Thursday, May 8, 2014
Gifts Out & In...
This is a Hostess gift I made yesterday. It felt sew good to spend time in my sewing room and actually make something for someone.
I began my little project with a purchased flour sack towel, some interesting fabric and a piece of beautiful soft gray grosgrain ribbon. Of course threads and my sewing machine did all the work.
I like how it turned out. Now I have a unique and special Hostess gift prepared. You never know when you will need to pull from that gift cupboard you keep. Sew...this is a gift going out.
Now to share a gift that came in. Miss Dorthe of Den Lille Lade in Denmark gifted me with this gorgeous collage she created. I am loving the sweet little face on this beautiful collage of laces and fabrics and buttons all lovingly put together by Dorthe herself. She wrapped it safely in the deep burgundy folder with the elegant ladies on front and tied it all with a purple velvet ribbon. Her note is written on the Denmark postcard. Thank you from my heart Dorthe Dear. Your gift is as precious and beautiful as you are my friend.
Here is a surprise gift from my Canadian friend Elle of elle in da coop blog. In April while I was participating in National Letter Writing Month (NLWM) I made certain I also included some of my blog and personal friends with surprise mail. Well...while I was mailing Elle she was mailing me this lovely fabric postcard she created.
Yes, I was completely surprised when I received it. Thank you very much Elle Dear. Now we are in May and I just spent my evening yesterday writing and preparing about another dozen follow-up pieces of mail from NLWM. Whew!!! This year was amazing however I over-committed myself and mailed out about 200 pieces of assorted mail. CRAZY!!! Two countries, plus all over Canada and 32 different states in the USA. My piggy bank ran completely dry. I better begin saving again for next year.
Our weather is lovely. We even had one night with some gentle rain. Nothing measurable but enough to water my ground cover at the pond. We might get some more tonight and I am keeping my fingers crossed for snow on the passes to help our "exceptional drought".
Today is full of errands and anything else that comes along. I am flexible and that helps me have a very happy day. Oh and I still love Pharrell Williams singing Happy. I can play it on repeat for an hour at a time and never grow tired of it. I get lots of housework and laundry done to this Happy music!
Happy Mother's Day...especially to my beautiful daughter who enabled me to be a mom. I am very proud of her and my two granddaughters. I am very thankful for my mother and grandmother and older sister who taught me so very many things in life. Especially my ability to be creative.
Let's make beautiful things that make us Happy. Creative Bliss...