When Jientje came she brought gifts.
She brought a lovely piece of lace which she designed and created with her own two hands. On the back of the frame she included the original pattern and a hand-written note explaining that the lace was a one-of-a-kind piece that was mine alone. She also signed the frame with both her given name and her nickname.
Look at the incredible colors in my piece of lace. I keep this right here on my desk beside my computer.
I am sharing this now, so long after Jeintje left the island, because I was sworn to silence until after she returned home. She provided each of her hosts with similar gifts and she wanted them to be a surprise at every stop. I can’t speak for the others, but I know Melli & Thom are sharing theirs today, too, so go by and check out the designs of their lace.
Shopping bag in one hand, camera in the other. Jientje couldn’t resist the stores and had to visit every one. I think she saw more of them then any other sites in Hawaii. I’m sure though, when she gets to publishing her photographs, her camera will tell a different story!