Lovely Lionel is freezing his little socks off on his postie rounds bringing me more birthday wishes from around the world – I think he enjoys it actually, getting to deliver all the mail that arrives from so far away ^^
Presents to show you today are . . .
from Natacha, my sister-in-law, a gorgeous hand-crafted bag. She didn’t make it herself, but bought it from an organisation that helps people in under-developped countries set up craft co-operatives and sell their work. The snazzy cross-stitched band caught her eye and she immediately thought of me . . . and I just love it. Nice and small but with lots of zippy pockets, so I can sling it over my shoulder and carry all my important bits with me.
From Sandrine, who didn’t actually know it was my birthday, but I’m counting this as a birthday surprise . . . some new bookmarks for my collection.
A very colourful card from Andrea, in Germany. Andrea and I were penpals when we were only 16 and have kept in touch ever since at birthdays and Christmas.
And . . . from Felicity . . . all the way from Australia . . . a nice plump enveloppe full of stitchy goodies and a very fun card
So a big thank you to Natacha, Sandrine, Andrea and Felicity ^^