I never know what surprises my mailbox has in store for me. Mostly good ones. (With the exception of some ridiculously high gas bills over the winter; rather a frightful experience opening those. I could've gotten my silver-fillings replaced for less.) Nevermind. Let's focus on the generous people among us. Those who send sweet letters with pictures of what they are working on, and sometimes little presents they've made. Like this darling Sunbonnet Sewing Case, from Chase. She actually sent this awhile ago, but I'm just getting around to showing you. I love all the sweet things she tucked inside. Check out her ETSY shop to see more of her crafty handiwork. She also included some yummy linen prints she picked up on her trip to Asia earlier this year. I haven't decided how to use them yet. I'm still staring at the little cars. They remind me of some I hand-stenciled across the wall (bumper to bumper), in our son's bedroom when he was a little guy. We were living in southern California at the time, so freeways and cars featured prominently. He had these "classic" sheets too, which inspired the wall art. Hard to believe they're still available today. I can't look at them without thinking about those early years of his childhood. Isn't it funny how certain images imprint on your mind?
Update on the Spring Chicks tea towel; it is happily residing in Shari's farmhouse kitchen and it couldn't have been a better match! Go take a look--you'll see what I mean.