I signed up for this event at the Paper Imagery Designs yahoo group. Everyone made 12 gifts, wrapped them, and sent them to Melissa, the host. She had the daunting task of organizing everything so that no one received their own gift, packaging, addressing, and mailing it all out. My box was almost the last to arrive, ironic since Mel and I live in the same state! But arrive it did, full of 12 beautifully wrapped presents. Then Mel made up a schedule for opening. Since there are more than 12 of us involved, not everyone received something from everyone participating. But we all got 12 gifts. Today anyone who received something from Arlene gets to open it. I was up early and couldn't wait to see what was inside. All I can say for now is that it is lovely. I can't post a photo until tomorrow -- have to make sure everyone has had the chance to open theirs, for the benefit of those who love being surprised. My gifts are scheduled to be opened on the 19th, and I'm very anxious to see how everyone likes them. Well, have to wait 10 days to find out.
Here's what Arlene's gift looked like wrapped: