I needed a ray of sunshine the last few days! With over a foot of snow dumped on us Tues. and Wed. and trying to get ready for the second session of my rug hooking class, and dealing with a diabetic dog who has developed a skin infection, life around here has been crazy and a bit overwhelming. Then along comes a good blogging buddy of ours, Martie over at Taos Sunflower who saved the day and week for that matter! She mentioned a while back that she had some wool roving and yarns that she hand- dyes and spins and would I like a sample of some of that to play with? Oh my gosh! The box came today! The fun I had opening that package!!! Bags full of fluffy, curly, colorful, magical stuff that you just couldn't imagine! My old wooden bowls were immediately filled with this.....
hand -dyed curly locks from Teeswater sheep. Man... would I love to see what those sheep look like!! Maybe they are green! LOL! And hand-dyed Cotswold wool! Luscious!! And this.....
braids and yarns and rovings in all different colors and textures! Oh my gosh! The things spinning in my head of what this would look like in a rug or mixed media art piece of some kind!!
But for now don't they look fabulous just hanging out in my old wooden bowls?!!
Then..... to top it off.... Martie said she was cleaning out closets and cupboards and had this old silver plated tea set she'd send along if I were interested!
Well... how could I resist! It had our initial "G" engraved on the front! And it is just gorgeous old silver plate tarnished to perfection! There is a story about this tea set too that I am anxiously waiting to hear! Bet it's a good one!!
It pays to hang around when Martie is cleaning out her closets!!
Bless your sweet heart Martie my friend! There are so many wonderful, generous and caring friends I have had the pleasure of getting to know since beginning to blog. I hear stories like this about others who are sharing and thinking of others and how sometimes a little box or a simple card of appreciation can really make a difference in someone's life. A RAK ( random act of kindness) keeps on giving in ways you can never know!!