Today I got mail. Actual, real mail… it was there when I went out and checked the letterbox just before lunch. Nestled in between a bank statement and some advertising from Spotlight was a mystery envelope, and it was addressed to me!
There is something really lovely about getting a letter in the post. Once I would frequently get letters from an Aunt who lived in the UK. We wrote letters for my entire life, more frequently as I got older and when I had a family of my own. She passed away quite recently and I have really missed the joy of collecting the post and knowing (hoping) that there could be a letter just for me in amongst the usual collection of bills, statements and advertising.
Inside today’s envelope was a gorgeous note and crochet bookmark, which has traveled all the way from South Hampton in England. Jane, who blogs at Rainbow Junkie Corner had generously marked her one year blogging anniversary last month with a giveaway to some of her most frequent commenters, and I was very lucky to be on the list.
The detail in the bookmark is just beautiful, it’s so delicate. If you want to make one yourself, the pattern is here, Jane made the bookmark using #20 cotton and a 1mm hook, you can read more about her bookmark making here.
E-mail may be fast and simple, but to me an old-fashioned, handwritten letter has great value in this speed-obsessed world. So now I’m wondering whether I’m the only one who enjoys getting letters in the post? Do you? What was the most recent piece of interesting mail you received?
I hope there is (even a little) nice unexpected surprise for you this week! Janette xxx