Hope you had a sweet weekend. I did all sorts of things I wanted to do, things including of watching a couple of movies, a few hours of hunched shoulders and hand stitching, sipping on warm sweet fine Chinese tea, and naps. I do feel alot better now...thank you so much for all the love you sent my way!
I would love to introuduce you to a friend.
If you don't know Mai, you should drop by her blog and take a look around. She's quite a sweet lady. I always enjoy her lovely posts, which happen to be full of beautiful handmade tutorials, embroidery and her beautiful city, Yokohama. A while back i contacted her about doing a little handmade goodies swap, and she said YES! Obviously I jumped for joy! I had only recently found her blog and had taken to visiting daily. I think I was hooked when she posted gorgeous photos of her tutorials, embroidery and her weekend walks around her beautiful city. You know I have a lot of love for the things in Japan. Take a look at all the fantastic goodies she sent me (all the way from Yokohama). I LOVE having a friend in Yokohama...
Thanks for your overwhelming generosity, Mai. I love each and everything you sent. I'll try to finish up your surprise goodies and have them mail out hopefully by this week!
I must admit thought i am a HUGE fan of her sashiko embroidery pocket tote bag...and she made me this very special tote bag! I cannot express the love and overwhelming happiness i felt and still feel as i write this.
I can't believe she also made me a Haniwa plushy in it's dancing position! My new found friend nows sits on my desk at my creative space keeping me company.
And her handmade bias tape....gosh they are just sooo pretty! Pretty fantastic, wouldn't you say? I would. I'm over the moon! I hope my handmade surprise goodness bring her as much excitement and joy when she receive my package. *cross my fingers*
Isn't friendship just the hardest thing in the world to explain? I feel so lucky to meet each and everyone of you from all over the world. Thank you for your friendship...thank you for taking time, time to stop and take an interest in me. *hugz*
I'm off to splash more warm water on my face. You know, just for kicks. Have a lovely merry happy Monday! I know most of you are having a holiday today...so envious! Love to you and yours!!