Just got back from supper at the Spa Hotel
with our last retreat group of the year.
We’ve had another cracking first day,
although I was pretty wiped out by the time the bell rang at 5!
Friday’s blog a private peek right?
During the days at the retreats, so many lovely customers and friends have showered me with their generosity:
flowers, plants, chocolates, handmade cards, beautiful books,
cups, smellies, lavender - so so lovely -
you’d think it was my birthday!
Many many thanks for the generosity and thoughtfulness.
Blows me away really.
I want to share with you one gift in particular which was given to me by Pamela.
I had already made a mental note of the fab ribbon
which I would be able to use in a project
before even opening the box!
Classy, or what??
Super handmade Groovi card too...
But then I opened the box,
and could not quite believe my eyes.
A huge, amazing, modern, funky quilt!
Pamela said she saw the fabric and thought of me,
and lo! the quilt was born.
I was pretty speechless.
The detail in the panels is superb.
I could not believe that somebody would spend all that time on a handmade gift for me.
But Pamela did.
And the back is as gorgeous as the front!!
I still keep opening the box and peeping in.
The colours are totally perfect for me.
It feels special and specials wonderful too!
I wonder whether it has been infused with loveliness too...
So Pamela, if you are reading,
I can only thank you again for your kindness and generosity.
It was a pleasure spending time with you again,
and I am already looking forward to next year with you!
I do love hooking up with good women and friends every year.
It’s simple. We come together, we work on art together;
I am very aware of the fact that many of the retreat guests are very talented artists and crafters in their own right.
Pamela’s Quilt is testament to that.
Love & Gratitude