It has been a wet and chilly day here, this evening I am sitting wrapped in a blanket to keep warm, and it's August. This is a crazy summer, we have gone from stiflingly hot and humid to storms to wind, rain and very autumn-like temperatures. I still went out for a long walk along the shore and through 'town' this morning, and enjoyed it, well wrapped up against the rain and wearing my trusty wellies - what would I do without them? Hope your weather was better.
I got some great surprises in the post yesterday and today - two happy mail envelopes from Silvia and Dagmar, and I just love nice surprises!
I recently wrote in a comment on Silvia's blog that I would like to try bistre sometime, after seeing one of her beautiful pieces. So she filled some up in little bags, and sent it to me together with a tag - thanks for the lovely surprise! I had no idea, as she asked another blogger for my addy so I wouldn't suspect anything! THANKS A LOT!!!
This is the gorgeous, textured tag Silvia sent:
This beautiful tag and mini purse came from Dagmar. There is a chip for a shopping cart in the little purse. She received a 'Nettigkeit' - a nice little surprise from a blogger, and in return sent surprises out to three of those who visited her blog in a certain period. I was one of the lucky three. This means I will be offering a little surprise to three of the visitors who visit my blog and leave a comment in the next week. On September third I will pick three names out of all those who have commented, and they will each get a surprise.
I love this idea of getting and sending little surprises to brighten someone else's day. Thanks Dagmar for my beautiful surprise!
The quote on the tag means 'Creativity knows no boundaries'.
The tag is beautiful, here with more details:
And I have another Frida journal page to share. I made this collage, too, with things collected from my working space when I was clearing up last week, there were so many lovely bits I couldn't throw away, and my fingers just itched to put them together in a collage.
I am linking to AJJ, Frida.
And last but not least, some photos taken on my wet walk today. Our little town looks rather deserted:
The Rhein was grey and cold:
A few die-hards were out walking:
But the flowers looked beautiful crowned with rain drops.
Have a lovely day, whatever the weather, take care,
ad thanks a lot for coming by!