These are the surprises I received this week, from Amelia Ruscoe of New Zealand - artifical pansies, free-machined over, to stimulate orchids in the piece "Generic Orchid" and square pattern in bobbin lace, twisted to make a most interesting trellis for the ribbon roses in the piece on the right "Rose Trellis" and the bottom laminated paper piece"Cat". Thank you, Amelia, they are wonderful!
These are what I sent Amelia - "Pots of Love" with bullion knot roses and mother-of-pearl bottoms, "Growing Along The River Banks" - painted calico with hand-embroidery, and a paper ATC "Playing In The Garden" with a movable cat playing with a tatted ribbon butterfly.
I had an enjoyable day yesterday going out with my girl, Joey. We had a good Chinese lunch in Lao Beijing, caught the show "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore", did some shopping in Spotlight, and had a surprise in the scrapbooking shop, Made With Love - they had a walk-in hands-on session with Sizzix. We had to queue up for at least half an hour, but here's the cards we made (top is mine, bottom one is Joey's), all done in 15 mins! We ended the day with a tasty satay and aglio olio seafood dinner.