Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kindness of Strangers

Well, it’s happened again! I’ve won another terrific giveaway, this time from LibbyQ at Paper Napkin Poetry. Libby is a talented photographer, multi-media collage artist and needlewoman whose work reveals the often overlooked detail of everyday things. Visit her blog ~ it's a gift in and of itself.

Her prize included an assortment of exquisitely stitched fabric postcards, exotic tea and honey sticks, sweet little packets of wildflower seeds and a luscious chocolate bar. I can’t stop studying, and admiring each hand stitched postcard. The detail is incredible and the longer I look, the more I see. Click each photo for a larger view.

This one is embellished with tiny shells, textural ribbon, feather stitched embroidery and rubber stamping...

fused fabric trimmings, foil...

buttonhole embroidery, tiny french knots stitched
with a single metallic thread, charms...

more hand stitched embroidery,
cute little sticky dots...

rubber stamping, single thread embroidery,
a miniature needle punched topiary inscribed
with the words ”thinking of you” ...

hand embroidery, charms, and a
hidden message ~ "wonder"

The kindness of quilt bloggers like Libbyquilter astounds me. That someone would put so much time, effort and skill into a project, only to offer it to a complete stranger, shows a generosity of spirit that few possess.

Thanks again, LibbyQ. I feel very fortunate to own these little treasures. They won’t be wending their way through the post anytime soon.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Thank you for your congratulations and good wishes on James and Rachel's engagement. We are so pleased! What a joy it’s been to watch them fall in love.

Our family passed another milestone last week with James’ graduation from college. Bet you can’t tell where he went to school (that's Carolina blue).

Can you spot James and Rachel in the stands? Just kidding; they sat on the field, creating their own “pomp and circumstance” by playing in the band.

With diplomas in hand, they're off to graduate school in the fall.

Best of luck!