Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Look what arrived for me today!

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This gorgeous American apron was sent to me by my dear friend Nancy in America, and I won it by taking part in a competition on her blog. It looked pretty in her photos - all I can say is that in real life it is even better. All hand-sewn, with giant ric-rac and tiny ric-rac and lovely stitching, and every time I look at it (it is really too precious to wear, except perhaps for VERY special occasions) I will feel a connection with the lady who spent her evenings sewing it. As a needlewoman myself (hmmm - after a fashion!) I appreciate hand-made crafts by other people.

Isn't this just the PRETTIEST wool you have ever seen? I had to keep stroking it! I don't know what I will make with it yet, but I may crochet a little something for one of my girls. We shall see.

These are two tiny little Cardinals, which I have always loved ever since my penpal in Alaska sent me a Christmas card with Cardinals on one year.

This is a little folder for putting two photographs in, and so I think I will put a photo each of my daughters (away at Uni) in there. That cover is SO pretty.

Last but not least, a very personalised ATC style card from Nancy. She is SO talented and clever and no mean artist. It is something I would love to have a go at, so perhaps when the dark winter evenings and the wet Welsh winter days arrive, I shall try my hand at these myself.

A big, BIG thankyou to Nancy for her kindness and generosity - and of course, most of all, her friendship.


Kelli said...

Such wonderful and beautiful gifts, Jennie! I love that pretty apron!

Greentwinsmummy said...

lovely gifts BB! Nancy you are a talented lady ,the apron is stunning

MammyT said...

I am so glad it finally arrived. I was getting concerned. It was good timing, though, a lift when needed.

Bovey Belle said...

Cheered me up no end Nancy! MANY thanks.