Hello, hello! I wanted to pop in and say - Thank you, thank you ever so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party. Whether you had your own party, or just peeked in, I thank you.
The sharing of wonderful & magical tea parties that so many of you had on your blogs left me speechless. I was so touched to see the inspiring participation. Thank you for going out of your way, and stepping into Wonderland.
It is a very special relationship we have here in the blogosphere. Where so many of us can unite and share what we love. Be our true selves, without boundaries...
I can't wait to share a tiny tea party with you again!
As many of you know, I fell ridiculously ill on Saturday as I was wrapping up my party post. I thought I had the stomach flu. But, I soon realized, I was having a dramatic dance with one of the few unpleasant parts of my life. Vertigo. I get it twice a year or so. I can't believe it visited me during the festivities.
I was trying to figure out what was making me so sick. Believe it or not, I didn't even sample any of the wee cakes I made during the week. Alas, the out of control spinning head made me realize what was visiting me. Thank goodness for my vertigo medication or I would not have been able to make visits.
I tried my very best to visit everyone. If I missed you (which I hope I didn't), please know, it was not intentional at all. I will leave the party list up until the end of this week.
I am still not 100%. I have been a noodle, partaking in things like begging to feel better while in the garden bath...
Which does make me feel so much better. The sun twinkling through the trees while monsoon clouds dance about, pretending they are going to bring rain...
Submerging your head under water, and seeing the blurred trees through bubbles. Listening to your heart actually thump, thump, thump... A garden bath might be my favorite thing in the world. Or close to it ;)
Last night a delightful friend, Miss D, came over and we chatted and cut paper flowers. Technically snowflakes, but we are calling them flowers. We made them into a banner to put up at her house for the 4th of July. She is just so much fun! I even got to have uncombed hair and wear my Little House on the Prairie attire.
Our beau's were rehearsing and when they got back, they were a ball of laughs. My studio table can turn from a square into a giant rectangle. So I extended the leafs and the boys (men) had dinner in the studio. It was so unusual to have my studio full of people chatting and laughing.
It was wonderful. Oh, and everyone modeled a marvelous hat that came in the mail yesterday from one of the sweetest people on earth, who made it herself. It was a hit Miss Cori!!
Today I had residual vertigo, and so I have been doing things in intervals between feeling good and not so good. But I tell ya, by tomorrow, I plan to be back to my normal self. I hope!
I am finishing packaging up prints etc. And then, goood stuff! I can't wait to show ya ;)
Thank you again for sharing yourselves and your whimsy. And, for sharing your lives, your time, your tea parties, and your families too (including furry family members) in many cases. Thank you for a magical Mad Tea Party, 2009. Partying like it was 1865 was a blast because of you!