Brown Paper Package!
Several weeks ago, I played a guessing game at Tongue in Cheek and won for the most creative answer! The orginal prize was meant to be a wine bottle topper, but after seeing my blog, Corey offered me the choice of lace for my quilt blocks as an alternative prize if I wanted! Who could resist the lure of antique lace direct from France?!
Each day for the past couple weeks, I've eagerly visited the mailbox and this morning, there it was! A delightful brown paper package from France, enticingly decorated! What fun to savor the anticipation of opening it!
Inside I found an amazing treasure trove of lace and a note!
There were lovely lengths of delicate edgings,
Embroidered and bobbin lace motifs,
A beautiful lace jabot,
And my favorite ~ some gorgeous hand embroidered eyelet trim! I love that every stitch is visible, testament to the embroiderers skill. To think about someone sitting and embroidering foot after foot of this trim ~ it's overwhelming!
Corey! Thank you! I am so touched by this wonderful and delightful prize! My head is swirling with ideas for crazy quilt blocks to showcase some of these amazing bits of lace!