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Friday, July 30, 2021

Gorgeous gifts from Rosa Maria

Hello dear readers,

I made many plans for this summer but became ill instead.  I had a very high fever, unusual for a person like me who almost never has a fever.  My doctor wanted me hospitalized but I refused, preferring to stay home on strong antibiotics.  I'm alright now.

A precious little parcel arrived from Spain, right in the middle of the bad days.  Rosa Maria sent me some teeny-tiny jaw-dropping sculptures which left me open-mouthed with a delightful surprise.


I wish I was a better photographer.  Believe me, my photos do not give these precious items enough justice.  Each of them is simply breathtakingly gorgeous.


Well, now that I am absolutely well and healthy again, I'm continuing my work at the home care center.  We finished 5 embroidered covers for toilet rolls.  There is a large demand for more but we are out of burlap and hope that a new supply will arrive soon.

I am also back to working on my mini Zen garden project.  In my stash, I found two small gadgets which I purchased years ago at a hardware store.  They are supposed to connect washing-line ropes. With a touch of Jesso and a wild imagination, I hope to turn them into Japanese stone garden lanterns. 

In my next post soon, I hope to be able to complete the first vignette and show you how I made this little "stone" lantern from the above gadget. It still needs some sanding.

 My dear friend Birgit is sending me more Buddhas so I'll attempt to make all three zen vignettes. (See photos on my previous post.)

I wish you, dear readers, a wonderfully healthy, and enjoyable weekend with blessings.


  1. So glad that you are now feeling better Drora, it must have been an anxious time. Your little stone lantern is really brilliant - especially when you consider what you created it from!!
    Take care

  2. Dear Drora, I am so glad to hear that you are better!Those gifts from Rosa Maria are beautiful! I am really looking forward to seeing these little Zen gardens develop! What a great idea! Stay well and keep making minis!

  3. It looks wonderful! And such sweet presents. I'm so glad you're feeling better.

  4. Me alegra mucho saber que ya te encuentras bien.
    Felicidades por los preciosos regalos de Rosa María.
    Tu linterna me encanta !!!!

  5. I'm glad to read that you feel better now. Your stone lanter is really great.

  6. felicidades por tus regalos y trabajo, pero sobre todo por sentirte ya bien ...cuídate!!

  7. Hi Drora!
    I'm so sorry to hear that you were ill but am relieved to know you are on the other side!
    I bet you were dearly missed at the care center and I bet they are so happy to have you back!
    The pagoda idea is brilliant! Your example it amazing and I can't wait to see more progress on the Zen garden! You have the best eye for seeing something wonderful in the most unlikely objects!

  8. It's so good to see a new post from you... and after being shocked by hearing you were so ill it's even better to hear you're fine again. And even back to the home care center - I am not surprised to hear there these toilet holders were popular. Let's hope you'll get the material to make some more soon, I bet the ladies and you will have once more fun making new ones.

    What a lovely coincidence that Rosa Maria's gifts arrived when you were so ill, a perfect timing... although these gifts would have always made your day! So generous of her to send you these stunning miniatures, I'm already foreseeing many fantastic uses.

    And speaking of fantastic uses - this gadget is perfect for your purposes. Bravo for seeing the lantern in it! I hope the additional buddhas will arrive soon - but so far I'm looking forward to see more of the first zen garden.

    Take good care of yourself and hugs

  9. Qué bonito lo.que has hecho y qué bonitos también, los regalos de Rosa Maria. No sabía que estabas mal, pero me alegra leer que estás mejor. Cuídate y feliz verano. Besos

  10. Es estupendo que te hayas recuperado rápidamente y sin necesidad
    de hospital. En estos días da un poco de miedo
    Si que has echado imaginación para esa transformación¡¡¡

  11. Cuánto me alegro Drora que estés totalmente recuperada pues en estos tiempos tan difíciles tenemos el covid y eso es lo que nos asusta¡ menos mal que pasó de largo. Me alegra mucho que de nuevo estés con las miniaturas ,estoy deseosa de ver tu escena Zen. Me alegro que llegara bien esos pequeños detalles , espero que lo puedas encajar en alguna de tus escenas. Buen fin de semana, cuídate. Besos

  12. I'm so sorry that you have been ill Drora, and very happy to hear that you are recovered. I can't wait to read your next blog and see how the little lantern turned out.

  13. Celebro que te hayas recuperado y puedas disfrutar del resto del verano.
    .Los regalos de Rosa son maravillosos
    Espero ver pronto tu escena terminada.
    Un saludo