Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Meeting Pen Friends...
This is a quick update to meeting my pen friend/s. We were a happy group of 16 last evening at a local coffee spot. Time flew so fast all of a sudden it was announced closing time. I met Cory aka Dogwood and we totally got along like we had known each other for years...which we have but only via snail mail, email, blogging and FaceBook. I adore her just as I thought I would. Here is her blog link to check out. I made the little fabric envelope pouch for postcards and cards and gave it to her.
I also gave one to Lindsay who featured my blog during NLWM and was our wonderful cheerleader. And I made one for Martha who organized this meeting of like-minded creative souls. Thank you very much!
Late in the day I decided I just could NOT arrive empty handed. I knew Martha had invited 18 ladies so I got busy. All packaged in little envelopes and ready to hand out. Out of 18 I only had two left over. Wow!
Nothing too elaborate however these were not time and labor simple. I cut out white felt hearts. Took my favorite vintage red safety pins and beaded them...twice as the heart was upside down first time. I stitched with red thread a heart button to one side and the beaded pin to the other side. I merely made these to show I was very heartfelt to be part of such a great group of creative ladies.
Are there any photos of the group? No. Not one. No one took any pictures...no cameras and no cell phones. Too busy talking and sharing and laughing and carrying on. I feel certain we will get together again. I had a wonderful time and was sad to see us all go in different directions.
When I got home Mr. C wondered what was wrong because I was home in just two hours. Who knew the coffee house closed so early in the evening.
Spent most of today outside with Mr. C and a hired helper doing serious weed abatement and land clearing of debris and downed tree limbs. Fire season is here and we don't want any extra fuel close to our home. Another day of it tomorrow should finish what we started today. It will be at least three (3) full truck loads to the dump.
May you be enjoying this lovely month of May and doing whatever makes you happiest. Whether outdoors or indoors this is a great time to create. Creative Bliss My Friends...