I sent Paula from "The Beauty of Life" a couple of polymer clay tools, since I've decided I'm not interested enough in it to work at getting good. For some reason I thought I would be able to produce beautiful clay things without going through a learning curve. Who knew?
When Paula asked what I wanted in return, I told her how much I loved the smalls she made for her daughter's Christmas sewing basket. I forgot to mention that one item would be a generous gift in exchange for what I had sent her.
Yesterday I received these:
A pincushion, needle-book, and scissors fob, stitched on silk with delicate bullion roses. The packaging was beautiful too, with the silk wrapping tied with a couple of strands of novelty yarns, just beautiful.
I was already feeling guilty, asking for something stitched in the Australian style in return for something I was essentially giving away; after receiving this I feel even guiltier. So Paula, watch your mailbox, but it will be 20 to 45 days from now.