|postcard made by Carol for me for Great Big Stitched Postcard swap|
Carol is a fused glass artist and this is the really cute mixed media card she made for me. The theme of the swap was "love" - executed very well, don't you think? I love the little "love" and "peace" badges on the card. Thanks so much, Carol!
|Texas, Lone Star State map postcard|
I absolutely adore the envelope Carol put the goodies in.
On the envelope were some stamps I'd been lusting after! I got very excited when I received the package. I recognized many of the stamps because I'd read about them in the USA Philatelic magazine Lynn sent me. In fact, Lynn sent me the whole set of the comic stamps! Read about it in this post.
I am a stamp and postcard fanatic, I used to have a huge postcard collection but it got trimmed down when I moved a few years back. I actually gave away my entire stamp collection but I've started collecting again, I can' seem to stop collecting stuff or part with the "junk" in my life!
Carol put a Texas Highways magazine into my envelope. Great way to learn about the state which I've never visited. Hope to one day.
|Texas Highways magazine,|
|article on Panaderia in Presidio from |
Texas Highways magazine
I was drawn immediately to that page on Don Jose Panaderia in Presidio, Texas. Heheh, I'm a foodie and the cookies in that photo look absolutely yummy! You can read that article online and several others as well on the Texas Highways website. The April issue includes these articles:
:: The Serendity of Wildflowers, a lovely write-up about some beautiful wildflower drives the magazine chose with the help of botanists from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center;
:: The Oldest Park in Texas, a piece on the San Pedro Springs Park in San Antonio. Archeological treasures found there suggest that humans had gathered at the springs as early as 12,000 years ago.
Thanks again, Carol, for the yummy package :)
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