Today has been one of those days which will be remembered for a while…it began very early this morning when I woke just after 5.00am, and because I can rarely get back to sleep when this happens, I got up, made a cup of tea, and wandered to the computer in the early dawn, leaving the dogs to snore on alone until a more sensible time for starting the day. Imagine my surprise to find an email from Jude Hill saying she needed my address………..thinking I could not have been so lucky, but with fingers crossed I went straight to her website and found this video. I’m one of more than one hundred folk who left a comment on her blog, in the hope of winning a small piece of her work that she had decided to give away in November, and I won! Jude has called it Peace on Earth and its story is there on her blog – I feel very lucky and can’t wait to hold it in my little hot hand. This is a photo I have taken from her blog – Thanks Jude – but I wanted to share it with those of you who love her work. I shall be delighted to give it a new home, and it is even more special as it features one of her beasts that I love, and some of her signature feather stitching. There will be more shots when it arrives.
The second nice thing which happened today was lunch with my small stitching group at a rather posh place in a nearby town to celebrate the coming Christmas season, and a birthday – with delicious food in great company. It was also a celebration of friendship, none of us knew each other well until we discovered a love of all things stitch related, and began to meet on a regular basis about five years ago. We have now become very good friends, and can share confidences and laughs with ease which is wonderful. I wore my flower dyed linen shirt for the first time, and not only did my friends say complimentary things about it, but I later realised Vicki Welsh had mentioned it on her latest Field Tripping the Web this morning, so today this blog has had a huge amount of traffic as a result. I always love new blog visitors, and do hope they visit again….
And lastly, I had been asked to take photos of guests at a friend’s surprise birthday party which was held last night, and had reluctantly agreed, but anxious that the results would be lousy so special moments might be missed. Sure there were a few dud shots, but the majority were fine and I was able to put them on a disc early today, give them to my friend who was then able to share them with her interstate visitors before they went home. The birthday girl was very pleased with them all, and I think may plan to have a photobook made to record the event, which means the photography was really OK. What a huge relief!