Wednesday, January 03, 2007

like gravitates to like


maybe it's
my age
but it's still
a little strange
for me
to meet up
with people
i have
only ever
emailed with
or
read their blogs.
but yet...

i have had
such wonderful
experience
with
meeting other bloggers
and have
found that
{as many of you have}
like gravitates to like.

and so
it was
i met
ashley
and
we spent the day
chatting over
macaroni and cheese
and
tea.
we had plans to
go out and shop
but
the hours
just happily
slipped away
as we chatted
and then
suddenly it
was time
to go.

there was
one moment
when the afternoon
sunlight
was casting
a slight
greenish light
onto ashley
as she stood
in the doorway
when i wanted
to take a picture
but i was still
a little too shy.

she showered
me with prizes
including
one of her
fabulous scarves

{better photo here}
to match
this outfit
and
there was more:

[look here]

thank you
so much
ashley-
you spoil me!

ashley has
a gentleness
about her...
a deep thoughtfulness
and sincerity.
she is as sharp
as she is
creative
and
beautiful...
and of course
her sweetie
(pictured above)
was
just as
wonderful...
how could
i not like
a guy
who will make
a silly face
for my camera?

i can't wait
to see them
again in
february!

. . . .

more thank yous...

if you don't
know
gracia
and
louise,
then you
have missed
gems
in the blogger world.

i am honored
to be their
blogger chum
and received
these
amazing
items


in the mail
for the holidays.

thank you
so so much
gracia and louise!

and
what
a treat to
get a holiday
card
from shash!

who you
all already
know i adore.
she has,
hands down,
the coolest
name for a cat
pinky leon.
i don't know
why i love it
but i do!

thank you
shash
and
pinky leon!

. . . . .

and
thank yous
to
all of you
who have
commented
on my blog
and emailed
throughout
this past year.
i really do
cherish
every word.

. . . . .

i'll leave you
with a little
collage
i did this morning
waiting for
the post office
to open.

10 comments:

Shari said...

hi gwen,
"like gravitates to like". yes, indeed. love your photos. silly faces are the best. i think blogger meetups are so cool. still hoping to visit you soon and go museum hopping and tea drinking. hugs, shari

Eero said...

Lucky you, to meet fab blogger folk out there in the world! One of my 2007 wishes is to make some new friends.....hopefully so I can drag them out skiing with me....seriously....

lisa s said...

oh that scarf is so YOU! :)
i'm sad that i can't see you more often as i read about your visit w/ ash, but.....

i think we do really need to organize a convention!

julie said...

oh im so jealous of you guys that can meet....i would love to meet you (i would be more shy ;))
Enjoy your treats and i love your collage with 'found' treasures...
i have missed seeing your work...more..:) xxx

ashb said...

Oh! my what a post..........I'm blushing...........thank you sweet friend for all your kind words about me :)
and the next time your inspired to take a photo of me, just ask, I will let you! but I understand your shyness at that point.
I'm so glad we got to meet and I actually forgot a little treat in your x-mas package that need to send out!

oooh I'm just beaming from this post!

big hugs to you from me!
ashb

Carson said...

Nor..
that's nice

cruststation said...

Thank you for sharing, the scarf is so cute and matches your top perfectly. How lovely for you to be able to meet blog friends and get on so well! I love your new collage it's gorgeous!! Take care.

erin scissorhands said...

great gifts!

blogger meet ups sound so fun- i wish i lived closer to some bloggers!

have a great new year!

melissa f. said...

yes, it is so good when time goes like that! it just fills up. we are so much more than these blogs and when we get to fill time with eachother it becomes so clear that way...

anne said...

hi gwen!
love the top polaroid! and love reading your blog too :) so much goodness all around in presents and visits! glad you had such a good time with ash.
cheers, anne