While I'm at it, here are the shawls Mr. Wonderful sent me from Afghanistan. The pictures don't do any of these shawls justice. They're quite large. I've photographed them hanging over my shower rod, so you're only seeing half the shawl. That gives you an idea of how large they are. They are also unbelievably soft, and actually shimmer. Just gorgeous.
When Mr. Wonderful was deployed, he asked me if I wanted anything, and I gave my standard answer: textiles. Whenever someone travels and asks what I'd like, I always want local textiles. I didn't specify what kind, and he chose these two beautiful shawls on his own. (One of the many reasons he is Mr. Wonderful.) I was so surprised and delighted to receive another one from his buddy. Now that I have three, I have a "collection" of Afghan shawls and I will be too fabulous for words.