What a great way to start the gallery!
And now, let's continue it.... I received the most beautiful package from noodle-bug this morning. She sent me an owl to let me know that I've been accepted into the Hogwarts faculty Astronomy Club! And membership comes with a welcome package.
First, an absolutely stunning cowl. It is knitted from a silk & angora, and is so light and soft!
Second she included a beautiful hand-bound notebook to record my astronomical observations.
But wait! When you look closer you find that each of these two lovely objects is actually a star map in disguise! That's right, noodle-bug knitted beads into the cowl, and stamped tiny golden stars onto the notebook, to create maps of the stars that are found in the Equatorial band. The cowl even changes texture at the top and bottom to represent the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Here's a detail shot of the tiny golden beads in the cowl:
And here's a detail shot of the stamping on the notebook:
I should mention, that without asking, noodle-bug managed to perfectly match my winter hat too! Also, she was kind enough to include some Jelly Babies, candy, and bits & bobs of broken jewlery to play with, but I got side tracked with photos, and forgot to snap some of them.... Bad Jennie!
Noodle-bug, do you have any idea how much I love you? So very, very much, that even though it is currently 99 degrees (with 70% humidity) here in Tennessee, I pulled out my winter coat just to get an action shot for you!
Thank you so much dear noodle-bug! I will treasure both of my new goodies.