Leaves on this Family Tree

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lots of Stuff . . ie, Loads of Pictures

In an earlier post, I told you about winning a giveaway on Fliss's blog, Joshy and Belle. Well, it came today. I am SO PLEASED with how great it looks . . . just don't pay attention to my fat wrists and hands. (Now doesn't THAT guarantee that you will?  LOLOL)

This is what I first saw in the box:

Sure m=reminded me of the temples I saw when we were in Thailand. If you ever get a chance, it is a beautiful country to travel in. They call it the America of Asia because it is such a melting pot of cultures  . . . and they had been a colony of France  and it seems more western than eastern.

This was the message on the back of the card.

Now, a pictorial review of what was inside of the packing box beside the card above.

This box looks like it is made of "hand made paper" with a leaf placed on it before it totally dried so it is "semi-embedded."

Next, there was a card that told me about the bracelet.
Novica is the name of the organization that sells
handmade items from different countries.
Panapha is the artist who made the bracelet named "Fire Berries."

Info on Novica.
This does not do the bracelet justice.
The beads are a rich cranberry red and the lacing is a deep blue.

If my wrists were normal size,
this would wrap loosely around my wrist 3 times . . .
 so I will work and how to fasten it with two wraps around the wrist.
Maybe f I twist the bracelet before I wrap it twice would work. 

This is a better color shot . . you can see the large silver bead
that is used to hold the bracelet on. The smaller pink, red and silver
beads are for decoration.

Now, what else have I been up to? Well, I made another "bucket-like" hat for Miss Ellie Grace yesterday. It looks so much better in person. The thread color is Crisp Linen.

Like my model? A 5" Styrofoam ball on an ice cream glass . . LOLOL
Hum, can't see the design . . let's see what it looks like
with something under the hat besides a white ball.
Shows up a little better.
It is VERY SOFT thread,
so I think it will be a great hat for a newborn.
Oh, I almost forgot, today I received a package for our April Itsy Bitsy Swap and Chat swap. The theme was Spring and most people went with a flower theme. I mentioned how I like daffodils and look what I received:

A daffodil dishcloth in the center.
A large and smaller daffodil and,
in the center of the dishcloth
you will see a small daffodil
I will use as a pin.
At the top is the card . . it shows a beach scene
from Australia which is where Barb, my swappee, is from.
And, last but not least, the daffodils on the stairway shelf

with the last of our lilacs.

1 comment:

  1. I love your choice, so full of colour, thanks for the link to Flisss blog. Baby crochet is again very pretty.


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