when email and texting is more convenient, cheaper, and much more faster
than sitting down with paper and pen to keep in touch with
those we love.
However, I still have a tiny amount of friends that I exchange letters with
and no matter what...........I still love to send a card ..........
in the mail........to those who are special to me
and who are having a important day or event happening
in their lives.
Along with a card, a letter or short note.......
I sometimes like to put in a little surprise to give
some extra "cheer".
Sometimes it might just be a bird feather or a pressed flower that
I have found on one of my walks........
or sometimes it is a little handmade embroidered bookmark, or crocheted
snowflake. And now......
I am making these tiny little coaster doilies.
Where I came up with the idea to work on these is from the
large stash of coaster/doilies that a dear friend gave
to me a while back. They had been in a box in storage
and some were heavily stained. I spent some time soaking and
laundering until they came out nice .
Some have crocheted edging, some with battenburg lace edging, and
all in different shapes and sizes. Some have just plain fabric centers
and some have white embroidered scrolls along the edges of the centers.
But what to do with them??? There are so many!
Then came my idea to embroider cheerful small motifs in the centers
to place with the card in an envelope to send
a little cheer along the way!
These sweet little pieces have so many different uses..............
pretty as little coasters to dress up any table............
perfect to place dishes or vases on...........
and pretty for a vanity.
I have so many that I will make enough
for those special people on special occasions.........
and I am also going to make a few sets for my Etsy and vintage shop
for those who also want to send along a little cheer!
Spring is here and flowers are starting to show themselves in my gardens.
So I leave you with this thought in the above photo
and send my wishes for warm pretty spring days!