Look what I have got in the mail today! I am so lucky to get these beautiful goods from Ana Maria in Portugal. In the spring, I won this fantastic painting in a giveaway from Ana Maria, but unfortunately she was so unlucky to break her ancle very severely. She had a hard recovery and it still hasn´t ended, she still needs operations in her food. I feel so sorry for you, Ana Maria, and I am so greatful that you felt able to send the gift for me anyway, and so surprised and happy that you included extra gifts. Thank you, Ana Maria, so sweet of you and I´ll hope you´ll recover soon!!
As you can see Ana Maria also included a lot of small presents and materials to work with in just the shades of colors, I prefer. I think the small doiley is made of orchis, as we call it in danish, I am not really sure of the english word. But it is an old technique for making laces, that most people have forgot nowadays. My grandmother used to do that way back in the 1960 ties, and I wish I could still learn from her. Or is it just very small chocheting?
As for the ribbons, I can already see hats, baskets and bags...and I can´t wait to paint the small figures for a christmas crib...I am not sure, I will not use it in another way though..gosh..lots of possibilities...
Thanks again, Ana Maria, I will get back to you! Please visit her blog and web.