Anbolyn of Gudrun’s Tights has been participating in The Month of Letters challenge. Well, I’ve always loved getting post but nowadays unless it’s books which I’ve bought the post is deadly boring. So I asked Anbolyn to send me a postcard to cheer things up. I was thinking that I’ve never had anything from Arizona before but actually I don’t think I’ve ever had any post from America.
So I want to say a big thank you to Anbolyn for sending me not one but two lovely cards which I received this morning. I can’t decide which one is my favourite. The Green Inspired geometric card would make a fab design for a quilt. I doubt if I’d ever get around to sewing something so intricate though, but I can dream.
I love E. Nesbit’s book The Phoenix and the Carpet but my copy is an old one with a blue cover. This Puffin Books design captures the Edwardian atmosphere of the book beautifully. As you can see it cost 3/6 which in ‘new’ money is 17½ pence. I’ve done a wee bit of research and this version of the cover seems to have been published in 1959 – which just happens to have been the year I was born. How apt is that!
I haven’t shown you Anbolyn’s handwriting but it’s lovely, the sort of script which would look good embroidered, and she writes old-fashioned ‘S’s which I used to do and gave up for some reason.
So Anbolyn, a wee surprise (not me) will be winging its way to you within the next day or so. Stand by for my scrawl!