ED - I'm leaving this open until Wednesday night! (21st), lol, and I'm loving the comments!!
Well I just noticed that we now have over 500 folks in our wee Forum!!! AND yesterday's post was the 500th on my blog and in Blog Land that means it's time for some candy!!!
So just for fun, I'm going to give a little parcel of stampy goodies, (and maybe a Co-ordinating Die template???) from the store to a random commenter on this post!! I want to know which of the latest goodies from Spellbinders you are most looking forward to getting your mitts on!! lol!! I have my eye on the Labels 14 that Debbie Olson kicked it all off with HERE.
You do know they've been having a Blog Frezy, the eye candy has been so good it's almost unbearable!! Check it all out HERE! and then come back and tell me what you likey likey!!
Yep, your prize will be a stamp set or two plus a matching Die set!! I will chat to the individual who wins to make sure they get something that they don't already have!!! - Right off you go and show Spellbinders some love!!
Waltzingmouse Stamps is getting a new store!! It might even be ready this week! I cannot wait to show you ladies, it is lovely! Keep an eye on the old blog for more deets!
What are the chances that you'd run into town to go to the bank and bump into an old friend that you haven't seen in years? 16 years to be exact. Yep, we scrambled into the bank first thing this morning, barely dressed in threadbare house cleaning attire, before breakfast, not a hair in the house brushed, badminton fee emergency.
We'd promised ourselves a leisurely pancake breakfast upon our return while we really got ourselves together for the day. And there she was, a friend from College who went on to great things, in faraway places. In my little old town where (thankfully, it must be said) not very much goes on.
She was from the South of Ireland and we were quite good buddies for the few years we were at Uni, and then we moved on, as you do, quite rightly so. I was pleased to see her looking so well. I believe I used the word 'glowing'.
She hasn't married but is happily partnered, no wee folk, great big house at A, second pad at B. I was genuinely delighted at her success and then the chat turned to myself, "Oh yes, having a ball, 3 of a family, got a cracking little Stamp company, designing...making...fabulous Design Team, product partners with a hugely popular crafting company, so happy..." As I'm waffling, I'm following her eyes up and down my person, taking in the smaller folk, the wrinkled linen, overstuffed handbag and I'm noticing a sympathetic smile trying to hide itself on her lips.
It's not until I'm walking away that I realize she doesn't believe me...and I know she doesn't believe me because with a thunderclap of epiphanic remembrance I picture the very last time I was talking to her, I have a very good memory of it, we were in a cafe in Belfast 16 years ago and I'm wearing the same blasted shirt.