Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice!

I just wanted to share a wonderful gift I was given. Several amazing, Canadian Etsy talents that I have the pleasure of chatting with almost daily decided to exchange gifts this year to celebrate the winter solstice. What a great idea! And how much fun is it to open a gift a few days before Christmas.
My package arrived early so I have been staring at for the past week as it sits next to my computer. Sitting there, tempting me...but I was strong. My lovely gift was from Monika of Emburr , who has a shop full of gorgeous pottery.

This is what she sent me; an amazing hand quilted bookmark, gorgeous clay buttons with a sunburst and a greeting card with an original drawing by one of Monika's favourite local artists.
Thanks so much Monika!
Happy Solstice Everyone.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

So much fun at the Open House!

Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting in person, two people I met on the Canadian Thread on Etsy. This group of mostly women, and a couple gents, have been a daily connection for me and it was fun to finally now put a face to the name of two more. Shannon from ShannonsIrishBliss generously let us take over her house for the show and indeed we did. There were seven of us displaying our goods. Included in that seven was Wendy from Pook&Thy. If I say it was pleasure to meet them it will sound cliché but it really was a pleasure. What could be better than a relaxed atmosphere, friendly conversations, lots of laughs and the most amazing shortbread cookies by Shannon. Yes, Wendy, (I still like to call you Pook) I liked the cheese you brought as well!!

Here's a couple pictures of us:

Shannon, me and Wendy.

Don't ask me about this one but Wendy made us do it!
Hopefully we can do it again sometime!