A New Hat, Courtesy of Johanna of Mrs. Walker’s Art and Illustrations

Yesterday, the most delightful package came in the mail. It was a hat, for me, knitted by Johanna of the blog Mrs. Walker’s Art and Illustrations. (I won it in a contest she sponsored on her blog.) Along with the hat came a charming note, drawn by the talented Johanna.


I absolutely love the hat in every way. It has my favorite color—blue—along with other complementary colors. The hat fits beautifully, and it is ever so soft. I never thought I’d be writing these words, but I can’t wait until the weather is cool enough so that I can wear this lovely hat.

The Internet, and blogs, can be a mixed bag, I know.  However, for someone like me who turns her attention to the things she loves—gardening, food, writing about everyday life, art, books, nature, and photography—the Internet has been a source of great pleasure.  I follow a number of blogs, which I am gradually adding to my blog roll on the Hinterland homepage.  The blogs are written by people from all over this country and indeed from around the world—from England to Australia.

Johanna’s hat is warm proof, if you’ll pardon the pun, of the generosity that is out there on the Internet. Now, I am a firm believer in generosity at home and in the community, but generosity can also ripple farther afield, and it makes the world a better place.

So thank you, Johanna, for the wonderful hat. When I wear it, I will think of you and your generous spirit.

As for the card, well, that will be going in a special place, either in the kitchen or the dining room, for all to see.

As we Franco-Americans might say, merci, merci!

3 thoughts on “A New Hat, Courtesy of Johanna of Mrs. Walker’s Art and Illustrations”

  1. Dear Laurie, what a lovely post!! What a lovely way to start the day here! I am so happy it fits and that is makes you feel so happy!!! From a lovely sheep, to my knitting needles to your loving home…soyez le bienvenu!
    xo Johanna

    1. Johanna, when I received that hat and the card, it felt like my birthday. Such a treat! Thank you, thank you!

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