Sunday, July 25, 2010

Absolute postal delight!

Yesterday Mr M&M carried in a large brown package from the letterbox. Mmmmm couldn't remember having ordered or bought anything.
The stamps were from Norway!

Foreign stamps on an envelope get me excited,
but foreign stamps on a large package send me to dizzying heights!!!

The package was from a student doing my journal workshop, and when I had read her lovely card with the hand-worked stitching on it, I discovered she had sent me a selection of her very prized fabric samples. They were all French and all pre World War 2!
Ati you are so kind and generous and I can't begin to thank you enough!

Each sample had it's original label

She had also included part of a bell pull that her mother had made many years ago, the design and lining was all so neatly stitched.
I don't think I could use this in my art work, I think I will hold onto this and keep it as a special treasure :)

And all these fabrics were wrapped in a large piece that had a fleur-de-lys pattern on it. Totally gorgeous. Now my head is buzzing with ideas for what I can make using them. Some of the fabrics will make gorgeous journal covers!

If you'd like to see what Ati gets up to, you can visit her here.
In the meantime, I'm off to look through the fabrics for the umpteenth time and possibly to create!!

Have a lovely weekend :)


Bunty said...

You lucky girl Carole! What a lovely package to receive and so kind of Ati. Beautiful fabrics to treasure.


Heloise said...

I agree with Bunty. Very kind of Ati. I am sure you will have hours of fun creating.

Gillybean said...

Gosh. I can imagine a parcel like that would create some squeely, jumpy, clappy excitement here!

Linda said...

What treasures you received!!! Those are incredible, Carole. Ati must be so very nice.

Dogwood said...

You are so lucky. Such lovelies were in that package. Enjoy.

Ali Honey said...

Wasn't Ati kind. Those are priceless and unrepeatable treasures she has sent you. I know you will enjoy repeated looks and fondles with them.

Catsngrams said...

Oh so lucky you are to have a special friend to send you such wonderful fabrics. Enjoy.

Jenxo said...

oh how lovely Carole, so kind of Ati...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How lovely! Even the labels on the fabrics are treasures. You will be able to create some gorgeousness with your goodies I know.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful gift and isn't Ati a generous thoughtful person.

RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) - as a friend of mine calls them can make the world go around and a MUCH better place to live in!

A lovely surprise for you Carole.

Ati. said...

Enjoy them Carole. I am happy that you are happy :))

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, what a wonderful gift, how wonderful for you Carole and how kind of you ~Ati. How wonderful for the pair of you to have found someone else who will treasure these pieces and someone who sees the beauty in them.

Julie said...

What an amazing gift Carole and the original labels are wonderful. So kind of Ati, she's a lovely lady!

Cindy Adkins said...

Everything is so beautiful and vintage here! Thanks so much for coming to visit...Here's the funny part--I don't even drink tea...I drink diet Dr. Pepper...funny huh?
Have a beautiful evening.