So along comes the mail truck and I went outside to bring it in. There was a box for my little Sara. Her birthday is this week...she's going to be 9!!!! And she got a package from Grandma and Grandpa. She will be happy. I think I'll hide it from her until her birthday comes. And there was a package for me. An unassuming video sized box with my name on it. And the return name was Lynn's!!!
I tore into the box. I am not one for neatness when it comes to packages, saving the wrapping for another day. Nope. I dive right in! The first thing was that a flurry of irridescent flower-shaped sequins fell into my lap on the front patio. lol. I think I missed a few picking them up. In my head, of course, I'm wondering what beading project these will next be seen in. I have a love of interesting and pretty sequins. I don't think Lynn knew that...but the sprinkle of flowers made me smile right away.
I unwrapped the gift and in my hands was a post-it note holder. Doesn't sound exciting? Well, let me tell you...you may have never seen one of Lynn's post-it note holders! The outside cover is a luscious deep blue velvet...just perfect for my screen name, Indigo. I loooove those deep blues. On the cover was the most interesting beaded flower I've seen. I have no idea how she made it with such a 3-dimensional look to it. I think it might be the Tuscarora technique she used to write about, and then it looks like a second layer stitched on top, but I could be wrong. I just know that it's stunning! Take a look...
And here it is from a side view so you can see the dimension...
There was also a little scroll in the box with a ribbon tied around it. I opened that up last, and she sent me a beautiful hand-written note. In this day and age of high speed internet, I think we sometimes forget how much more meaning a hand-written note carries with it.
This may be "just" a post-it note holder to some, but to me it is a work of art. More than that, though, is that it was a gift from the heart from someone I consider to be a dear friend, and for that I will always treasure it.
If you haven't been to Lynn's blog, Beading Heart Art, you really should go there and click through all her postings and see all of the divine art work she has done. You will surely be inspired.