I'm not referring to the election results (although those were very nice). No, I'm talking about a surprise gift that came in the mail last weekend. Check it out:
I'm not a tatter, but I can appreciate talent and skill and LadyTats Lace has it in spades! Look at the beautiful bookmark she made just for me! Doesn't it look like flowers on a vine? I keep lifting it up to examine another segment of it, marveling at her handiwork. She even topped it off with a delicate silver leaf at the end. All this cleverly made out of thread--I can't get over it. Heck, I can barely knit a straight stitch with yarn and size 7 needles. How she did this is beyond me.
Of course a gift so fine deserves a proper "christening," so I grabbed a brand new hardcover book to properly use my lovely new bookmark. Doesn't it look good between those pages?
I haven't received a surprise gift in ages, and something so carefully crafted, too. Thanks, Ladytats!
Spill it, reader. What wonderful surprise has someone given you recently?