Loretta, of Pomegranatesandpaper (which I always perversely want to read as "pomegranate sandpaper") had a little giveaway on her blog, and I was picked as the winner by virtue of being the 13th comment left. Woo hoo! Now, what do you think of that old superstition about 13 being unlucky? Never has been for me. I met Ray on the 13th of the month. Friday the 13th. Of February—the day before Valentine's Day. That lucky combination happened again this year, by the way.Anyway, back to the giveaway— It was a book she was giving away and I am always ready for something new to read. But when the box arrived this week there was so much more than a book inside. She had tucked in all kinds of pretty, sparkly, colorful stuff—exactly the kinds of things to embellish artworks or Valentines or whatever. You can see some of it if you look closely at the number 13 above. And then, wrapped in a generous piece of this gorgeous purple batik, the book.
What an unexpected treat! Thanks, Loretta.