The past few days has seen packages arrive from the U.S.A., Greece and Germany, my Postman even commented on the amount of mail I receive from abroad! Of course this could only ever be possible because of the wonder of blogs and how we are able to connect with people from different corners of the world. I’d like to share artwork and gifts I received from three lovely ladies:- Michele, Marie and Julia. The order I am sharing is the order they arrived at my home.
First Michele (Art From The Well). When commenting on an Art Deco card she made for her friend I had said that as well as the card being stunning, what a lucky friend she had, the next thing I know Michele said she would like to mail an Art Deco card to me. Michele creates such wonderful collage cards. What she didn’t tell me was that inside the envelope she had tucked a surprise in the form of another card, a card which I had commented on without knowing it was already on its way to me. The image of the girl really spoke to me for some reason.
Michele, thank you so much for both cards and also for your words which touched me. From Marie (Dollys Daydreams) I received this most beautiful card. The punched border is a pretty idea to edge a card and the blue button brings out the lovely blue in this touching image.
The mail system nearly brought Marie and I to the brink of despair as a Giveaway parcel I sent to her was in limbo until it eventually turned up back at my home! Marie eventually received the package two months later than expected. Then a card Marie sent to me is still in the mail system, I wonder where it will re-surface. Thankfully this gorgeous card didn’t go astray.
Marie, thank you so much for this card, you were put to so much trouble re-making it for me but I am so glad that you did.Finally but by no means least from Julia at Vintage and Laces. Tucked inside a wrapping of dressmaking tissue was this beautiful sewing themed tag with details of lace and a teeny swatch of fabric attached with a safety pin, French text all set against creams and winter whites.Julia also sent the prettiest of packages, ric rac, lace, buttons and bows in the sweetest pastel colours. The goodies are still inside the bag as I couldn’t bear removing them as they look so lovely nestled against each other.
Everything is perfection and I will definitely be using those pretty items. I know I tend to safe “treasures” and I am sure initially I will do that, safe them just to look at but I am turning over a new leaf and actually using what friends send to me. Thank you for your kindness.
Michele, Marie and Julia, thank you all not only for gifting me your art but also for your friendship.
If any of those blogs are new to you then please take the time to visit as you will be in for a treat. All three women create in different styles to each other but for me that is one of the most appealing aspects of blogs, that we might come across blogs whereby people are creating to a different style to our own but I believe that makes us more rounded crafters and makes our lives more enriched for taking the time to visit them. Lynne x