Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Shower of Gifts





I must share these beautiful gifts with readers!!  Last week I received a very large package from my friend and fellow Blogger, Wanda-Maria, and was totally overwhelmed at the contents [still am].  Thank you so much to Wanda for your generosity, and caring spirit.  I have put together the above collage, which when enlarged, will show mostly handmade gifts, and some purchased souvenirs.  The little door hangers and porcelain clogs are simply too cute, and the richly embroidered bags show Wanda's passion for embroidery and colour.


I have also taken a few close-up photographs to share the wonderfully flamboyant way Wanda has used fabric and stitch.  There are rows and rows of machine stitching, and the floral trims are so full and exotic.  You really have to feel them to know how much work has gone into making each one.  I honestly have never seen such full handmade blooms.  Mine are really puny compared to these!!!

I do hope you all enjoy seeing such colourful work, and thank you sincerely Wanda for showering me with such an abundance of gifts.

11 comments:

michelle said...

wow you lucky girl ! you deserve to be spoiled ! have to say i love your new journal cover below it's gorgeous, which online course did you do with Lynda Monk ??

DIAN said...

Linda, what lovely gifts. How kind of Wanda Maria.

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Linda, a wonderful friend,
from the depths of my heart, thank you for the beautiful words that are emotional for me.
The silence that at so great distance that separates us, could possibly be part of my privacy, culture to share with you, yet it is for me great honors, joy, leave part of my work, my hobby, life, to see your blog. where you are for me, great art.
As well as these souvenirs of my work and not only gave the joy and happiness to you, because I desire to want and want you to be happy in every way,
hugs ...

Anneliese said...

How wonderful of Wand-Maria - how sweet of her - and so nice of you to show it on your lovely blog. All your readers are enjoying it so much. Your descriptions are alway very understandable.

Anonymous said...

Linda, you received a beautiful thing.
You have a wonderful friend and
art is great. Well a little jealous of you!,

Claudia

Karyn said...

Linda, how wonderful to have received these in the mail; what fun it must have been to open the package and find such treasures. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jen said...

Linda , How special to have a friend like Wanda Maria to think of you in this way. What a lovely surprise to come in the mail. Thanks for letting us enjoy your treasures they are lovely.

Radka said...

How lovely from Wanda Maria, so many interesting gifts. It must had been a nice surprise to receive a package like this in the post. You can also see her love of colour :) Thanks for sharing!

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Thank you very much with respect to friends Linda, the nice words, I greet warmly :)))

margaret said...

Lucky you Linda, the gifts Wanda sent you are lovely. I can fully understand why she wants to as you show such wonderful friendship to you friends and I know I am lucky to have your friendship.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Somehow I missed this post. Such very very lovely gifts you received from your dear friend. You are such a lovely person it is easy to be your friend. Hugs Judy