I had a long skinny piece of fabric from my Miek hand-dyed collection that I decided was perfect for a bookmark. Not sure what to put on that bright yellow, but then I remembered Erynne's "Summer Owls" design. I selected three of the four owls and just made a column of them. You gotta love owls in bathing suits, especially the middle one in the polka dot bikini.
The design is a freebie on Erynne's Stitcheree blog and you can download the full pattern here.
My friend Hetti surprised me with some lovely gifts. The top two photos below show a little mirror pouch she made. You are viewing the back side of the mirror itself on the left. Hetti designed a cross stitch pattern for the pouch that kind of mimics the delft tile pattern on the mirror. Love the little butterfly button too. Isn't this clever and gorgeous?
She also included some beautiful multi-color threads and the three with the white tags in the photo are hand-dyed by Miek. The card shown with the floss is one of Hetti's creations. She makes fabulous cards!
On the bottom right you can see the post card, Dutch-themed wrapping paper, Hetti and Miek's calling cards and a cute little purse-sized memo pad with Delft tile designs on the cover. The paper inside is graph paper, so handy for a little charting on the go!
Thanks, so much Hetti! I feel spoiled again!