We arrived home from our selling to a mountain of post. No, not all bills, but quite a lot of paperwork that needs seeing to - and a couple of packages. The first was a lovely surprise, it was one of my hand-carved printing blocks that went astray when I was making the second DVD - and today it arrived home. I have to admit that it's one of my favourites (it makes a repeat pattern in a number of different ways), and I have been hunting for it - well, I'll hunt no more, it's now home and safely stored with my others.
The second package was a bit of a mystery. DH grumbled (he's tired too) - had I been shopping again? No, I hadn't! It was squidgy, and yet hard in places, I really had no idea what it could be, but the surprise when I opened it was even greater than finding my printing block. It was wrapped in blue tissue, and tied with a burgundy cord. What was it?
I'm cheating here because I've copied and pasted the photograph from this site, where it all becomes clear! The post is worth reading, but you'll have to wait until you get to the end before you find out about this lovely item and see more pictures. I can only say that it is even better in person than in the photographs, and is not only beautiful, but also very useful. In fact, it will be packed and on it's journey with me tomorrow - I have just the perfect use for it.
Thank you Jan. I can see that I'm going to have to watch out - you are progressing at an enormous rate. I love the way you have combined materials and colours - and the further embellishment is just perfect.