Monday, January 21, 2013

mail call

while i was sick, 
the mail still came. 
wireless worked.
a few new goodies arrived
as i was becoming ill
and then during.
some i've written about
some are not yet seen, 
but sophie, and carol, and haystack, and pien
here they are!
 sophie munns sent me a book and a few goodies
that made me dance and shout
 carol showed me some tempting process photos, 
as did aimee
 these are mysterious
but there's even more mystery i can't write about, yet
 a place i want to go to this summer
maybe
and i may have some interesting teaching gigs popping up,
 can't give details till they're worked out.
 and pien rotterdam
someone i "met"
years and years ago as part of the YAHOO papermakers group
evertything was beautifully wrapped
 and her sample book was lovely
really fine papers
the kind that take your breath away
these and so much more 
(you know who you are, i've still got it all confused)
enriched my illness
with caring, and art, and thought, phone calls and interest,
enough so i was able to keep stitching
one     stitch     at     a     time     .
love makes it through the internet
i swear it.

14 comments:

Valerianna said...

Such LOVELY bounty!! ( and I must say... I'm in a moment of coveting a few things!) Get ready for the cold, its a -comin'

or, maybe its already there...

susan bowers said...

I hope rich colour and better health are filling your days. Looking forward to hearing about your teaching plans and the revealing of mysteries!

ronnie said...

ooo treasures! yes lurve travels via the interwebs <3 <3 <3

india flint said...

are you better noo?

neki desu said...

tough cookie you! on the other hand
i sense bigger things for you this year

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, yep, it's acting like january again.
susan, thanks, it's wonderful to feel better
ronnie, we're lucky, i think
india, about 95% healed
neki, i sure have been whining through this bug!

Penny Berens said...

Feel better....those gifts are amazing and would lift my spirits any day. Haystack is on my wish list. I'd love to spend some time there.

Velma Bolyard said...

penny, i was at haystack for p.b.i. it's an amazing place.

Mo Crow said...

that photo of the red against the snow is brilliant Velma & good to hear you are much better!

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, mc, still working on healing!

Gardener in the Distance said...

I really like your first photo, the red ladder reaching out to the black post in the white snow. I hope you are getting more well, and I am cheered to hear your are building your life up.

Roberta said...

I lived in upstate NY for many years and yet have never heard of the Blue Line. What is that?

Sophie Munns said...

if you have to be laid up and awfully unwell then a spot of t.l.c.-in-residence + snail mail is a treat. Thanks for posting your pics and a mention... and the mail in the snow... SO delightful!
100% I hope very soon!
x

Velma Bolyard said...

faisal, i AM healing, thanks, and i like that funny red ladder, too.
roberta, the blue line is the invisible line a legislator drew around the adirondack forest preserve in the 18 somethings...maybe 70's...designating all lands within it "forever wild"
sophie, you are so sweet, the mail sure did help. taking the last antibiotic tonight!

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