A beautiful collaged box with this sweet card on top.
Pat knows I am crazy about lace. Especially vintage lace! Look at the two panels done in the pineapple design that when laid side by side they create wings. Love that! And at the top there is some tatting that Pat had dyed for me. She is so creative with her dye technique. She is a master at it.
Sorry this photo is a tiny bit fuzzy but, you can see how tiny & wonderful this tatting is.
A look into the box... It was full of treasure. Jana started telling Pat that her birthday is soon & when we asked she said "tomorrow" & grinned (hinting that she also wanted a stash of lace). Upon further questioning we found out her BDay is not until January. Silly Girl!
Here is a vintage hankie that was in the box. Susan was so touched when she saw this & said "Oh, I remember buying one like that for my mother so long ago". The linen on it is very fine & the lacy is too. Beside the wonderful lace, Pat wrote the sweetest tribute to me on her blog. Please go visit & leave her a message about this beautiful gift of lace & friendship.
I want to thank each of you for the gift of your friendship each & every day. To remember my birthday with, gifts or your time was so very very sweet. Also, I want to thank each of you that sent me comments & well wishes. Thank YOU most of all for your friendship & thoughtfulness each day. This is truly a gift I treasure.