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Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Postcard...from England...and another Award!!!

Here is a little surprise received from Kath all the way from the picturesque Chiltern Hills in the United Kingdom...what started out as a comment on Kath's blog...ended up in this very richly textured fabric postcard...

Kath holds classes in her workshop...teaching, sewing and exchanging postcards with Artists from all over the world...After making a comment on Kath's blog she so very generously offered me one...of my choice from a set of 6!!! This postcard arrived quite quickly...even she was surprised in the speed in which it arrived in!!! I adore textures, rich colours, sumptous fabrics (as in my 5 addictions below)...Upon taking the photo I couldn't resist having a background of my silk velvet jacket, hand dyed...and such a beautiful fabric to wear!!


Temptation again for a background...this time a hooded satin masquerade gown... all the way from St. Marc's in Venice at Carnivale... that my Son brought home for me...the little card just looks so at home amongst these fabrics!!!

Then...reverse the card and it is addressed, stamped and has a message from Kath on it...apparently people do send them like this to each other, but this one came in an envelope. I am so thrilled with this Kath...and thank you so very, very much for your kindness and generosity!!! This is so very much appreciated...

It has been so warm here this week...so yesterday I took this pack out of the cupboard...purchased last week in a Tea Shop...with the most flavoursome, aromatic...Teas!!! Sampled this one at the shop... and thought...okay...perfect for a hot day!!!

Turkish Apple Tea...I used cold water, ice cubes, mint leaves and sliced apple...and I actually had some Turkish Apple dried for tea, so this went in as well...delicious on these hot days...the sweetness can be moderated I think!!!
And...another lovely surprise...this time from Leslie...this award is to be forward to 7 other blogs...and like for the previous one I would like you, my friends to accept it for your sidebar as I find it too hard to choose!!!
Enjoy this Australia Day long weekend coming up...crikey already!!! Perhaps there'll be a barbie...gool ol' pavlova...even lamingtons to enjoy!!!

11 comments:

Mildred said...

Such a pretty postcard and how very kind. The tea sounds yummy too.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a very pretty card! The colors go together perfectly. Something to frame, I think! The Turkish apple tea carton looks very colorful! Was the taste as colorful? Have a very sunny week end with lots of nice cold drinks!

a good yarn said...

That's a pretty postcard Dzintra and the red silk satin and velvet are divine. I think the T2 shop is delightful. I just love the teacups they use. Your iced tea is perfect on these hot days.

Cheers...Ann:)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Such a beautiful postcard!
Congrats on the award too...but translation needed on last paragraph. I know what a barbie is but gool ol' pavlova and lamingtons?????
Enjoy your holiday weekend
xo Susan
PS Is it really 40F, that sounds hot.

Lurline said...

Good to catch up, Dzintra! Wonderful postcard - can see why you are so thrilled. I love that award so may just accept it! I see you have a bit of translation to do!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Millie said...

Happy Australia Day to you too cobber! What a gorgeous postcard & what a sweet & caring person Kath is - isn't life grand when you receive lovely surprises like this.
Millie ^_^
PS. What a hoot Dzintra - my word verification is ovulate - OMG I certainly hope not at 53!!!

Fer said...

What a lovely postcard.

Happy Australia Day to you too! The tea sounds yummy.

Notjustnat said...

Hi Ingrid, I am in Canberra this weekend to meet Isabella, my grand daughter for the first time. She is 12 days old today and the most beautifull little baby I have ever seen hahaha!!! I know all grandmas would say that about their babies. Apart from that I am trying to finish Isabella's flower basket quilt. Only a label to do now. Enjoy Australia wkd.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Here's to a great Australia weekend with family and friends. Nice award and what a lovely card from Kath.
(((Hugs))) Andrea

Julia said...

Such a pretty postcard !
The Turkish apple tea sound yummy!
Just what we need on these hot summer days..
Julia ♥

Micki said...

What a great postcard! It is gorgeous, and boy do you deserve it!
Micki

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