These springtime-fresh and dainty blossoms appealed to me on another blustery cold day in Norway.
The children keep asking what it will look like when all of the tulip bulbs they planted last fall come into bloom. Then I talked to mom yesterday and she tells me of looking at her hellibore and how it is growing and doing well. Mine is so very well covered with a thick layer of snow, but will be a most welcome sight when the time comes.
Another treat came in the mail to brighten my day even more. Isn't it wonderful how little gifts can appear when you need them most? This prettily quilled card really brightened my day! Simone sent me this card, above, and the button bookmark pictured below.
Simone, thank you so much! Blogging is incredible. Simone won my last giveaway and she wrote me the card telling me what a thrill it was to win, especially since it was the first time. How delightful it was that she would take the time to let me know and thereby spreading even more joy, because that really made me happy to know how much she appreciated it. Maybe you would like to see a bit of the Japanese book, Story Quilt? You can find it here on Amazon.co.jp with ISBN 4391133318 or 9784391133318.
I have never seen anything quite like these small appliquèd stories.
The author imagines children in every imaginable type of play, sometimes simply and other times with painstaking details.
I adore this little scene. I like how she has kept the faces so simple, but uses so many textures in her fabric selections.
There aren't detailed instructions for each figure, but she does step by step instructions for a couple of her figures.
The book seems like it will be a great source of inspiration. I hope this was a little treat for you?
We have a wonderful week now ahead of us. My two little cherubs have winter vacation and my husband is going to have a couple of days off to enjoy it with us! We certainly have a winter wonderland to ice skate, sled and ski in!