My dearest Pauline,
No, I did not receive a parcel from you. We had a hellacious storm which hit south of us - exactly where the US Postal service gathers packages - perhaps they are still digging out from under...
But wait! When I pulled into the driveway this evening,(having gotten out of work early) there was enough light to see that unusual box lying against the front door! Since there are no steps leading to the porch or the front door, the UPS man and the FedEx guy never leave a package there. But now I am remembering - we had rain or snow last weekend and one of those lovely couriers was looking out for you and I. They decided against leaving your package in the open, and instead, pitched it under cover of the front porch. Where it rested, undisturbed, for days.
But then it gets even more complicated.
The Can-do-Guy always boards up the front door with cotton batting after we put the Christmas tree up. This means that there is no access to the porch at all - the batting prevents the north wind from whistling through this old house and we are cozy and forgetful - the front porch no longer exists for us until spring arrives; we just do not open it at all - not to shake out a quilt or a rug, not to empty a dust pan, not to allow the dogs a trot back and forth in the fresh air!
Oh, Pauline - you really are amazing.
Dupioni silk - with a hand appliqued batik ribbon .... the most elegant bag, the stitches so unbelievably tiny and perfectly spaced - how can one woman create such perfection ...
As if this bag were not enough to lift the spirits - there was a gift inside -
My dear friend, you made me the most elegant wrap that I have ever seen - the generous cut and contour completely enfold me - there are no words that can express the wonder and appreciation and LOVE that I feel when I am engulfed in your work. Thank you. Thank you. You remembered that I am completely smitten with anything paisley. Your lovely stitches and color choices and this wool- is it Italian viyella? Dreamy. And back to the packaging ... oh my. I can totally envision ALL of my lace shawls and sweaters tucked away in your delicious bags. Imagine opening the cedar chest to find these lovelies stacked, each cocooning one of my creations.
What I think is that you MUST begin to offer your magic to the world. What do you think? Would you mind if I linked you? Are you ready to present your silk confections to an admiring crowd?