I love to get mail - real mail. Hand-written letters and lovely packages. Yesterday I received both! A treasured letter from an old and dear friend, and a delightful gift from a new one.
It was a wonderful surprise to win Shell's give-away prize - a sweet purple tote with her Caribbean Dream image, and signature. I also loved the little note she included, which sported a beautiful Italian waterfront scene. Thank you for brightening my rainy day, friend!
I used the tote today, actually, as I packed up my sewing supplies to take to a friend's - we're working on quilted bags. She thought the tote beautiful and wondered where I got it. Of course, I happened to have a business card to give her - thank you, Shell, for including an extra:).
Tomorrow we'll talk about taking photographs of fireworks displays. Perhaps our upcoming 4th of July celebration will inspire someone to create a fabulous gift with their colorful results! Even those of you who don't celebrate this American holiday may have some fireworks celebrations to share. Start looking.....