I was thinking about gifts today. There are so many that we experience: the love of family and friends, the seasons, our homes and the things in them. All of these are gifts that come from God. Even the joy from the experience is a gift from Him. Sometimes a special gift comes my way and I always thank God for laying it on the heart of the giver. Here are two special gifts that I have received recently.Maggie Ann sent these to me. She made them and they are lovely. The button bracelets are fun to wear and make me think of her. My daughter likes hers too!
This doll was made for me by a dear friend of mine. Years ago we went to doll-making class together. Mine aren’t half as pretty as hers. She is now teaching her own class. I am in the process of making one under her supervision, but it will be a while before I am able to finish it.
The dolls are made from washi paper. The center of the body is a chopstick that is inserted in a black lacquer bottom. My friend does beautiful work! She probably made up this pattern herself. Oh, to be so talented!