I have a Fiber Angel in England! Her name is Pamela and since she is in England I really should say she is a Fibre Angel! :o) This is the same lovely person who gifted me with the Bosworth spindle and fiber (that I still need to learn how to use)! Well, the mail man knocked and there was a package from Amazon.
I have to tell you my heart stood still for a moment. I had just looked at Victorian Lace Today on my Amazon Wish List. I've had it on there for quite some time and have been drooling on the keyboard wanting to order it. I could have put it on near its limit credit card, but really couldn't justify that when we are working so hard to get out of debt and hopefully move to Spokane in 2 years. So when the box came, I thought, "Was I lusting after that book for so long that I ordered it and didn't realize it?! Oh no! We don't have money for a mistake like that!"
Well, I had lots of help opening the box, but much to their chagrine it was "just a book"! LOL I sat in my chair and cried a couple tears of mixed joy and humility. I am going through a very tough time right now emotionally and I just felt like God reached across the ocean and gave me a hug through Pamela! She could not even have known how much I needed a boost right now! But He did! Well, I will have to watch my words from now on because someone is reading them! We had been discussing this on our Christian Artisan list and I had said it was a shame that Tim couldn't fit this in my Christmas stocking! LOL
Sometimes when you long for a book that is coming out, you are disappointed, not so with this! It's so lovely! I want to make nearly every single pattern in here, though I would need a lifetime to accomplish it. The first I want to try is below. The photography is by Alexis Xenakis of XRX books and as is his usual, it's stunning. As a photographer, I really love well photographed books. And speaking of photography and angels...someone is also helping make it possible so that this spring I can get my digital SLR, a Nikon D80, because I would like to take my photography a step further and I have really used my little Kodak to death in the last 3 years. You can see that the quality of photos is decreasing and it takes a painful and literal 7-10 seconds to record now. So I am excited about doing more photography, I'm sure I will blog about my new baby.
I feel so blessed. I really don't deserve it, but for whatever reason, God has chosen to bless me through His children who are so loving and kind and generous to me! Thank you!
I hope to catch up on blogging soon. I am going to be making some changes to the blog and putting up a new profile picture as soon as I learn how. I might even be changing the name (address will stay the same). Some ideas are:
TJ Knits (same as address)
A Knitter's Life
Stitches of Grace (but I wondered if there is already a blog named that)
Fibers of Life
Any suggestions or opinions?