my friend Laurie, from california sent me the most lovely gift for the holidays. it was a vintage tin with presents inside all wrapped with aqua tulle. there was a tiny bottle of mica flakes tied up with ribbon, the tiniest soft hanky with the smallest bullion roses embroidered on it, a card of blue and white vintage trims, and the loveliest vintage enameled earings. i spent a while figuring out the photo editing system Photoline, a free download from the web, so i could colorize the earings for the photo. then i doodled around with a new format and uploaded a profile picture. so, i may be here blogging for a while. . .