Every day, you, my posh knitting friends, continue to surprise me. Sending so many supportive, caring, encouraging messages, through emails, Ravelry posts, and comments on the blog. Every single one, however brief, however much you may feel you’re just repeating what everyone else says, means a great deal to us. We remind each other how lucky we are to have made a successful business out of something that we love, and we are luckier still that as a consequence of that business we’ve made so many lovely friends, all over the world. So many people have to go through problems and bumpy patches alone; we not only have each other, and supportive friends and family in our own community, but we have all of you too, rooting for us, and sending caring messages. It amazes me, and I feel so fortunate.
Today I had two extra treats. Firstly, kind Karen sent me her copy of the Peacock Feathers shawl pattern, which she has gifted to me. So I’m ready for our knitalong, later this year! Karen included a lovely little card too, full of encouraging thoughts. Thank you so much, lovely Karen.
Then a box arrived from Cassie. I’m going to let pictures speak for a moment, because it’s hard to find words to describe how I felt on opening this package….
The box contained (beautifully wrapped, as you can see) a scrumptious skein of Sunshine sock yarn (so soft!), a lovely letter from Cassie, which is going in my treasure box, because it was so sweet and supportive, some photos of her and her gorgeous kids (they have good genes), and most precious of all, this little birdy:
He came from a vintage shop, and has been living with Cassie for a while, and how she could part with him I don’t know, because he is just beautiful. I’ve put him on my bedside table, where I can see him last thing at night and first thing in the morning. To me, he says, don’t lose hope, no matter how much it may rain, the sun will come out in the end, and then we will fly……