When I updated my studio recently (putting away the Christmas and holiday decor and displays) and started working on St. Valentine's projects, I couldn't help but notice how many pretty things I have received over the years from my creative friends.
I like to display these gifts according to the season. The feeling I get is similar to the one I experience when I open the Christmas ornaments boxes each year.... lots of "uhhhhs" and "aahhhs" and re-admiration of the details.
I rediscover each of these little works of art.
The newest additions get their spot (this tiny quilt heart was a recent swap extra).
Some of these creative friends I have never met personally... we have swapped through various groups for several years, but have never had the joy of meeting face to face.
One of my goals this year is to "meet" a few of these special ladies.
Their beautiful projects surround me as I sit at my desk and create.
Little beauties tucked here and there... and everywhere!
They are a constant inspiration for my creativity.
They make my heart smile.
(I'm sharing today with Beverly's Pink Saturday - it's been too, too long since I partied with these ladies!)