“It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” AnonymousMy heart is so full that I'm spreading it around.Such a bond was formed with these funky divas last summer, that we continue to exchange thoughts and notes and cards . . . even outings!You may have seen the story about our "Blogstock" weekend in the Spring issue of Artful Blogging. We were pretty tickled with that.And how could I ever post about matters of the heart without mentioning my sweet friend, Nina Bagley?You may have noticed that Nina's work has taken on a somewhat different look of late. Leather and lace. Soft, ecru and cream colors that make me think of my grandmother's tatting and lace.She also posted a photo of a heart stone that had been mended last fall. I was so moved by the image that I contacted Nina and asked if she could make a necklace for me incorporating one of my heart stones. I knew that she doesn't normally do that, but . . . . . . she said she would! It will take a while, she said. Not likely before Christmas.
No worries, I said. Whenever.Christmas morning, I opened the smallest gift from J, and there it was. I cried. I was so surprised!