There's nothing like a for-no-good-reason present, especially when it comes in the mail from across the pond. This delightful gift came from my friend Simmy. I owe her a lot of gratitude, not only for this box of happiness, but also because it was she who opened the world of blogging to me. I didn't even know such a thing existed. I just happened to be doing an internet search for wool roving and was serendiptously led to her blog, Echoes of a Dream. Simmy is an amazing fibre artist, and I was lucky enough to purchase some gorgeous plant-dyed wool from her.
I don't remember how we started emailing each other. I do recall telling her that I always wanted to leave a comment on her site, but didn't know that I was allowed, as I didn't have a blog of my own. "Not allowed? Don't be a goose. Of course you can." Being called a goose made me want to know her all the more - I'm quirky like that. One thing led to another, and eventually our families got to meet face to face. What fun that was! Simmy no longer keeps a blog (boo!) but she was the one who encouraged me to start one. I never thought I would. Yet a couple of years later, here we are. Simmy, thank you for everything. I love these mugs. Come visit so we can have some tea together.