The welcoming committee was out to cheer us through the gates of The Sands RV Resort yesterday…or at least that’s the way it looked!! Clubhouse Quilters, Karen and Kim were there all decked out in their Santa Hats and tiaras! Little did we know that they were getting ready for the Santa Claus Parade, an annual event hosted by The Sands to gather up food for the local Food Bank. We assumed it was all for us…haha
Anyways, we made it to Desert Hot Springs (one of the Desert Cities in the Coachella Valley in Southern California) safe and sound! Great feeling and what a nice welcome!
I was also surprised to have a gift waiting for me from fellow blogger, Debbie, Wooden Sails! She told me that she was sending some fir boughs to make our RV trailer smell woodsy, piny fresh! What she failed to mention was the gorgeous potpourri bag that she made to hold the Balsam needles. Just LOOK at it….
All hand crafted by Debbie and antiqued…such a special gift!! I took a close-up shot so that you could see her fine wee stitches!! Incredible workmanship!!
And the smell is AMAZING!! Very different from the smells of our fir trees on the West Coast of Canada! Debbie’s balsam tree potpourri smells more savoury…very yummy in fact!
They should bottle this smell! I’m so glad Debbie sent me the smell of her east coast forest! Now when she shows her forest hiking pictures I can imagine the smells of her woods!
If you don’t Follow Debbie’s blog then you should…besides quilting and wool work, she likes to hike and her forests and beaches are breathtaking! Beautiful scenery!
THANK YOU, DEBBIE!! I will treasure my potpourri sachet! Such a thoughtful gift!
Have a marvellous Monday and thanks for popping by!~P