Thanks to the wizardry of an automatically queued blog, I should be spotting actual humpbacks by the time you read this! Before that, though, I wanted to share the last two pen pal letters I received prior to heading west. The parcel from the Netherlands included little nods to my oceanic destination, while my French pen pal’s mailing referenced a different kind of fauna.
Beautiful seaside souvenirs traveled to me from Normandie last week! Those watercolor ships in harbor remind me of similar art I saw in coastal Maine two years ago.
My friend discovered a botanical garden on her most recent journey and sent me this gorgeous butterfly patch! It’s an iron-on that will soon join a curated collection of patches on a denim jacket.
Speaking of travel, my next package from my very talented scrapbooker pen pal in the Netherlands was packed with marine and wanderlust-y goodies!
These stamp-inspired stickers are too much for me. I don’t know if I’ll ever find a notebook or other item that deserves to be graced with their presence. (Especially the Egyptian relief.)
She attached myriad interesting odds and ends throughout the flip-book.
And here are the two packages side-by-side! How appropriately red, gold, and Christmas-like.