One day last week I opened my mailbox to find an envelope that had come from Australia. I don't believe I had ever received mail from Australia before. It turned out to be part of the 2018 Winter Swap organized by Tabatha Yeatts. My swap partner is Kat Apel of katswhiskers.
Inside was a packet of materials tied up in a yellow ribbon. The first thing I noticed was the little notes that instructed me to complete the puzzle first.
Text of Kat's cherita:
for the senses
© Kat Apel, all rights reserved, used with permission.
I appreciate that Kat found a photo of a noodle-eating lady, similar to the cover photo at the top of my blog.
[Here's another group of Geisha enjoying their soba noodles that is part of a collection of images posted by Okinawa Soba (Rob):
album of Okinawa Soba (Rob).]
Beside the puzzle, Kat included a mounted and laminated copy of the puzzle poem, and another mounted piece, a colorful photo of birds-- "We stick together 'cause we're birds of a feather." Both pieces will be used as bookmarks in my house, for sure.
Also in my swap packet was a fun cat mask. I decided to model it for you. As you can see, I am lacking in selfie skills! This is the least bad photo of the ones I took!
Thanks again, Kat, for your kindness and your spirit of fun!
On this last Poetry Friday of 2018, Donna is hosting the Round-Up at Mainely Write, but, she's really in Pennsylvania. Happy New Year everyone!