Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Round of Thank Yous!


Today I need to send out many Thank Yous!
The first thank you goes to Lorna at
Lorna sent me this very beautiful postcard. The fabrics and colors she works in are rich and vibrant. Her work reminds me of old world tapestry. There is glow and luxuriant quality to her piece that makes me feel like I have been given a rare gift or treasure. Nothing common about her work. I love dropping in on her blog to see what adventures she and her family are having. 



Now this gem was sent to me right before Christmas.
Corrine at http://www.dosfishes.blogspot.com/ transformed a glass bottle into a masterpiece.
It's wonderful to look at but also holding it in your hands feels so good. You can't help but smile. Eva and I love to gently shake it. Why??? because it emits a tinkling sound. It seems that Corrine put a few sharks teeth inside. Eva wants to open the bottle to look but I won't let her.
Like her work, Corrine is a joy. Her blog is great fun.
Thank you Corrine for letting me in on your fun mail exchange.



And  a thanks to Gill for answering my question :
What's the name of this Japanese embroidery?
It's Sashiko!
If you read my blog a few posts back I found this embroidery kit and could not remember what it was.
From Wikipedia, Sashiko literally means "little stabs".  Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear, or repair worn places or tears with patches. This decorative reinforcement stitching is usually done with white thread on indigo fabric.
Mine is reversed colors. I spent most of a Saturday working on this piece. I can't remember working on anything so relaxing.

Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for stopping by my blog.
Blogging has been an unexpected thrilling adventure.
Thanks!
Jill




5 comments:

  1. So glad you are having fun with the little shark's teeth twinkling. Your stitching looks really great. Wonderful job. xox Corrine

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  2. Oh what treasures you are holding! Just beautiful.

    As for your stunning pixie dress I want to put it on & run round the garden bearfoot & full of dreams! Your lovely dress makes it seem like summer out there ;)

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  3. So many of us are blessed to have your eyes and wise comments left on our blogs. You really are a blogger's best friend and I for one appreciate your compassion. xo

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  4. what treasures are around you ... I'm thinkN of you ... Thanks for shareN your studio pictures ,,, I can see you most happy there

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