I wonder if it is the weather?

A parcel in the mail.

A wonderful parcel arrived from my friend Pam.

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Little silk bags full of goodies and a couple of beautiful books.

The books were, The Flower Hunter, Ellis Rowan, who I have to admit I had never heard of.  But her paintings are beautiful.  In fact I think she has made the flowers just a bit more beautiful than they are in real life.

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The other is a book about dairies.

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I have always written a diary, I haven't kept them all, but I think the visual type are my favourite, this book confirms that.

Then each of those little bags held so many treasures, and are treasures themselves.

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Some hand embroidered ribbon from India. Maybe for using on the hem of a skirt or jacket?

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Some lovely old silk thread and a collection of buttons.

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And then there was a collection of old embroideries from Laos.  Pam and I travelled to Thailand together and she knows I looked in every market for old pieces, especially those stitched by people of the Miao tribes.  I have one that I made a wall hanging from in my sewing room.

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Now I have another collection of pieces to play with.

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Parcels in the mail are always exciting to receive.  Parcels from a good friend who know the things you like and have taken the trouble to put them together for you is super exciting.



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I do hope you show us what you make with the various bits and pieces..!

Carolyn Foley

Im into it now.

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