I have a lovely friend in Texas....Jackie...actually my sister's best friend...who has become a very good friend to me. I enjoy seeing her whenever I get to visit my hometown. She sent this very cute card, actually a coaster, and one of my very favorite things to FIND...a heart shaped rock. Included in the package was this absolutely beautiful embroidered and monogrammed hand towel. It is BEAUTIFUL.
Now, Jackie knows that the one thing I never could learn to do was to tat, so when I find it at the flea, I want to buy it. The odds of me finding something embroidered with my initial, and also tatted...well, I just never would have found it, but Jackie did and sent it to me!!!! I love it.....thank you Jackie...as always, you are so thoughtful and generous. And, you watch out for my sister for me and I really appreciate that!
And, so cute! I have a collection of these heart rocks....one day I will show them. So fun to come across one by chance, another gift from Jackie.
Here are two Gardenias, caught in bloom. I love the smell of Gardenia. These I picked, then just laid them on a paper towel until they were totally dried. A remembrance of Spring, again, one of the sweetest things from this year.
And, a rose. This was a pink rose with a bit of yellow, however, it dried this lovely color which I dearly love.
And, here you see some of my favorite thread colors........the Rose and the Gardenia look good there beside the threads, I think. Do you see that large spool with a bit of crochet? That is sewing thread, not crochet thread, but I just had to try it and see how it would look. Makes the tiniest design. Not bad. One day, I will add a bit of that to an embroidery project.
Now, a word about this lamp. I bought it at the flea. It's only about a foot tall. And, as you can see, there is something missing.
I have no idea what is missing, but I thought the little lamp so sweet and the base so pretty, I bought it anyway.
But, what to do to rescue it? I searched the house high and low and couldn't find a thing...then realized that I had a pincushion with a beaded edging that matched the base of the lamp. Oh, why not? No one is here to care but me and I instantly loved the arrangement.