The weeks since the high tea are a bit of a blur ~ truly they are.
But now that life is getting back to normal you would not believe how long those cloth napkins took to wash, dry & iron but that is another story.
Today I so very much wish to say THANK YOU! to two very dear ladies and these words should have been said many, many days ago.
I never stopped thinking them but never once showed them how much I adore the thoughtful gifts they gave us at the time of the high tea.
Firstly Gina from Patra's Place This dear friend has been in my life now for a couple of years and I mostly think of her as not only a dear friend but a sister too. friendship comes in all shapes and sizes and this friendship while at times we find it hard to catch up our there with our husbands she is always in my thoughts.
Gina and I met firstly on the chat boards of eBay and I loved her comments and idea's. I loved that her passion for collecting embroidery pieces was so strong and it was she who told me I too could show my passion for china at the Melbourne museum's community collections show. We then met up at the "Antiques roadshow" her with just a few of her beautiful Australian embroidery pieces and Rob & I with some of his masonic treasures.
Now I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for a beautiful cross stitch she made for Rob & I and gave me on the day of the high tea it is so beautiful and every stitch she has put on this lovely piece unknown to her shows us (Rob & I) how far our marriage has come.
But Were have the 25 years gone! why wasn't it just yesterday we stood in that huge church with family and friends giving our love forever to each other. 25 years my gosh! there have been many moments when it was a tuff day! and there were many moments when nothing but love and laughter got us through the day but we would not change one moment of all those years and pray our next 25 years are as eventful and happy as the first.....................and for the reminder of what life is all about I thank my dear friend Gina.
There is another dear lady who showed much love on the day of the high tea and a very quick "thank you" was all I could find to show her how much I was thankful for her gift on the day.......but you know I was so pleased to receive such a lovely lot of books because it showed me that while we had never met but had only read each others blogs she already knew me so well.
The cook books are wonderful and the writing note paper and two vintage programs from the Royal Ballet and the Opera are such beautiful gems that while ill I read them over and over again. Gosh Bridget from miss eagle if only I could wear my hair in the styles of the ladies of the opera~ how stunning they look.
I thank you for being in my life and hope that as times goes bye there will be many more times were I will have an opportunity to visit with you and chat about all things important to two ladies of this world. (smiles)
How lucky it is to know I have friends like these.
Blessings to all this Winter Sunday in Australia