I haven't been feeling so well today and just doing a bit then sitting then doing a bit and sitting, when my Fibromyalgia and back spasms flare up it isn't fun. What a blessing I got in the mail from my wonderful swap partner (and new friend) Kathleen.
Here I am in my kitchen with my new orange and green (colors I did not have) apron Kathleen made for me. But that isn't all, she used some beautiful fabric for the back as well and it can be worn inside out if I so choose and I just know I will.
Kathleen loves French country and enclosed a beautiful card that reminds me of the simple French country style she enjoys so much. Remember all those trips I had been taking to France, showed me what this style was. Well, in my dreams I went to France!
Each gift was wrapped in tissue paper with these beautiful satin ribbons and since we both believe in repurposing great things, I am seeing a new apron for a grandchild using the pink ribbon as the tie, that was a huge bonus...thanks partner!
This little bag was so cute, I have never seen bags this small and I love the blue flowers on it, just a bright spot in a rainy day here in the great NW. What was inside this bag? Oh my, the most delicious smelling Honey suckle hand lotion. How did she know I am almost out of lotion? The granddaughter snagged it up pretty quickly (now you know why I am out of lotion) but she gave it back only if I promised to share!
I am a huge journaler so it was really exciting to see the brand new journal and the inside is done in purple, my very favoritist of all colors and a book that I absolutely promise to read called 'One Thousand Gifts,' by Ann Voskamp. I have never heard of her, but a short blurb on the back is written by Lysa TerKeurst and I just completed a Bible Study of hers, so now on those days when I can't clean, sew, quilt or do anything but lay in bed due to the increased pain in my back....I have something to read!