dimanche 22 avril 2007

Gifts and SWAP – Great baggies …

During the week, don’t ask me what day it was - I forgot it ;o) the postman came to my door with two packs. One was coming from Japan and the other from the States.

It made my day!!!

Hideko is one of my SWAP sisters for this year. She is sending me Japanese fabrics and threads as other special goodies we can’t find here.

I love the delicate sense of color and harmony we find in all Japanese designs.
One of my dreams is to learn one day Japanese embroidery but we can’t find teacher and lesson her in Belgium. There are so many techniques to master in this art that it is very difficult to learn alone with books.

This time I received a huge amount of fabrics – Japanese, of course ;o) that are soft and smart silks. They seem to me that they are mostly traditional designs for kimono; am I right, Hideko?
A lot of laces and trims are accompanied by beads and silk threads and ribbons; a pack of mother-of-pearl buttons and two lovely silk flowers with a bead center.
A lovely card was also in the pack; that card was designed by Ingeborg and is a real eye candy!
Thank you Hideko, this baggie is just wonderful; as usual! You sent me so much beautiful things. I enjoy all pieces you sent me!
If you ever come to Belgium just call before and we’ll organize a special “embroidery day” with Mireille…

The other pack is a lovely gift coming from Susan.
It is so sweet from you to send me this unexpected baggie!

I immediately though at the Red Heat Society with there red and purple colors!
Did you know I’ll be 50 next year?! ;o))
Now I have to do a project in those colors to celebrate it!
Red and purple fabrics; the same colors for the threads and a lot of beautiful embellishments … Beads and more beads, buttons, laces and motifs.
I can’t tell which one I prefer; everything is so beautiful. Probably the threads … or …

Nevertheless, CQ friends are generous! Thank you to both of you for that special day I had drooling in the packages with a lot of Oooh and Aaaahs!

2 commentaires:

Susan a dit…

I'm glad you liked it. You did say you loved red. =) The IQswap baggie looks great, too! I love the threads and laces from Japan.

Ati. Norway. a dit…

WOW,Beautiful baggies!!
When do we see your Cq block from all this lovely stuff ? ;))