Mine has been excellent.
Demos are all in place for the TV shows on Sunday.
2-4pm and 6pm HOCHANDA.
Well, I’ve got 7. That will be plenty, don’t you think?
Love it when all the boxes are ticked.
So I was just settling down to write to you,
and I gazed out of the window, to ponder my direction….
and then of course I spied my mirror, my pride and joy.
And so I shall tell you a story about the mirror.
Are you sitting comfortably?
Years ago, at least 5, we were working at the Stevenage Show,
I was demonstrating as usual to a group of lovely crafters,
and suddenly, a young woman handed me a parcel.
“This is for you, ” she said, and disappeared into the crowd.
Well, you can imagine my amazement when I opened the package and found this mirror:
Isn’t it wonderful?
The work and the detail!
Each tile a little masterpiece.
Every time I look at it, I see something else.
So many of my old favourite stamps.
We forget about them, the Willow Lady and Dippy Toe.
But they were my companions for many many years.
It really is perfect.
It must have taken many hours to make.
That a stranger would take so much time out of their lives
to make something just for me.
I find that quite overwhelming.
And when I turned it over
and read what the lady, Kathleen, had written,
well! I wept.
I don’t know whether Kathleen reads my blog.
(If you do, PLEASE say hi!!)
She could never know how much
pleasure and good energy her generous gift has given me.
Every single day.
I did write to her years ago, to tell her.
And one day I even left a message on her phone,
just because I thought it was important to let her know.
Wherever my workplace is, there it sits.
And the little delicate flower underneath is another precious gift from a very clever artist – Maggie Craner’s daughter Becky.
(The apple didn’t fall far from the tree there, eh)
It really is so lovely – it makes me feel good every time I look at it.
You should see her tiny walnut baskets !!
Let’s move in a little closer…
There we are. Thursday’s Blog a blue blog.
Now I know you like a challenge,
and Kathleen’s mirror is calling you!
Would you like to win a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher?
(Haha! Has the Pope got a balcony??)
I would like you to
count, name and list all the stamps she used.
Then email me your answer.
On Monday, I shall pick a random winner.
I’ll give you a clue:
There are more than 10,
but less than 100.
love and hugs,