I know, I know, such a clichée title, but very appropriate I promise. The day Jon and I arrived home from our FL vacation we had a ton of mail to go through, but I instantly focused on a smallish manila envelope from none other than my friend Geeta. Every possible scenario as to what it might be started going through my head, but I couldn't wait and quickly ripped open the package to find utter beauty spilling out.
The handwritten note said, Enjoy this piece of vintage silk sari. I thought the colours would appeal to 'your Puerto Rican heart'!
It was a color explosion that gave me chills. I literally had never seen anything this beautiful up close. My Puerto Rican heart was dancing! I immediately called Geeta to thank her (but part of me just wanted to hear her sweet English accent again... heeeheee... oh, how I adore it!).
I still don't know what I will make with it. Geeta made me promise to make something with it but I just can't bare to put a pair of scissors anywhere near this gorgeous thing, so I think I might just try to find a way to turn it into a wall hanging of sorts for my studio... any ideas, anyone?
And speaking of color explosion, if you guys haven't seen Geeta's blog in the past couple of days, you must make a pitstop to gaze upon the most breathtakingly beautiful photos of an Indian wedding she recently attended. My mouth was agape the entire time. Thanks so much for sharing those with us and for your sweet generosity, my friend.
So, on to a different type of fabric love... I finally got around to working on the prizes for the winners of my 2nd Anniversary Contest from a month ago or so. Jess chose a sewing/crafting care package and I was delighted to put this together for her. Hope you like it, Jess. It has 4 half-yard cuts of some of my all-time favorite cotton prints and it's topped off with sewing notions galore: Euro-style ric-rac, crochetted fruits & flowers, appliques, and even a spool of Gütermann thread in one of my favorite colors.
Jess, if you make something with this, I'd love to see! And, again, congratulations on winning the contest and thanks for visiting my blog!
I am happy to report that everything that needed to go out in the mail is finally out... all of my etsy orders, and the contest winners' prizes (Annie, yours is in the mail too!), and even a couple of wedding RSVPs. PHEW! What a relief! And just as I though I could finally sit down and relax, something came in the mail today that made me squeal with joy (no, not the Andalucia strike-offs, I wish! But they should be here very soon, I'm told! Still keeping my fingers & toes crossed.) It was something for that little side project that I told you guys about on this post. It is something that I am going to be offering soon to compliment Andalucia, but I can't show you anything until I make my fabric reveal because these use some of the same designs and it would be kind of premature. In other words, I don't want to spoil the surprise... I don't want to show you these now and then when I can finally make my fabric debut you guys would be all like "seen it!" Get it? Hope so. ;)
Although, if any of you would care to take a guess as to what these are, I will send a little freebie in the mail to the first person who guesses right. :)
Let's see how good you are...