So far this summer is a real treat.
I feel so very blessed and filled with gratitude!
Not only was last week with my sister and the kiddos, and my short visit with e.b. wonderful,
but yesterday, I spent my Monday afternoon here :
on North Beach in Hampton Beach, NH with my pal Colleen,
followed by a trip to Portsmouth Fabric, which is like the very best candy store a child could imagine but for fabric.
Colleen and I spent way too much money on these luscious pieces of silk dupioni
but how could we resist when they were 20% off !
In this photo, the darker one reads as cobalt but really it is the most delicious shade of royal plum !
Plus we are going to need them where we are going to spend next week.
We will also be bringing a few speckled NH rocks across state lines
when we go to provide care and love to this sweet creature :
and gaze at this view for a while…
Not to mention make great use of all the skills and techniques our teacher taught us
while she is away gathering with her family.
Colleen and I keep her home fires burning with great pleasure.
Actually, no fires but definitely a happy puppy, some dyeing pots simmering and some bees wax melting !
So many blessing have come from this connection.
I am kind of in awe about it all a lot of the time !
I was also blown away by a treats that was in my mail box yesterday as well.
This beautiful envelop
from my gloriously talent artist-friend, lynne hoppe.
It’s this angel stamp amazing ?
Inside was this beautiful little piece that I had noticed on lynne’s blog a few posts back.
I wrote to her, asking if I might have a colored copy of this mermaid creature called “happy girl flying” and what I could swap with her for the copy.
Well, my generous friend tore the page from her book and sent me the original !!!
I am so in love with it !!!
I cannot wait to take some time and find the perfect frame and matte and hang it somewhere where I can love it every time I walk by !
Thank you so much, beautiful lynne !
So yep, my friends, Summer 2012 seems to be a treat for me !
And it isn’t even July 4th yet !
Happy Tuesday, Beautiful Ones !
I hope your day feels like a treat too !