Friday, January 23, 2015

Friends like magic

I had a magic time this last week.  My friends made it so. 
Last Saturday Carlien McPhee and her husband Bruce visited me.  I'd never met them in person.  We've been corresponding for years though.  What a delightful couple.  I feel privileged to know them.  They are intelligent and witty and interested in so many things.  We talked for hours.  Carlien brought a fairy door that she made and stacks of magazines to share. Thank you for the visit Carlien and Bruce, you really lifted my spirits. 
On Tuesday Dawn and I took a drive out to visit Other Dawn in a town some distance away.  I had made a tiny clay Tilda for each of them, both Dawns are Tilda collectors.  The Tilda tiny doll idea is something new I'm working on.  You will see them again. 
There was a very tasty home made orange cake and we spent hours chatting and kicking around ideas.  We drooled over Dawn's craft stash and were awed by the number of projects she has on the go.  I received a set of Tilda books, an early Valentine and a crochet cupcake as a gift, can't tell you how excited I am over my little treasures.   I came home feeling dog tired and very inspired.
Wednesday saw me early out of bed and off to Ceramix.  (I have this thing going on Wednesdays at Ceramix).  Margaret and I had a productive day working in the glaze room.  While our hands are busy we are putting our worlds to rights by being each other's sounding board. 
A bunch of glorious yellow roses came with Thursday's visitor. I owe Marlize a debt of gratitude for lending an ear and offering good advice in the days after my illness.  Being a woman and a pharmarcist, I think she understands quite well how I feel.
This morning when I went to the post office...  Lo! A parcel from Nancy in the US.  It's a beautiful woven leather strap for my glasses, and ingredients to make a few more.  Nancy, you are a marvel.  How did you know that after months I still haven't got around to making one? 

Tomorrow we have a play date at Ina's house.  We have a doll and teddy bear making group that get together every once in a while to work on our projects.  Lots of creative talent and inspiration there. 

I'm looking forward to the weekend.  Wishing you a good one too!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Megan! I think that friendship is always magic :D! Your fairy door is gorgeous, I would love to find it in my garden :D!
    Your small Tildas are gorgeous, I'm sure your friends will be very happy with them.
    I love to see the sunny yellow roses, they bring sunshine and happiness in the house.
    Have a nice weekend, Megan.