Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Gifts


This morning a lovely 'Jiffy Bag' arrived with my name on it - don't you love it when a package arrives in the post? Yesterday the braiding foot I ordered for my sewing machine arrived and today a larger, more exciting envelope. I knew what it was as Amelia from 101 Bird Tales had e mailed me to tell me my name had been drawn in her give-away. Amelia is one of those inspiring women who lives a full life as a practising artist, caring for her children, and teaching and enabling others to explore their artistic talents. Although my name was drawn randomly, you cannot help but feel a bit special when it is your name that come up, so this is what is in the pack.
It was another glorious morning, so I took it outside to photograph.
Tucked it there is a card from Roger la Borde. I thought I recognized the style from Amelia's post and was delighted to find that it was Rob Ryan  whose blog I follow. I love his paper cut-outs. I missed photographing that separately.


There was some lovely paper scraps and a card or two of Amelia's and an old wooden letterpress - G for Guerilla. I love this as my father was a printer and when I saw him last week we were talking about his time as a printer's apprentice, before WW2, and how much of the terminology has crept into modern use. ( I don't think they were still using wooden letterpresses then, Dad!!) 


Then there was  one of Amelia's calico bags embroidered with the work 'artist', and a hand-made Guerilla Stitch Kit,
 



Now I have the challenge of stitching a few words onto the pieces of calico and to liberate them around the town. Although I shall be sorry to take the bits from this book, that is what Amelia designed it for, so I shall try my best to fulfil its destiny.

8 comments:

Noël said...

Lucky you! That stitch kit is so cool. Have fun with it!

Printed Material said...

What a wonderful thing to have been given. Amelia does indeed juggle lots of balls in the air. You cannot help but be inspired by what she achieves so I shall be keen to know what words you will stitch and how you will spread those words amongst us - unless you're busy with that braiding foot of course! Lesley x

Menopausal musing said...

That kit is just the most wonderful of concepts Gill. I shall go about my work today with a little smile thinking about it..... Lucky you. ENJOY! :o))))

marigold jam said...

That lkittle book is great. Will be interested to see what you come up with using the contents!

Jane

thekathrynwheel said...

OOOh this looks fab. Lucky you :-) I know what you mean about taking things from the book - not sure I would want to either!

flutterbycrafter said...

What great things to receive, enjoy them all.

Sandra Hall said...

Hi Jill I've just been having a catch up on your blog - I love the photographs you've altered... and what a lovely surprise to receive that package. I hope you do justice to your challenge - even if it makes you a little sad to part with them...

harmony and rosie said...

Lucky you, such a novel giveaway and yes, a parcel through the post is worth getting excited about. Bills, I'm not so sure...