prettified

Here are the facecloths finished and packaged up with an embroidered linen heart ready for their trip to Denmark. I do enjoy making things pretty, which is something I have come to appreciate more as I get older. When I was younger I was all punky and hard edged, with a black workman's donkey jacket, thick black eyeliner that famously got a mention in my German report ("Susan might have a better chance at succeeding with her German lessons if she spent less time beforehand applying eyeliner"), and everything else in life to match. Things have changed a bit now and I am rather glad.

27 comments:

marigold jam said...

How beautifully presented. Hard to believe you were once a bit of a bohemian! Funny how we change as we grow older eh? I am sure your Danish friend will love her package.

Jane

Magic Cochin said...

What a beautiful gift and the colours are very Scandinavian. A year ago we were in Denmark - lots of tranquility and inspiration in a quiet way.
http://purplepoddedpeas.blogspot.com/2009/09/great-danes.html

I'm sure I've had my edges eroded with time - no more spiky hennaed hair and all black clothes but I'm now probably too old to be girlie!

Celia

Dori said...

What a sweet little package made with care and thought! Your girlfriend will love it! Enjoy your visit! I've been to Denmark once and so look forward to returning. :-)

A Thrifty Mrs said...

So pretty.

Gina said...

They are so beautifully presented. What a delightful gift.

Jane said...

Lovely colour combination. I'm sure they'll be much appreciated.

Lyn said...

So pretty, almost too pretty to use, Think I would just look at them instead!
love
Lyn
xxx

Gilly said...

I am sure the Danes concerned will love them!

And you are the world's best at prettifying and making all things look beautiful.

A Time to Dance said...

They look lovely Sue, what a good idea...do you make them from cotton?? Pete goes through face cloths like nobodies...you would giggle if you could see what I can...Pete is hanging out of the window of our cottage pretending to be a handsome prince...dream on...love and hugs from our bavarian castle...heart skipping H ps I was a denim and leather clad rocker at one point with afgan which developed into a mish mash which was intirely of my own invention and difficult to describe...oh to be young again...

KnitNana said...

Oh that's just lovely, anyone would be happy to receive that gift!
(hard-edged? really?)

Clare Wassermann said...

a gorgeously pretty gift...a lucky recipient indeed

mountainear said...

If somebody brought me that I would be over the moon.

Heather said...

Oh! This is gorgeous! What a perfect shade of blue....divine!

rossichka said...

Beautiful gifts made with love! I suppose you are eager to start the trip... I'm reading about the girl you used to be and am asking myself how could parents know if and when their children will pass through a certain period of growing???:)

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elizabethm said...

Well that is just lovely! I do take issue with the teacher's comment though. Total non sequitur. Why should the amount of your eyeliner have any effect on your German?

Frances said...

Sue, I agree with Elizabethm. Lots of wonderful eyeliner pencils were made in Germany, certainly not all for export?

It is fun to consider all the stylistic choices we make in our personal lives, while a bit more distant the major cultural stylistic changes roll on.

Your gift is lovely. Lucky recipient!

xo

Running Thread said...

Simply beautiful.

Dragonfly said...

I just love the colours.

WendyCarole said...

That is just so pretty. Love the colours
I realised a couple of years ago how much more I was into flowery things since I had got older

Sue said...

Elizabeth, you are so right! I wish I had had you to stick up for me 30 years ago. I think she meant I was spending too much time in the toilet applying my make-up when I should have been concentrating on my lessons... how very dull ;-)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

I also appreciate taking the time to add beauty throughout my day and in my home too. To be mindful of the little things because those truly are what matters most.
Your presentation is beautiful!

ljw said...

The gifts look lovely. Homemade often means more than shop bought. Thanks to a bumper crop on our crap apple tree, I'm hoping to use them for Christmas gifts this year.

As much as I try as I get older, I'm still unable to dress in a mature manner befitting my age which is not helped by my small (some would say tiny) proportions.

Jackie said...

Very pretty indeed. So satisfying.
(One of my sixth form teachers once asked me 'what does the other fellow look like? Eye make up was my art form then!)

Martina Tierney said...

Well Mouse, now the kids apply eyeliner during the lessons...!

vicki said...

what a wonderful gift - alove those colors - such beautiful hues. Love the way you have them wrapped together - I would be thrilled with such a gift! A ture gift from the heart!

Vicki

vicki said...

what a wonderful gift - alove those colors - such beautiful hues. Love the way you have them wrapped together - I would be thrilled with such a gift! A ture gift from the heart!

Vicki