On Friday I was notified I had won a drawing from Two Creative Studios -12 Days of Christmas Give away. What a surprise!-This was so exciting; I never win anything. My gift came yesterday, the very next day. The gift was tissue wrapped and tied with a beautiful, brightly colored ribbon. It was such fun to open, it brought back memories of opening my Mr. Peanut cup that I had mail ordered as a kid. Simple pleasures. Anyway, inside this package was a mini quilt (fromTerri Stegmiller) with little hand painted details and stitching. And a handmade journal(fromSue Bleiweiss), covered with pretty batik looking paper. I love and will treasure them both. If you follow the link above to Two Creative Studios you will be able to find more about these very talented women and follow their creative blogs.
I am also rich with the gift of my sistahs and friends. Yesterday, in two separate emails I was sent the youtube clip of Kelly Corrigan reading an excerpt from her book The Middle Place. To hear her speak of the neat bond and strength that comes from women's relationships is touching, rich and poignant to where I am; where we are in this sistah-hood. If you haven't seen it, you should and I bet you will nod your head more than once, and you may even want a tissue.