I could use days like this more often
Friday October 17th 2008, 9:10 pm
Filed under: Friends

Wow. What an afternoon!

Before Stitches East last year, I started looking for a website for my old high school; it was our 30th anniversary, and I was curious to see if there might be a reunion, since I was going to be flying East anyway.   Which is part of how, months later, my old classmate and friend Elizabeth and I happened to stumble across each other.

Mel and Kris\'s pottery, Elizabeth\'s cria spun upWho would have thought… She’s now an alpaca farmer in Colorado.  And when I told her how much I have a thing for baby alpaca yarn, she gifted me with these two hanks from one of her babies, complete with a picture of it. Oro’s Cocoa Puff. Cool!

And then!  I got to show the yarn off to Kris and Mel, who fondled it and oohed and aahed: they were in the area for a show at Half Moon Bay, and had phoned and asked if they could drop by.  COULD they??!  Ohmygoodnessyes!

And then they surprised me with this beautiful serving tray they’d made me.  I was already in I-don’t-deserve-this mode.  At least I was able to do something back this time; Kris had forgotten her cane, and I had a spare that worked.  I showed her how the crooked shape of the top of it was good for leaning your chin on from a sitting position to embarrass your teenagers into hurrying up when they’re taking too long shopping.  They guffawed.

My husband came home early from work to get to see them; I served chocolate and mangoes and we all swapped stories and told tales and laughed for several hours till they really had to go. Time to set up their booth over by the ocean.  If you’re going, tell them hi again from me.  And thank you.

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What a wonder thoughtful gift alpaca is so soft and the serving tray is gorgeous:)Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 10.18.08 @ 1:41 am

Sounds like a wonderful time. The yarn and serving tray are gorgeous and Chocolate and Mangos sound like a heavenly combination!

Comment by Allison 10.18.08 @ 8:50 am

What lovely gifts — and it sounds like a perfect visit to go with them all 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 10.18.08 @ 8:53 am

Wow, what lovely gifts. Yarn, tray, and a visit. what more could one ask for?

Comment by Ruth 10.18.08 @ 12:54 pm

What a wonderful gift! Baby alpaca yarn, no less. I can’t think of a more deserving person what with all the gifting you do.

Comment by Joansie 10.18.08 @ 5:30 pm

Another perfect moment. The mangoes were there to share…and they brought a serving plate:)

Nice yarn!!!

And, I am with the above commenter Joansie.

Comment by karin 10.18.08 @ 6:53 pm

Your old friend is an alpaca farmer? how serendipitous!

Comment by Carol 10.19.08 @ 11:16 am

The tray is just gorgeous, and I bet the yarn is heavenly! Thank you for sharing the visit with us. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 10.19.08 @ 7:05 pm

Gorgeous gifts!!

Comment by Channon 10.20.08 @ 7:02 am

That is awesome. Sounds like a great afternoon!

Comment by Alicia 10.22.08 @ 10:28 am

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