The best gifts are made with love.
This weekend my favorite cousin and I finally reunited after a significant drought (3 months of separation- the struggle was real!) and she gave me some belated birthday presents, one of which left me completely speechless. A quick tear of the balloon-stamped wrapping paper revealed vibrant splashes of hand-embroidered flowers, blooming together into the ever familiar shape of two resting pointe shoes. And I do mean very familiar…these pointe shoes are my own! The portrait’s base is a photo I took of my feet on the final day of Peter Pan rehearsals back in January. Leave it to M to turn something from battered to beautiful. So much talent. They remind me of those gorgeous Jose Romussi ballerinas I fell in love with a few months ago. Now I have my very own embroidered photograph, personalized and stitched with love by one of my loves. Does it get any better?
And you know what they say, April flowers bring…embroidered flowers? I think that’s how it goes…
That is stunning!
They’re beautiful :)