Cool wrapping paper, huh? (After I opened it, Betty quickly absconded with the paper, claiming it for a recycling project next week at school.) Inside was THIS:
A journal! Not just any journal, but one titled Il Quaderno di Venezia. As Jill writes in the accompanying card, she found it in a little art supply shop hidden in the streets of Venice.
And that smaller package? 'Twas a bookmark, pictured here on top of the journal. It's a beautiful sea-green metal bookmark, beaded with "Joy" enscribed on it.
A new journal ...a new bookmark ... a new blogging friend. Joy.
Thanks so much, Jill!