Yesterday the mailman delivered a delightful package from across the English channel. Look at the perfect stitching on this lovely pinkeep. The fabric on the reverse shows a map of Paris with a strip of intricate lace and see the scissors - the Eiffel Tower! There were other goodies too - I have been spoiled again - there are much better pictures here
. A perfect gift from a dear friend. Beaucoup de mercis mon cher ami doux!
No stitching for me these past couple of day as I have been reading a book that I got out from the library. It's one of those books that once you start, you can put down. 'The House at Riverton' by Kate Morton tells the story of Grace, a one-time housemaid at Riverton Manor. It neatly jumps from 1914, when Grace, at 14 years of age goes into service at the manor, to 1999 when Grace, now 98, is visited by a young director wishing to make a film. "Ghosts awaken and old memories - long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind - begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never could." Read it - I promise you will enjoy it.
I have also made some more beaded scissor fobs but I did not take any pictures before they went into the mail on their way to their new owners. I shall make some more!
Strange weather we are having - bright sunshine one minute, dark clouds and rain showers the next. I think I will stitch.
Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend
Labels: Books, Gifts