Monday, September 13, 2010
Oh, gosh!! I was overwhelmed when I opened the package from Milly (visit her blog here to see more of her gorgeous art).
Milly held a drawing on her blog (http://drawingsfromnature-milly.blogspot.com/2010/08/festival-of-quilts-nec-my-butterfly.html) and invited readers to guess how many butterflies are on her quilt. I guessed 778 and the correct answer was 777! Can't believe I got that close! Pure luck! So Milly emailed me, asked me for my mailing address and told me to be on the lookout for a gift in the mail.
I was expecting something modest, something small. My mouth dropped opened when I removed the wrapper and saw what was inside. Wow! A tag which I shall use as a bookmark (especially since she wrote on the back... makes it that much more meaningful), the neatest little origami art book, a hand-bound sketch book, and a package of her beautiful, beautiful art cards... they're so pretty I don't want to use them! :-)
All of this was handmade and carried her own art designs. Thank you so very much, Milly! I will treasure this wonderful gift and the kind and generous spirit in which it was given. Lucky me!
I'd also like to say "Thank you" for all the kind and caring comments. My arms/wrists are doing a lot better (brace is off...yay!!) so I'm going to ease back into spending some time on the computer. Thanks again... you guys are such a wonderful bunch of people- it's a privilege to be blog friends with you!