Sweet & Soft :: Received
It is apparently better to "give than receive"... but I am not sure about this, as I seem to be doing alot of receiving. I also have been feeling the tinge of guilt as it has taken me a long time to write this post... The longer I put it off, the harder it seemed to get to it. A weird law of the universe... methinks.
Little Miss Softie Pincushion head is a lovely gift from Nicky... I have been browsing longingly on the Maminka site for a while now... Mitsuko lovingly hand paints her goodies and packages them up with a handmade tag... her site says she wants to make things with "a mother's affection". She has achieved this I think. It is a joy to stick pins into this little happy one, she never complains, always smiles & holds on to my reels aswell.
The rest of my gift was the fabulous felt book that has been popping up all over the place. It really is a keeper...lots of inspiring images and most of them are very achievable. I have stopped buying those craft books that are way beyond my skill level! They are only good for reading in bed!
The source of most of my guilt came from a magazine swap with Sally... a package of goodies including the Martha Stewart Holiday special arrived on my doorstep a month and more ago. Yet my package didn't arrive on her doorstep until this week. Phew! I can finally let myself have a read, and as it is filled with warming goodies which is great as it is starting to cool down here.
And finally the lovely Italian lady "up the road" has given me a bag of vintage buttons... I think they have been accumulating from around since the 60's. Some still have their threads attached and they smell like moth balls!
Now I finally got that all off my chest I had better concentrate on the "give" part of the old saying... T