Well, I couldn't let such a kindness go unrewarded, so I stitched up a little Chinese Coins quilt and sent it off to her by way of thanks. She just let me know that it has been received so now I'm able to share a picture of it here.
And I was the lucky winner of a rug hooking pattern giveaway on Saundra's blog - I'm a big fan of Polly Minick - even got to meet her & her sister Laurie several years ago. I pulled the fat envelope out of my mailbox earlier today and look forward to getting this checkerboard hooked some day.. Thanks Saundra!
I know stuff gets lost in the mail all the time, but I've been very fortunate through the years and have only ever had one package go missing. It was a small hooked mat that I made for a one-on-one swap, and I had a sneaking suspicion that the recipient just claimed that it hadn't arrived so she wouldn't have to send me anything in return. Made me very cynical about participating in online swaps ever since. Have you ever had anything get lost in the mail?