Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ta, or For no good reason

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.

11 comments:

emily wierenga said...

i love, love, love gifts for no reason. they speak such heart to me. i'm so glad you got one, dear jodi. xo

Simmy said...

I am SO glad that they got to you in one piece. Now I can breathe a sigh of relief. Pleased that you like them - I knew you would as soon as I saw them!

Thanks awfully for blogging about me and all the nice things you said - I'm chuffed. Wasn't it amazing how we got to know each other and then ended up coming to stay - we were so lucky. Those two summers were the best holidays we've had - we still talk about them.

Lots of love to you all - and hope to see you again soon. xxxx Simmy

Kim Hyland said...

What a delightful, colorful gift and picture! Thanks for sharing it. It makes me want to go gather up some happy gifts and send them to a friend!

Nancy said...

And thanks to Simmy's encouragement, we've all gotten to know you. Thanks, Simmy!

Leslie said...

I'm a great believer in gifts for-no-good-reason. Especially if they come from people who use words and phrases like "chuffed" and "don't be a goose."

So glad Simmy got you started! You're a bright spot in my days : )

Rachel said...

You are the woman who loves color and you bring it into others lives well! What colorful fun mugs, a perfect gift! Glad you started blogging!

Rayanne said...

How sweet! I love what Racheal said
"You are the woman who loves color and you bring it into others lives well!" so true.
Great little story, so glad you found Simmy and blogging!
BTW..I anwsered your question on my post for you.

Val said...

Thanks to Simmy from us too or we'd never have (virtually..lol) met either

Ostriches Look Funny said...

I'm so glad you have a blog. SO glad.

Jodi said...

JoANN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely story (my aunt calls me a silly goose sometimes) and a great way to start blogging. Friends are amazing, especially the ones that seem to know the right thing to do at the right time.

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