Tuesday, January 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas swap, Day 10

If you are here looking for my Tea Tuesday post, please scroll down to the next entry. If you are here to see the next installation of the 12 Days of Christmas, we are just about ready to open this beauty.

Day 10's gift was created by Kathy W., an artist who was recommended by Gina Wise, but was not a member of ABC. Her package was wrapped in a decorated rustic butcher type paper and twine, making the tiny deer seem to fit right at home.

Inside was an adorable 10 Lords a Leaping. In fact, this Lord lept and pranced and did all kinds of gyros because it was on some kind of spring that was made of either plastic or paper. And it was black, so it was invisible, even when I turned the piece sideways. On a background of painted anaglyptus (textured wallpaper), the Lord was decorated with lots of lovely squiggles made from (I'm guessing) Stickles.

But Kathy didn't stop there. Her attention to detail was probably why Gina recommended her. The tiny book that was tucked into the pocket on the back side was filled with pages describing the meaning of Day 10. It was held together with colorful ribbon. Front or back, this lovely piece is a very worthy and welcome addition to my soon-to-be-complete book of 12 Days of Christmas treasures.

3 thoughtful remarks:

Terri Kahrs said...

How every lovely, Elizabeth! I can just imagine that little Lord "leaping" on his spring! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Julia Dunnit said...

How fun and how lovely to have such a detailed piece to add to your book.

Amy said...

Jeez, you fast-y fast-y.... I thought I was posting and linking up superly early...
Hmmm Imma getcha next wednesday.
It seems we both have the sewing bug. I am nuts for quilties lately...is that what you've been up to? I admit to cheating and using a good bit of fusible interfacing!