Thursday, 6 May 2010

Pretties in the Post

You know , the Postman doesn't always bring disagreeable things to the door; like bills and junk mailings. Sometimes you get a big surprise ... like I did this afternoon, when I found a package all the way from Denmark waiting for me!

Look at my lovely gifts from my very special friend Tina (of Tiny Bear fame) ; a beautiful vintage cream fabric "pocket" with frothy ribbon and button trims , which was packed with mini-bear Upholstery Velvets , and a sweet little bundle tied with vintage lace, full of tiny bit-bobs to delight any miniaturist! Thank you so very much Tina from the bottom of my heart! If you'd like to check out Tina's magical way with vintage pretties take a look here
It was raining hard all this morning , but now the sun has come out and I definitely feel like smiling! :0)
I'm about to get stuck in to creating some new bears for the Stratford Teddy Bear Artist Event ... and I might just have to use that intriguing long purple fur you can see in the photo...

I can't let today's post go without mentioning the big event of the day - namely The General Election , here in the UK. After all that media coverage of hot air , cheesy waffle and weasely obfuscation, the people will get their say. Did you know that it wasn't until 1928 that all women over 18 were finally granted full voting rights? I exercised my equal and democratic rights early this morning ; up at the weeny little church polling station. I was even glad to go out in the pouring rain! Speaking as the mother of a first time voter (aged 20) I sincerely hope that the Facebook / Big Brother / PS3 generation will think it worth the "shoe-leather" to get out of the house and do the same!?!

T.T.F.N  Ruth XX


Bearly Sane said...

Isn't Tina just the sweetest friend to send you all those goodies? Can't wait to see what you make with the mini fabrics.

As for voting...well I am all for excercising my democratic rights too, but honestly sometimes one wonders if it's all worth're damned if you do and damned if you don't!

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Ruth said...

HeeHee Sandi - I just heard the candidate I voted for wasn't the one who got in :0( ahhhh well!
Loves to you , Ruth xxxx