My mailbox has been brimming with goodies this week! Good things come in small packages. Especially small 2 x 5-inch packages. Just look at all this. I feel like I won the lottery, or gone to rick-rack heaven at least. The incredibly talented LK was kind enough to pass this along *just because* she knows my fondness for the stuff. And she also included a darling old simplicity pattern for cute stuffies! I haven't seen this one before. It sure is cute, is it not? All I can say is, I am really touched. Thank you so much! I don't know what it is I love about rick-rack, but it speaks to me in mysteriously happy ways. The packaging is always fun to examine too. Long-gone names like Boiltex (now Coats & Clark), Trimtex, and Cameo (my personal favorite from Lion Mills). Some sold for a mere 19c. Imagine that! I ask you just what wonderful thing can we buy today for 19c? Not even one button, I'm afraid. These older colors always seem easier on the eyes too. Most new rick-rack is made from polyester now, I think the cotton is nicer, just knowing that it was grown from the earth and not spun out of a recipe of chemicals, although I do succumb to poly when I have to. Gosh, I hate to open some of these and spoil their perfectly preserved packaging (some 50 years old). The red stripe and the navy dotty bias binding is especially sweet. I'm already imagining all kinds of things I can do with them.