Saturday, 25 June 2016

Swap pages from Norma

I'm still scheduling posts.
Today we have plans to go on the Silverdale Art Trail. Every year the artists in the area near the caravan have open studios and art exhibitions going on over the whole weekend. We missed last years so hope that the weather is kind while we go today!

A few weeks ago I received both Elizabeth's and Norma's pages on the same day - Elizabeth had posted hers early and Normas's had taken a time to get here. I showed you Elizabeth's in the post here as she had requested that I take a specific photo for her of one she had not got.
Today I will show you the beautiful pages Norma sent me.

 This is what is inside the pocket

Another page with little pockets containing ….

This opens out into three circular pages with lovely garden quotes on. The other one has blank pages. 
 Look at the names of some of these varieties!
 There was also a little packet containing the gorgeous hatted ladies along with the tag.
Norma also sent me some lovely little extras... 

…including this very special gift 
Words cannot express how touched I am that this beautiful, precious item now belongs to me - Thank You Norma!!
The stamps on the package were also beautiful!
These pages are a real treat Norma, Thank You! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful gift, wow!! Happy mail is just lovely isn't it!! Have a great weekend Chris. hugs :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Norma's pages are wonderful, I love the ones I got from her, too. Enjoy your day out, and hope the weather will be kinder to you than hours - we had storms all night and it has been pouring for hours and hours....Hugs from wet & soggy Rhineland, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, Norma does exceptional work. I loved the vintage images she created for the second page. I think that may have been my favorite.

I've said it before and will say it again, Norma has the most BEAUTIFUL handwriting I've ever seen. It was certainly true in the circles of proverbs she creates.

I especially like Gadzooks and India Paint at the farm stand. And I agree that Norma is one of the most generous people I know. She has always been exceedingly kind to me. She's a real gem.

I wanted to point out, that other than the four stamps along the very bottom row, all these stamps are no longer for sale. Once they are discontinued, no one can buy them, and all unsold ones must be destroyed, which to me is such a shame. No wonder our US postal system is in such dire straits.

I'm so glad you liked your pages from Norma. She's a real gem when it comes to lovely art and generosity. As for you, have fun this weekend, dear friend.

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris what fabulous pages and a gorgeous cross stitch. How wonderful to get such lovely post. xx

chrissie said...

Hope you enjoyed the art trail.

Great pages with wonderful ideas.

Love Chrissie xx

~*~Patty S said...

So many lovely offerings here.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
Happy Weekend Chris and Tony!

Meggymay said...

More wonderful pages to add to your others, Your collection must look fabulous.
Yvonne xx

Gez Butterworth said...

WoW! Fabulous artwork and stitching Chris. Enjoy xxx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous pages Chris, and the embroidery is gorgeous, something to treasure.
Avril xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful - what a great collection of stamps!!!! I loved Grace Kelly and when she was in Asheville, North Carolina filming the Swan I was lucky enough to get her autograph!
Sandy xx