Hard work pays off in unlikely ways. I started early today, giving my bedroom a well deserved (and overdue) housecleaning - from ceiling to floor. I figured the new mattress arriving tomorrow was a worthy incentive. Aside from spilling a bucket of (thankfully clean) water on the wool rug while moving furniture around, the efforts went well and the room felt so good when I was done. That, and a couple loads of laundry and some homemade rolls culminated into a sweet, restful afternoon.
While sipping tea my mail lady came to the door with a package for me to sign. I thought it might have been another package from my aunt, but a quick glance revealed "Great Britain" and I knew it was the hand-felted bead necklace that I had won from Jasmine in her recent blog give-way at Natures Whispers.
I was delighted when I opened the package. Not only did it reveal the expected necklace, but also a lovely Stonehenge photo with a nice note on the back and a few botanical surprises that now sit in a place of honor at one of my altars.
Jasmine does lovely work, doesn't she? I love the look and feel and verve of these beads! It was through Jasmine that I learned about Made for Aid, a new non-profit project that raises money for charity through online auction of good quality, handcrafted items. Check out their website and blog to learn more. Whether you're a crafter or someone who loves - and purchases handcrafts, you can add value to the effort! I hope you'll check out Made for Aid today.