From Maureen, these two gothic arch cards. I'm really fascinated with this shape. Aren't they lovely?
Genie really outdid herself with this selection of beautiful things. The tiny painting I just adore. And the little charm on the right is so cute.
Look at this great piece from Gail V. It's red chili peppers, and she told me in the note enclosed that she grows peppers, then strings and dries them as gifts for friends. How cool (or warm, as they're hot chili peppers). Note the radish ribbon border. It's one of Gail's favorites, so I feel really lucky to have rated its inclusion in this piece.
Needless to say I'm having a great time with this swap and not the least bit blue anymore.
This Sunday our second son, Christopher, turns 18. I can't believe the time has gone so quickly. Sounds trite, but it's absolutely true. We're having family over for a barbecue on Saturday evening to celebrate. The menu (chosen by Chris) is grilled steaks and brats (he's a true carnivore), creamed corn (homemade), sauteed green beans and almonds, tossed salad, and red velvet cake. I'm also going to make that raspberry ice cream I mentioned several days ago because I want to try out the recipe. I will get some photos of Chris on his birthday to share with the rest of you.
Chin up, everyone; it's Friday! Unless you're one of my Australian readers, but you know what I mean. :-)