I participated in the Christmas exchange on The Tatting Forums again this year. This year, my name was drawn by Maria in Portugal! She sent this lovely card in which was a handwritten message.
She sent this lovely postcard with lots of scenes from Portugal. My husband and I have always wanted to got to Spain or Portugal. The pen also has scenes and sites on it as well. I'm going to have to protect it from my daughter who has already tried to snag it.
And Maria made this lovely snowflake for me too. I wish the picture was better so you could see the delicate silver thread wrapped around the white tatting thread - and the pearl beads. It's absolutely gorgeous in person and it is going on my Christmas tree.
Maybe best of all, she sent me a generous sample of the thread - enough to make another snowflake. It really is lovely thread so now I need to find something special to make with it. Of course, I will have to practice whatever it is on some less special thread.
Thank you Maria!