First off, I don't think I ever properly thanked Sam from farmgirlsam for the very pretty and very colorful knitted washcloth she sent last year. I love it!
And a couple of weeks ago, I received a beautiful handmade card and tatting from Briony of crafty-cats-corner. She was a part of my pay-it-forward post from December 2012. I will definitely be framing the card as it is too pretty to use.
Now today, I received a package from Tanya at Bead and Needle. I was one of the winners in her giveaway for the Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.
Inside was a lovely soldered necklace made by talented Tanya with images by Edward S. Curtis and beads of AZ turquoise.
It is such a unique and wonderful piece and I do love jewelry.
Apparently today while I was sitting in my windowless office we had a huge sand storm roll through that lasted for about 30 minutes. By the time I got home, although still gusty, it had mostly cleared, with blue skies to the east and haze to the west. We haven't had a dust storm in a while so I guess it was about time.
Thank you again Sam, Briony and Tanya for your wonderful gifts.
Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!