Monday, January 19, 2009

Catching up with the mail

I've been wanting to upload some pictures for you of some recent mail I've received. So finally I got it done!!!! Don't you love getting art in the mail.... it's the best thing ever. When I was a young girl I wrote so many letters. I've always been a letter writer and I have a few boxes of letters around here. Of course, they are all OLD now since no one writes me offline anymore. So I do save the few I get now....even the handwritten cards that arrive with goodies. I'm trying to write more letters to friends this year. I wrote to my aunt in Georgia last week. You should write a letter to someone today, too. Nathalie's mother actually writes to me sometimes. I need to definitely send her something today..well, tomorrow....no mail today. Gasp...I hate postal holidays. God Bless the Post Office...even tho they charge me an arm and a leg.... Okay...I'm digressing. As you can see in the sidebar, I adore Viv's stuff over here at Hens Teeth. I ordered one of her needlecases on New Year's Eve 2008. Wanted to get my order in before everyone had their copy of the current issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and discovered her. I ordered one of her needlecases. She uses old envelopes for her base! So you can understand why she caught my eye! And I love embroidery, too.....so here we have the perfect combination. And she makes these wonderful cases for the needlecases!

Below is from Wanda and her Rat's Pajamas blog! Wanda is a Silver Bella friend. I won these on her blog as we are all winners. Gotta love that concept! She is a sweetheart. Check her blog! And considering my recent art projects (unphotographed so far)....these supplies are thrilling.... I got this pack a month ago at least....I'm so behind!

And..then...there is Margaret... Alice and Camilla blog.
She is such a treasure! I love her and all her stuff! We are members of In This House Yahoo Group and that's how I found her. We agreed to trade envelopes full of goodies. Here is what she sent me.....from Switzerland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the fruit card.

8 comments:

Anna said...

yum yum! love the ribbons and the needle cases (adorable)...... with all your comments about rebeca sower.... I've been dying to bust out my needle and thread!!! but I haven't..... what a great trade you made with your friend in switzerland!! Good work!! xoxo anna

natalea said...

fun mail for sure!! xo

Debe said...

I chuckled because I read your post right after reading Charlotte Lyons. You both posted about letters and the lost art of writing to others. It is so true, my hand cramps these days if I write too much. Sad. It is so much fun getting goodies in the mail. Love yours!

Cindy Ericsson said...

pretty, pretty, pretty!
I popped over here because I was catching up on some favorite blogs and this post http://kellyraeroberts.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-tour.html made me think of you and your bottles. Have a great week!

Margaret said...

don't you just love that, seeing the stuff you sent sitting on another table far away!! now what are you going to do with those angels?? I'll be checking up... Mxo

Wanda said...

I'm with Margaret...I can't wait to see how you used everything. I think that is even more fun then sending it, seeing how people use it. :)

Nathalie Thompson said...

I'm with you on letter writing and getting art mail! You got some real treasures! It's like having your blogger friends coming to visit! Can't wait to see what you make with your goodies. :)

Jeanie said...

Thanks for posting these wonderful links! I love the photos, too!

Speaking of links, pop over to the Gypsy -- I posted my One World One Heart drawing items today!