Then I saw that it was from "Zen Crafter", Patricia, about whom I posted the other day. Though I had no reason to be receiving a gift from her, this was my first thought:
It was a greedy little wish, but I was hoping it might be one of her crewel stones.
This little package was the right size to be one.
I was so ecstatic to open the package and find this:
My very favorite one. Thank you, Patricia. This sweet matryoshka will not be put away with the Christmas decorations. I'm putting her on my dresser with my most precious and sweet objects where I can admire her all year.