Thankful--and lucky. That's how I feel! Here are some of the unexpected surprises I received recently.
The table runner I made from a kit given to me a few years ago by a friend. I think it's the perfect backdrop for some of the surprises. You may recognize the Mason jar I won from Sharon Stanley on the left. In the middle is my bowl with candle, pumpkins and Indian corn. My mom gave me the pumpkins and corn; she recently borrowed the green polished glass chips I usually have around the candle. A good trade, eh? On the right is a beautiful glass pumpkin given to me by my friend Laurie.
She made it at the Corning Museum of Glass and it is so cute!
Here's a close-up. Don't you love the curly tendril? Thanks, Laurie! I love it!
I'm sort of improving on my "staging" of objects. Or at least I think I am! Next up, two new additions to the jar collection! A bale-top quart jar, and a metal and glass topped pint jar from Cheryl!
Can we say yahooooooo! I love them, Cheryl; thank you so much!
When I got to the LQS about a week or so ago, I was handed a plain brown paper bag with a note from Debbie wishing me a Merry Christmas! Inside was a bottle of my most favorite hand piecing pins from Little House. You can cool your jets--they are no longer available in the United States (or at least I have been unable to find them). I haven't used them for class in several years so as not to taunt those of you who do not have them. But to have a brand new bottle of 100 virgin pins in this cute glass jar with a cork stopper? Go Sharon--Go Sharon--Go Sharon! Okay, enough gloating. Many thanks, Debbie!
Special thanks to each of you for your thoughtful gifts!
Blissful hugs to all,
P.S. I just finished listening to Full Cry by Rita Mae Brown and have started Full Black by Brad Thor.