Ken went to get the mail at our tiny country post office the other day.
A big box was waiting in back and the post master was most interested
in why it smelled so good. Ken opened it so that she and all the other
customers could admire my latest load of grain sack lavender bags,
which my talented friend, Sharon Cloud of S Formulators, makes out of
my upholstery remnants.
Our post master was stationed in Germany so has loved seeing all of the
German grain sacks as they arrive. She was sorry to see this particular
sweet-smelling package leave the building. (The photo above is of
Mitten, not the post master.)
I love all the different textures, weaves, shades and weights of the linen.
I am a real sucker for old repairs. I’m also aware that what is so beautiful
to me was necessary and time consuming for its first owner. I hope those
long-ago people, to whom I feel so connected by these grain sacks, found
satisfaction and pleasure in the beauty of their work.