It feels a bit self centered to blog, once again, about my “stuff.” I’ve received, however, so many wonderful, generous things lately, and many of them because of this public forum of blogging, that I feel the best way to say thank you, is to do it here.
My table is overflowing! Somewhere in that huge pile are: threads and ribbons from my mom (the slippers are on my feet); a book*, sketchbook, more threads, and fabrics from blog friend Jeannie; an unexpected surprise — kimono fabrics from my art school friend who was cleaning out and organizing her collection; a kit of stuff to make Xmas cards from friend Therese; wonderful little piles of varied fabric bits and pieces from Jude in return for a much smaller pile of indigos I sent her; from a lovely dinner party last night — super-soft red alpaca yarn and knitting needles (do you see those dots on the mitten ends? very Fliegenpilz!) from Kate‘s mom; and a pincushion from another Kristin in return for a PIF postcard I sent her.
I assure you all your gifts are very much appreciated and will all be well loved and used! Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone.
On the next page was something I think Natalya would appreciate.
Really, I’m not doing this just to add more links. The book just has so much. “Stitch Magic” is a wonderful book with loads of gorgeous inspirational photos, and ideas that appear to be adaptable to a wide range of personal styles and interests. As an aside, I am pleased to have been able to “meet” artists and crafters through blogging that I would otherwise not have had the opportunity to interact with (like the above ladies of whom the book reminded me). It enriches me.
I wish everyone a cozy end of the year, spent in the comfort of friends and family, enjoying the gifts — large and small, physical and intangible, given with a full heart, that we have to give each other.