Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 9:03 AM | Posted by mARTa
fountain pen, noodler's ink on 90#HP Fabriano artistico wc paper
My friend Clara is one of those loving and giving souls who are just a lot of fun to be with. Although she lives close by we don't see each other as often as we should or would like to. She has a beautiful historic home here in town which is a lot of fun to meander through and explore. Around every corner you find something you haven't seen before and it's always so much fun to 'discover' at her home. And it is a home because you are always made to feel welcome and feel you can just curl up and pretend that it's "your" house!!!
Last Christmas Clara hosted our Quilting Group's Christmas Potluck. A group of about 40 of us gather for the evening to enjoy a good visit and to eat! We exchange gifts and begin planning our next quilt camp weekends for the coming year. This year Dianne is hosting the party at her beautiful home....but alas, there will be no skinny dipping in the hot tub as the pool is not quite finished yet.
Last year Clara had picked my name for the gift exchange. I was showered with several wonderful gifts like a super soft sheepskin throw which sits draped across the bed. It is referred to as 'the sex blanket' (no explanation needed). Among the goodies was this very classy cup and saucer which I keep in my china hutch and bring out when I want to sit and enjoy a nice cup of tea. I smile when I think of how wonderful it is to have so many good friends, Clara among them.
Clara's cup altered on adobe photoshop: fresco filter