Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wild Things

I've mentioned here before - I have a niece that's only 7 years older than I am. She's also my best friend. It is unfortunate that we live 4 provinces apart, we can't visit in person like we'd like but there's always the telephone, emails and skype. She's the one that started me (gave me a little push in the back kinda thing) on this simple living journey that we are living around these parts. Did I tell you she's smart and knows a lot about healthy eating and Mother Earth and so much more.

Yesterday this came in the mail for me with a beautiful message in the card. And yes, it's from Colleen. She and her daughter went into the woods to collect the items for that Christmas tree ornament she made for me... an early birthday gift.

There are three books that show you how to make projects with natural found items. She made the ornament from that first book you see over there.

Thank you so much Colleen. You know how much I love handmade gifts, especially those made by you and that it's made from nature is a double bonus.

Unrelated, but I wanted to let everyone know that I participated in my first drumming circle Friday evening. WOW !!!!! it sure won't be my last. The energy in that room was uplifting to say the least. Friday afternoon I sewed-up that linen bag for my drum.


colleen said...

so glad to see the ornament got there in one piece; i was worried it might get damaged in the mail. and so happy to hear that you like it...I knew you would....hee hee

thank you for all the kind words in your post. i love you and miss you very much and wished we lived closer too.

I LOVE your drum bag!!! What a wonderful thing drumming circles are!! I'm so happy to hear you finally went to one! Yeehawww.


Kim said...

Psssst I think you mean YOUNGER than you :)

Vickie LeBlanc said...

he he he he thanks Kim. Yes I meant she's 7 years younger than I am. Poor Colleen, here I was making her 7 years older.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Vickie ~ That's a beautiful ornament , I love anything made from nature.
I'm behind on blogging , but how neat to hear that you've taken up drumming. I know you'll enjoy it.

~ Blessings ~