stars from scotland

My dear friend Frieda Oxenham who lives in the Scottish Borders, sent me a wonderful gift for my birthday this week! It arrived later than she was hoping for, after my actual birthday, but I so enjoyed opening it when it arrived yesterday. It came in a bright pink mailing envelope with white polka-dots and was wrapped up in a piece of fabric -whoohoo! I'll be sure to use the wrapping too. Inside a delightful little mesh studded bag that held something that Frieda explained to me later as, "I saw this necklace and knew immediately it was meant to be for you what with those stars!"

Frieda and I have corresponded, shared our fabric and mixed media art via many exchanges and shared our thoughts and ideas for a long time. The earliest email I have saved is from 2005! I love seeing this email again because it shows I had not even found her blog or her picturetrail yet! Check those sites out for some serious eye candy!

From: Lenna Andrews
 To: Frieda Oxenham
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 12:40 PM
Subject: happy days for you : )

 Dear Frieda, Just a note of Congratulations!! My, what an exciting week you have had, and so well-deserved. Do you have a scan, or a place on-line where I could see your quilts? I would love to see your larger fabric work!

Fondly, Lenna

 Lenna Andrews, mixed media artist and instructor
 94 Peak Mountain drive, East Granby, CT 06026
Phone/Fax: 860-413-9050
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There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
 ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

kind of a silly photo of me, but it shows off the beautiful necklace Frieda sent very well!

It's perfect.
Thank you so much, Frieda!!