Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Late birthday gift from Japan.

Isn't this one of the cutest little owls you've seen? My dear penpal Aiko in Japan sent it to me for my birthday, tucked in the little pink bag. She apologised for being so late, and explained that she has had to look after her elderly mother, because her brother has cancer and is no longer able to look after their mother himself. Aiko and other members of her family have all had health problems recently. Don't you feel helpless when you are too far away from loved ones to be able to do something for them?

4 Comments:

Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Gina Happy belated birthday.
Oh I love your gift of the Owl from Japan its a little treasure. Take care

Saturday, 09 June, 2007  
Blogger Crazee4books said...

Hi Gina, I tried to post on your guest book but I'm not sure if it worked. I'm techno-hopeless!
No sign of package yet. Will let you know when it shows. Cheers Judy

Thursday, 14 June, 2007  
Blogger Meow said...

What a great little owl.
How long have you had your penfriend ?
Take care, Meow

Friday, 15 June, 2007  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Thanks Jeanette!
Judy: no, you don't appear in the guestbook, but I may have accidentally wiped you out when I first set it up. So, have another go if you can be bothered!
Meow: Aiko and I have been penpals for 32 years. She has sent me some beautiful gifts in that time, and she says she likes the Aussie things I send her!

Saturday, 16 June, 2007  

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