When I came back in from the garden this morning just look what was waiting for me on the doorstep. Super special and wonderful swap gifts from Laura in North Carolina. Look at all the yummy goodies inside:
A beautiful card of a Chihuly window – he’s one of my favourite glass designers – embroidery transfers – animal and garden – so cute !! Two copies of Blueprint – woohoo !! The latest issue of Adorn – super YAY !!! May Domino – wow I love it !! Knitsimple magazine – oooh great ideas !!! A lovely Burt’s Bees Baby soap for Astrid from Laura’s daughters Chloe and Maya – thank you – it’s so sweet and smells yum !! AND of course – the piece de resistance – Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing – the book that started it all.
I can not begin to say thank you Laura. And Chloe and Maya – that’s lovely you sent something for Astrid. Thank you sooo much – thank you thank you thank you !!
A quick glimpse inside these magazines makes me want to visit the States even more. Laura – I saw what the fleamarkets are like on Eren’s flickr. Oh my word !!! Just check out these aprons she got there.
Have a fun weekend everybody. Especially to you Laura and your family – big smiles and ‘yays’ from all of us in Auckland.
Here is what I sent (except I forgot to photograph the card I sewed with Japanese paper).