gorgeous snail created by Margie of Resurrection Fern (of course!)
Hope it was a wonderful weekend for you. Mine was so full and rich that I haven't finished digesting it yet. A little more than a year ago I met Pat in the wool sweater (think felting) aisle of our local Salvation Army, and she quickly became one of my dearest friends. Pat is the one who not only convinced me to start this blog, but sat down and taught me all of the basics. During the early months of our friendship we stayed up late e-mailing links back and forth and sharing all of our discoveries about this vast and inspiring on-line world. We came across Margie of Resurrection Fern. All of our connections grew very deep though e-mails and daily blog visits. Don't you sometimes wish you could really meet some of the wonderful friends you've made through this incredible community? Really laugh... not type "LOL". Pat and I were extremely fortunate this weekend. Margie journeyed all the way to our neck of the woods... to meet us! Margie is incredible virtually, as many of you know. In person: more phenomenal than words can say. Believe me... I've tried a dozen times in this post, and I'm speechless! She's that wonderful!!! Talking, laughing, sharing, hiking... seeing and hearing each other for the first time . It felt like I was awake in dream. The hard work and hooplah of the last few months has left me rather exhausted. There's nothing like having special time with two beautiful and wise women to provide some well needed perspective.
Knowing how tired I've been, Margie stumbled upon this little gift in an antique shop.
It made me laugh and just about cry all at once.
I think many of us could use a little Sure Cure, don't you think? I love it so much, I might see if I can figure out how to make it into a pendant. Then I can wear Margie's humor and wisdom around my neck... and close to my heart... where she already is!
Thank you Margie... for knowing me... for seeing me!
Thank you Pat... for knowing me... for seeing me and living so close!
Here's to deepening friendships and real time together! We all need them! For more photos and a much more eloquent post about the weekend head over here.
See you on Tuesday... with a little shop update.