Peace and Plenty, or as the Irish say “Siochain agus Farisinge“, abounded recently on Thistle Cove Farm. This photo, appropriately named (because it’s my blog) The Three Graces are a sweet reminder of a visit and friendship (as well as Vicki‘s abilities with her I-phone). Do you know the “other Three Graces“? They were Greek Goddesses of Joy, Charm and Beauty, daughters all of the Greek god Zeus and Oceanid Eurynome. Although I’m not much into gods or goddesses, save the King of Kings, I’ll make an exception in this case…lol.
This photo is courtesy of Vicki because I was too busy taking delight in the visit. I spend the vast majority of my time alone, by choice and necessity, and when beloveds visit (too seldom), I tend to gaze upon their beautiful faces as if in a daze. I’ve learned, the hard way, to store up for the frosty times, when solitude wants to overwhelm. Rather, I , mostly, allow the memories to persevere. Vicki put up lots of photos on her FB page and all are wonderful reminders of our short time together.
Some of you know Vicki hosts the annual Grow Your Blog Party and has “put together” wonderful i-friendships that, sometimes, turn into face to face friendships. The GYBP is over for 2015 but you’re still able to visit those who participated and leave comments. She also has an ETSY shop that showcases some of her fabulous knitting, especially her Nests but those go very quickly mostly to those who have put their names on her list! The above is one of Vicki’s beautiful nests and will have a place of honor in my studio, when re-established. There are so many blessings, tangible blessings, in my life and each one always brings tears to my eyes. The work of someone’s hands and heart is a precious gift and one never, ever to be taken for granted.
During this year’s GYBParty Heather, of Heather’s Sewing Room, pulled my name and made this lovely, functional and very useful sewing box.
It has a cutting board
she included a lovely note (Gypsy Rose Lee approves)
and this is the inside, complete with pin cushion and covered place to put sewing gadgets. How fabulous! Heather is an New Zealander expat, now living in Singapore; please visit her blog for links to her ETSY shop and Craftsy patterns. I’m sorry I can’t give a link for her ETSY shop; blogger is tired. Thank you, Heather, the sewing box finally arrived all the way from Singapore and is now a treasure in my sewing room. When I’ve re-established my studio, it’ll be a treasure in my studio and beloved by all.
Remember this giveaway plaque? I’m well over the deadline but the name randomly chosen is Blue Cotton Memory. I’ll send a note on her blog and give her 24 hours to respond; if she doesn’t, another name will be chosen around noon tomorrow.
That’s all for now; this post has taken the better part of three hours and I’m knackered and still have all my other work in front of me. Why oh why are computers and photo galleries so tiresome?
Blessings ~ friendship ~ a beautiful sky ~ blogging friends ~ nests ~ the other two graces ~