Hello friends! Hope you are all happy and well. I want to start by saying WOW....what a great response I am seeing for my Giveaway...thanks to all who have left comments and helped spread the word. If you look closely at my commenters, you will see that they come from all parts of the globe...I love that!!
You still have plenty of time to leave a comment and enter (here) and you have a good chance of winning one of my knitted 'Circle of Love' scarves.
I hope to honor my friend Phyllis, who recently lost her battle with cancer and who's company I kept while I knitted them.
These are just a sampling of the scarves I will giveaway...we will have multiple winners!
Ok...now back to my post title. Can a postman be the bearer of Peace?
Why yes he can...especially when he delivers lovely little surprise packages from far away places.
This small box came to me when I needed it most. Just before the holidays, I was feeling very sad and having such a hard time getting into the spirit of things.
When I opened this mystery box, this is what I found inside...
The most wonderful aroma you ever smelled. My very good friend Gretel, who has the most fabulous blog 'Middle of Nowhere' and lives in the beautiful Cotswolds of England, had it delivered to me.
As the return address was from a lovely Etsy shop called OakMoss, I had no clue it was from Gretel.
I have never met Gretel, but I feel as though I have. Her blog is a must read for me. Gretel does not post on a daily basis and you will not see tutorials on spray painting your chandeliers or how she made over her dining room. No disrespect, but those type of posts are a dime a dozen lately.
What you will see is a post filled with long walks and incredible photographs of some of the most historic and beautiful countryside ever.
Once in a while she gives us a peek into her studio and shows us how she creates her fabulous needlefelted creatures or into her world of watercolor illustrations and artwork.
This is 'Oscar'
Just look at the artistry...I'm in awe everytime I hold him. Yup...you heard me right, I own this this blue elephant and a few others by Gretel. She is in very high demand now and getting more famous by the day. Gretel has two books coming out this year. They are pop-up delights based on her wonderful needle felted creations. I will keep you posted on those events.
So a huge Thank You is being sent across the pond to you Gretel...you put a much needed smile on my face and I cherish our 'online' friendship.
As a little gift to you Gretel, I am sending some photos I took this morning..enjoy!
Lovely blue tiled Bluejays
They come and feed by the dozens and love the egg shells I put out for them..the calcium is good for them.
Adorable tiny Sparrow with a little yellow forehead
Love the color on the Purple Finch
And of course your favorite...the majestic Cardinal
So thank you Gretel and thanks to all of you for coming back to visit me.
Now go enter my Giveaway ;-)
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
Oops...almost forgot to mention...yesterday I got an e-mail from the editor of Altered Couture magazine telling me that they will be featuring my Valentine Felted Vest in the May 2011 issue. How great is that!