This year I was again very lucky to have a wonderful swap partner. Anna. Look what wonderful miniatures, all beautifully created by Anna, arrived.
Books by Gerald Durrell. I read his book My Family and Other Animals for the first time somewhere in the
late 70s and this was the reason I stopped learning Italian. Our next door neighbours' son was going to study medicine in Italy. I was beginning to teach myself Italian from a wonderful book my father gave me.
When the boy saw the book he begged me to give it to him. In exchange he gave me the Durell book.
It was a soft cover Pinguin edition. I was enchanted and never regreted the fact that because of this book I don't know Italian. Many years later I learned a little Spanish and when visiting Italy I almost understand what is spoken.
The book and the author became very popular. Most of his books were translated to Hebrew and were eagerly read by the entire family. I am so happy to share this love with Anna.
Miniature maps of Greece, wonderful cook books and herbs planted in a pot Anna made from paper strips.
You can see her work here.
A beautiful Christmas wreath. I'm keeping it wrapped up until Chrismas when it will go to one of the stalls.
You can see in the first photo above, together with the Durell books, two sand and seashell filled glass jars. Look how cleverly Anna covered the toppers.
To see what I sent Anna you'll have to visit her blog here.
THANK YOU ANNA AND THANK YOU JAZZI!!!
It's been quite a while since my last post. I did make some miniatures for swaps and friends, most of which
I cannot show yet.
I wish you a wondrful weekend with my blessings.