So. We had our yankee swap last night at Erin's house. (thanks Erin!!!) And MAN was it amazing.
If you're not familiar with how a yankee swap works, it goes a little something like this. Each of the 7 of us drew a number to set the order of the gift opening. #1 then selects a wrapped present from the pile. #2 can then either select a wrapped present, or steal the gift from #1. #3 can then select a wrapped present, or steal the gift from #1 or #2. And so on. If your gift is in fact stolen, then you get to take a fresh prezzie. So, technically, the higher the #, the better.
There were 7 of us, so when I saw that I was 6th to draw I was thrilled. I was gunning for Erin's craft sight un-seen, because she had already told me that I was going to love it more than anyone else. But she had also already threatened me. Good-naturedly, of course! But hey! If Erin had already lost her chance to claim her own goods, well, who could blame me?
And then she drew the last draw. The jig was up.
There was a bit of thievery going on, but in the end, not by whom I thought.
The first package chosen was, of all coincidences, Erin's.
Lisa knew she was in trouble, but Marcia took mercy on her and opened a fresh gift. And got these.
Suzanne knitted this beautiful alpaca cowl, and these mitts. Yum! Okay, things just got hard.
Since we're all still playing nice here, Suzanne took a fresh prezzie.
And opened this painting from Rosalie. But, still playing nice, Rosalie chose the present that Brenda had made.
And out came this.
Amazing mosaic. This photo doesn't do the colors justice.
Brenda was up next, and stole this.
So Suzanne picked a fresh present.
It's a vintage suitcase that Marcia picked up at a local antique mall and covered in illustrations from a vintage book.
It just gets harder and harder. But it's my turn. AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!! I CAN'T TAKE THE PRESSURE!!! I know Erin is right behind me. Waiting. And I stole...
Rosalie's painting from Brenda, who then stole...
Erin's quilt from Lisa. Who then picked the present that I came with.
I named it the blister-maker. Seriously.
And then there was Erin. And she did something that I did not expect her to do. She let Brenda keep the quilt by taking the last. present. left.
How cool is that! A tiered dessert plate that Lisa made. From a birch log.
So, my friends, this ends another chapter of As the Swap Turns. Until next time...