I could hardly wait to open this lovely packaging to see the delights of a country where I know I will never get to visit but could enjoy a tiny piece of it courtesy of Pratima. The little package next to the wrapped package is candy sort of like peanut brittle but with flowers and other delights added! Yummmm.
Shelbie helped me discover everything in the package and we explored each item with excitement. I had told Pratima I love scarves and she sent me not just one but 2!! Here is one of them all rolled up so it would be nice and textured when opened.Here is Shelbie modeling for me. This is how sweet Pratima is. She knows my favorite colors and things that I would like. I couldn't have chosen better for myself than she did!
Look at the lovely colors and patterns made by the hand dying. The golden edge is amazing. Both scarves are so soft and silky against my skin. I love them both so much.
Here is a more detailed photo. Notice the edge, too. I like that the scarf is light weight enough that I can wear it immediately.Look at this lovely trim. It reminds me of India meeting Scandanavia. It is so incredibly beautiful.
Pratima sent me some fabrics that look almost vantage to me. I love them. And also an Indian bride doll. I immediately made a place for the darling doll next to my matryoshkas on my sewing room shelf among my treasures.
She really "shouldn't have"! I was humbled and surprised by her generosity and sweet nature in sending me such beautiful gifts. Like I said I probably will never get to visit India and seeing Pratima's pictures and having her thoughtful presents make me feel like I've taken a little trip there anyway.
Thank you so much Pratima!! You can read about Pratima and her friends on their blog here. I'm so glad she is blogging so I can keep track of what she is doing.