“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as it is, as the confidence of their help.”
If you read my posts consistently, you may have discerned through the lines that I have been adrift creatively. With no shows, no Macaroni Kid interaction and being pretty secluded, my creative spirit has sadly, not been nurtured. It needs constant nurturing and interaction with other creatives to flourish. That sounds so selfish when I reread it, but it is true. There is nothing as wonderful as being with people to share and exchange ideas.
One of THE most creative, yet humble, yet giving people in this category is my friend Toni Ritchey-Ridella. How did we meet? I think I saw her name in a FB group about fiber dyeing and then she put on a dyeing workshop where Natalie Redding was the guest and teacher. From there, our friendship grew and I became involved in her Raggz Fiber Affair. Here we are way back on 2017. Toni’s in the middle to the right of Natalie.
Here are a few pictures of a few of my items. Denise! The socks were a hit! I’ll be dyeing up more colors this week and sending them your way. Hope you are still excited about our partnership!
Here’s an article about Raggz:
Looking for classes? @RaspberryHillAlpacas has a variety. She specializes in felting.
So I came home, thanks to being with such creative people for just that small sliver of time, renewed and refreshed and ready to get to work-which is actually play!
I just need to add one more thing. I’ve never had legions of friends-I’ve never had that sorority state of mind. I’m more of an orbiting planet kind of friend, traveling around alone and miraculously bumping into people along the way who, through like interests, or circumstances I meet. It’s those friends I treasure, because I know that God put us together for some reason. I know that the confidence of my friends’ help is always there and I hope to be that friend to you as well.
To my friends Rick and Barb, thanks for coming to keep me company and help me tear down. THAT what such a huge help. Here’s Rick, chatting with the ladies about fabric. He can talk about anything and everything and is an artist at heart!
Here are the workers. We’ll be shearing the first week of May. That’ll be here before you know it!
I didn’t make reservations for church this AM-I don’t know if I mentioned, but Jay was diagnosed with Covid for the second time since December. I have tested negative throughout. Must be all of my vitamins! But, he finally got the all clear this week and that is why he could help me set up. We wore masks and were careful. We are scheduled for our first vaccinations this week. I wasn’t sure how he’d feel by the time we needed to make reservations so for now, church is online for us. Maybe we’ll “see” you there!
In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.
Have a blessed day!