Lydia--THANK YOU SO MUCH for the very thoughtful gift! I didn't have time to take a picture of the fudge--or the licked-clean plate it was on. You can guess why. Well, actually, I did share it because I had to. I took it back to my office and it brought people out like bees to pollen.
And I'm using one of the book marks in Nancy's book THAT I WON in her drawing, thankyouverymuch, so that I don't have to leave it lying open face down on the table stressing the spine. (I'm almost finished with the book, Nancy. I'm intrigued! Thank you, too, for this wonderful gift!)
The purse...well, it wants to be borrowed by a few people who saw it, but as of today, it is still in my possession. On my person as I write this, actually. It has a little cell phone pocket in it!
I have to write this on the fly and I don't want to let more time go by without expressing how touched I am and I don't have my camera with me and I wish you could see the big chunks of fudge with almond toffey chips in it and the classy little ribbon-and-beads book marks and the cheerful little purse with a cell phone pocket in it...and I will save the pictures and use them later for another post. Just believe me when I say that purse is very CUTE and fashionable.
I love all the gifts--even the fudge that is already gone. (I'm still loving it.) More than anything, though, I am softened by the fact that there was so much care and thought woven into the making of these things.