Monday, October 27, 2014

Great Monday, with a present!

Constant Reader, Great Commenter and Generous Friend, Ash, sent me a surprise package, a trove of threads, hoop and frame, evenweave fabrics, threads and even  note the lovely Barbadian stamps.  The two on the right commemorate the 100th annie of the Panama Canal, I remember it well...



and a beautiful sunflower greeting to go with!  It's a two sided card, now on my fridge with a magnet that makes me think of a butterfly, must be in butterfly mode...





thank you so much Ash.  Yes, they will all find good homes, either in my work or  in work by my friends.  What a wonderful addition to my choices to work with.

Such a treat on a Monday morning!  I was just struggling with the setup for an upcoming stumpwork lacewing moth's wings -- two layers of hand dyed silk, tautened at 45 degrees to each other in the hoop, now firmly in place, wings drawn, two for each side, pix later when there's something to see. Using Jane Nicholas, great Aussie stitcher, the book of.   So it was great to take a break and look at presents!  And to reflect on the marvels of international sharing and learning.

Barbados! Panama Canal!  Australia!  My living room!  all together in here, yay.

3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's such a joy when something wonderful arrives in the mailbox, especially when it's unexpected. You are bound to have fun with all these goodies!

margaret said...

this is just the kind of parcel to drop through the letter box beats all those nasty bills that come through my door

Minimiss said...

What a lovely gift. Nice bright colours.