I was almost late getting this post in under the wire. I was busy photographing gifts I received since we last visited, and nearly let the time get away from me.
I haven't even had time to sit for cheesecake and oolong tea.
My candle has been lit for nearly half an hour, but it's barely burning.
I'll drink my tea right after I share the LOVE I've gotten this week.
First up was a gift I received last week from Linda at Heartfully Inspired. I was impressed even before I opened the beautiful package. Linda made true mail art and covered the envelope with wonderful REAL postage stamps.
Of course, the little owl tag that showed lots of love was a hoot. Sorry, couldn't help the pun. I was especially pleased to see Linda also used her sewing machine, along with many other techniques she incorporated to create this.
I'm really ready to sit down with Linda and share some tea, too. It's been a stressful week, so this wonderful card made it all worthwhile. Look at the detail and rich layers she created.
Of course, as if that was not enough (and believe me, the tag and card were totally enough) Linda included some wonderful supplies I know I will be putting to use in the not too distant future.
Look how thick the bag was. Many, many more goodies than you got to see when you first viewed the package, that's for sure. Linda, you have NO idea how grateful I am.
Next came two gifts that arrived about an hour before I started this post. The postcard in the back came from my dear friend Patty who you'll find at Magpie's Nest. In front is a card and gift from Sam (or Hetti) at Hetticraft. You're not imagining the gift.
It's an adorable little teeny tiny rocking horse
and was tucked inside this incredible card. I am in awe of how she made this look like chalkboard. Thank you beyond belief, Sam for the lovely rocker and the gorgeous card.
Last, but certainly not least, was Patty's gorgeous postcard. True mixed media beauty, this incorporated doilies, corrugated cardboard, scrapbook paper, and doodles over blue and white paint. My photo certainly doesn't do it justice. Patty, you always outdo me, no matter how often I send you something. You are incredible.
Now it's your turn to share your DRINK related post. Please link any post below that involves some form of drink. That
drink could be made from art, sketched, digital, hybrid, or
traditional. It can be a time when you were out and about, or a drink
you had at home. It could be in the form of a book you read, a postcard
OR GIFT you
received, scrapbook page you created, or a movie you watched. It
doesn't matter as long as you
can, in some way, tie it back to a drink. After linking your post
Bleubeard (Squiggles seems to be hiding), the T gang, and I will be by
to visit and enjoy whatever you choose to share. And
remember, as Bleubeard would say, your photos may be taken any time, not
just on Tuesday.
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