Friday, February 17, 2012

a week of hearts

 from my sweetie
yep
(and for a wanderer who loves roses)
 anonymous valentine 
though i THINK i know who!
somewhere not too far away, perhaps?
(you should feel this!)
 and carol
who knows my weakness
(at least one of them)
she also sent me a few things to ponder
when weavers 
and cloth
were treasures
 memories tied into string
 AND an amazing piece of paper
 i wish i could claim it
 as my own creation
but i DO get to touch and 
maybe
sew on it
flax, konnyaku, indigo, kakishibu
absolutely sublime
~~~
happy winter break to me!

10 comments:

Valerianna said...

Wow, what a great collection of gifts... nice to get so many things in the mail other than those windowed envelopes! I was quite short on valentine's cards this year (like 0), but quite abundant on so many other things I really can't complain.

Velma said...

v, it's been a special week in so many ways!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

so glad you received little "strings" to balance the days - versus the sadness of the other day - two sides to all visions. this one is the better of the two. lovely paper - happy pondering for it creation.

ger said...

... and to me, and to everyone... - and thanks for liking my moon dust...

onesmallstitch said...

flowers and hearts are more special because we don't get them every day. a weaver's memory string, what a lovely idea,think I stitch my memories. Have a lovely, creative break.

Velma said...

thanks, henrietta
ger, moons AND hearts
jean, thank you so much!

ArtPropelled said...

Much to ponder here. Memories tied in string, deep red, gifts and words arriving in the mail.

Velma said...

robyn, this week held much to ponder, i feel very much treasured!

Sophie Munns said...

Oh.... what a delight to find these precious things waiting for you to open Velma!

Intrigued by the Earth drawing thats for sure.. the memories tied to the string is an idea I was once introduced to and is very beautiful... this is so simple yet powerful!
And those hearts and the rose... the colour!

Hope this week is a good one for you!
S

Velma said...

i am so lucky to have friends and one very special person who brought the rose, first one in 20 years, therefore very much a surprise and delight.

wondering if all my memories are woven into cloth...