Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Door

Today a package arrived from Leiden, Netherlands!  That's not something that happens every day around here, let me tell you!  But I knew right away what it would have inside.

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A door from Cobi as part of the Traveling Page swap!  But that's not all!  She also included some photos of "real" dutch-style doors and a postcard from her home as well as a lovely note telling me about this page.

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Cobi embroidered these beautiful flowers around the door.   I love the way the colors brighten up the pale brick wall.  And those red flowers are jillions of tee-tiny french knots!  (Well, it seems like jillions!)

dutchdoor-open

But the best part is that the top half of the door opens!  That scene you can see there is on the postcard.  But I can put anything I like behind that door.  Maybe I'll find a Dutch girl to stand in my doorway.

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Cobi and I share a fondness for Terry Pratchett's books and this quote is a perfect example of his wit.  It is also a perfect quote for my book of doors that go nowhere!

I'm in the finishing stages of my page for April - after a couple of false starts!  Still having lots of fun with this project!

3 comments:

Jules said...

I like this, lovely stitching on that wisteria, and as another hardened Pratchett fan I approve strongly of the text! We went to hear him speak a few months ago, he is still very inventive and funny - long may he continue to be despite his illness.

CarolynPhi said...

Liz:
What a treasure this is!! Cobi is such a talented lady!!!
Carolyn

Pat Winter said...

Beautiful! Speaking of Wisteria, I planted one 20 years ago and it has never bloomed. The one on my porch in bloom has been there three years and this is the first bloom. Last year I cut it almost to the ground because I didn't think it would bloom either. I must have scared it!
Try pruning yours and see if it blooms next year?
Smiles,Pat