Alrighty! Technically it's only 30 minutes until I can open gift #1!!!!! 'Cuz gift #1 is to be revealed on December 1 and that is only 30 minutes away from now as I create this post!! Gift #1 is from the awesome artist, Ruth Rae. I feel like a little child on Christmas Eve. I can hardly keep my hands off the gifts.
This swap hostessed by my buddy, Deryn Mentock, who is herself a fantastic artist and author. The swap was featured in the November/December 2007 issue of Somerset Studios. Although all of the ornaments we shown in that article, most of us changed dwhat we made for the actual swap so that it would be a surprise. Whether or not gift #1 is the same as in the article -- makes absolutely no difference to me. Ruth is an incredible artist and I'm thrilled to be getting an ornament form my tree from her.
I will open the gift in the morning and post a photo of it for you. Stay turned!!