The package is traveling to Italy to the amazingly talented Anna Castagnetti author of "Italian Needle Lace". She founded Ricami a Fili Tesi and her work was often featured in RAKAM one of Italy's leading embroidery magazines (which is currently in hiatus due to a change in ownership). Mary Corbet did a feature spot on her in June 2010 http://www.needlenthread.com/2010/06/italian-needle-lace-anna-castagnetti.html. We all feel very blessed to have her be part of our on-line group of stitchers.
I've also decided to join in with Paula at her bi-weekly sewing challenges. It can be sewing of any kind using fabric or cross-stitch etc. Given my cross-stitch slump recently this could get me jump started again. We shall see :) Currently the theme is Christmas, the next challenge will posted on November 24th. The VERY BIG, very pretty, link is in my side bar so hop on over and see who else has joined in and maybe link up yourself. (There is another fun element to the whole thing but I'm not giving it away.)