I've often said I have no idea where I got the name for my blog. I like the name Lilly; I named my first Blythe Lilly. Mo co-worker has a darling daughter, age 1, named Lilly. And just recently I was partnered with one Lilli B., in Hold Dear's Mermaid and Seaside swap on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/groups/holddear_mermaid_swap/.
Now, I already do hold dear Ms. Hold Dear Michelle http://michellegeller.typepad.com, who has become my "Somerset Sister" and a wonderful blog friend. But, little did I know I was about to "meet" someone else who lives up to her blog name. You see Lilli has Make Mine Blissful http://makemineblissful.blogspot.com, a beautiful blog, showcasing her lovely skills. And when her package arrived here from Canada on Monday, there was so much gasping and oohing and ahhing, I thought someone might bring out an inhaler.
The pictures just do not do justice to the beautiful hand- and machine-sewn, quilted and embellished fabric book she made for me. It was presented in a lovely, decadent hand-made ditty bag with a little frame charm attached. In the various pockets (or nooks and crannies) of the book were bags of glitter and other page-appropriate ephemera. And, if that weren't enough, a smaller bag contained tons of vintage photos and ephemera, all delighttfully packaged. I have many more pictures on my Flickr site in my "swaps received" set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/lillysoflondonish/sets/72157603257050558/. I would urge you to check out each and every one! I find my days are still blissful-three days later.