This weekend a lovely parcel arrived all the way from sunny Montpellier.
So many parcels!
My children get jealous when these lovely gift parcels arrive in the post, but they happen because of the friendships developed over years of following each other through our blogs and creativity.
I have always admired Sonia's beautiful naturally dyed linen scarves - and now because of another gift swap we agreed upon, I am the delighted owner of this avocado dye, linen scarf! It is beautiful Sonia, thank you! I love how the grey pink tones, coordinate perfectly with my recently made "et voila" skirt. Even though there will only be a few short weeks left of warmer weather, I am making the most of them. It is sunny today, but when the clouds come, the northern chill is quickly felt and the scarf is perfect. You can guess that the delicious honey nugget was speedily scoffed (and not shared) and all the other parcels torn open. I was very moved by the necklace included in these precious parcels. Having so many beautiful handmade creations around the house remind me of the people that made them and they are some of the things that are held onto and not so easily discarded as shop bought items are. I think that is why I am trying hard to make my own clothes. I am not great - at all - with the sewing machine, but selecting the fabric and pattern, sitting in the evenings to
wrestle patiently struggle with the machine all require deliberate choices and time. When these clothes are made, and the season for wearing them is over - I carefully store them away for next year, hoping that I don't gain too much weight over Christmas to wear them again - (it happens...).
You can be sure that the necklace is being almost constantly worn - and the pin-cushion was put to good use immediately on my current sewing project.
Enjoy the rest of your week friends - and if anyone else is interested in a handmade gift swap - let me know - I'm in!