A wonderful parcel arrived from my friend Pam.
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.
The other is a book about dairies.
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.
Some hand embroidered ribbon from India. Maybe for using on the hem of a skirt or jacket?
Some lovely old silk thread and a collection of buttons.
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.
Now I have another collection of pieces to play with.
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.