A while ago I was given two lovely lavender bags.
One was from my friend Bernie. She had made one for each of my group of friends who were travelling down to London for the Country Living Fair last year and she gave us them on the train journey. I think she was still stitching the lavender embroidery first thing in the morning before catching the early train! (Incidentally, I am trying to persuade her to start a blog because even though she works full time she still manages to produce the most lovely crafts.)
The other came from the lovely Katie over at Make. We had visited her on my birthday last year as my birthday treat - I really wish she was a bit nearer so we could go more often - and when she found out it was my birthday she let me choose my favourite of her beautiful liberty lavender bags as a present.
Now I know it is conventional to keep your lavender under your pillow, or in your undies drawer, but I thought that if I did that then I just wouldn't get to appreciate these lovely gifts as much as I would like.
So I decided to put them somewhere I would be visiting multiple times a day - in my knitting bag and basket - so that every time I pulled out my sock knitting or my crochet I would see my lovely present and get a waft of the delightful lavender.
Bernie's is in my sock bag and Katie's lives in my crochet basket and I love having them there to remind me of my lovely friends.