Before I get totally distracted by spring, I thought it was time to share my portion of Anne's brainchild, Handmade Joy Exchange 2013, aligning happy artists and recipients all around the globe.
I sent my package to Sally in New Zealand. Imagining an island paradise I chose colors of the sea.
A necklace and bracelet of Czech glass, two log cabin quilt block sachets filled with my own organically grown lavender and organic flax seed from the local co-op, a hexagon crochet (Mary Jane's Farm pattern) stitched to two layers of wool felt to serve as a rug mug, and a hand folded paper box made of a calendar page printed with the art and poetry of Thich Nhat Hanh.
I received my handmade joy from Bobbi in Utah. Wrapped in a paper music manuscript of Pocketful of Miracles was this darling fabric bird.
Remembering how Laura took her paper lady of the 2012 exchange out for an adventure, I thought perhaps this little bird might enjoy doing likewise. This morning was the perfect opportunity.
|in the North Star cherry|
|checking out LadyHawk's egg|
|in the mature Cortland apple|