Remember my friend who went to India to get married? Well, they're back, happily married, and trying to settle down in to normal life after 3 months of parties, fetes, ceremonies, etc.
She and I were going to make a trade - I knit her a sweater, and she was going to bring me back some Indian fabric.
I gave her the sweater (which she loved, but she went above and beyond - yes she brought me some fabric:
that's Indian silk and cotton - both pieces have been washed and dried, and are front and centre on my cutting table, waiting to be made into some great summer tops. The colours are a little hard to get right - they are a stunning emerald green and a rich pumpkin orange. the orange might show a bit better here:
Then there's a handpainted on silk scroll:
It's a piece about 18 inches by 8 inches, handpainted on a pieces of purple silk, depicting a bride getting ready. She got these for a few of us, and we are all on the lookout for the perfect frame.
Last and certainly not least, there is this gorgeous silver anklet. I love wearing anklets in the summer and this one will be my favourite, I'm sure. I've already worn it a couple of times, since the weather has been so stunning lately. (and of course, I've already started wearing the flip flops - have been for weeks, now!)
I feel like I need to make her something else to make up for all this...