Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Mailbag

Tuesday had its highs and lows, so I'll share the highs with you first. Our postal carrier must have thought it was my birthday or something else rather special, as I was gifted quite generously.

This is a lovely fiber Valentine from my good buddy Diane:

I just adore it and need to find out more about it. I think she must have gotten ahead of me and purchased an embellisher, what do you think? Inside the Valentine, Diane writes: "Osram ne Nsoroma African symbol representing love, harmony and feminine essence of life. Allistair Boody-Evans 2002" I confess that I have been too busy to look all of this up, but maybe later tonight I will get around to it! I am almost positive that Diane has dyed the lovely background fabric and felted the wool. Maybe she'll leave a comment and share with us exactly how she accomplished this masterpiece. Thank you Diane.......and you know that it arrived on the day that I needed it most!

The mail carrier also delivered this lovely little ATC from Susan Lenz. I found out about her Cyber Fyber exhibit in Columbia, SC through Virginia Spiegel's blog, and wanted to take part, so I promised to send Susan an ATC (and then I couldn't resist and wanted to trade a postcard too!) .
Here is Susan's wonderful ATC:

I am a sucker for antique buttons, so when I saw this one, I just had to have it!!

And there was also an intrigueing package from Hawaii! Gerrie has been purchasing some lovely Japanese kimono silks on ebay, so of course I had to go and take a look..........and look what I bid on and won:

Nobody else bid on this item, so I don't feel badly about having "won" it! I have no idea what I will do with them (probably fondle them for a good long while before I do anything else!) and I hate being a copycat, but these were just too exciting to resist!

This is one of the lovely pieces included:

You know that that red just makes my heart sing!

And look at this little lovely:

And here's one more:

The one "low" spot of the day was a call from my Dermatological Plastic Surgeon telling me that one of the sites that she had biopsied last week came back as a "melanoma in situ". UGH She stressed that this is the best case scenario in that she caught it early and that it is not the kind that spreads, we shall see! As I said last week, I have all the faith in the world in Katarina Chiller, and I believe every word that she says. So, I go under the knife tomorrow at high noon...........lunch at the Varsity sounds a whole lot better......even lunch at McDonalds would be a step up! Oh well! And so it goes.......................



Nellie's Needles said...

What fun to get such beautiful things in the mail.
My good thoughts will be "out there" for you tomorrow.

Vicki W said...

I hope everything goes very well tomorrow! maybe dinner at the Varsity? You are so fortunate to have a doctor that you trust so much. I'll be thinking about you!

Jeannie said...

Aw Judy. I'll be thinking of you and wishing I could take you to lunch. Nice mail day, eh? Cheers.

Karen Hall said...

What a high and what a low - good luck tomorrow. I am green with envy about the kimono silks
Love K

Gerrie said...

You scored!! I will be thinking good thoughts for you today. In fact, you were on my mind when I awoke this morning.

Carol said...

Dear Judy, thinking of you, heaps of positive thoughts going to you. Will email after the weekend. Going to grand daughter's 2nd birthday in the country now. Lots of love and hugs.

PaMdora said...

Don't you just love getting neat stuff in the mail -- you hit the jackpot!

Bummer about the bad stuff though, hope you can get it treated and off your mind pronto!
Sending good vibes and healing thoughts your way >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Diane said...

Dearest....You have always been kind to me and you know how much I care for you. Hope you are not too sore...

No embellisher at my house, haven't even touched my machine since???? Yup, hand dyed fabric, the felt is the edge of a piece I made, and the beads...are the beads. Not an original concept, but I did like it.

Take care,

Judy said...

well it is just lovely and i will always cherish it...goes on my 'wall' with your other masterpieces!

all went well yesterday...i am a bit sore, but glad to have it behind me!

thanks to one and all for your best wishes