Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Tea with Lucy.

Hello from Magpieheaven! It feels like ages since I last blogged! Life has been hectic here in the Magpies' Nest with visitors to entertain and tutoring to be done - not to mention all the catching up on projects I've had to do - still not sure when I'm going to fit in the housework! Yesterday, though, I took time out to meet up with a lovely crafting friend, Lucy Edmondson of 'True Colours'. We first met at Ally Pally last September. Yesterday we met in Richmond mid-morning and spent the day together, laughing, drinking tea and coffee and - you'll no doubt be surprised to hear - talking! I really thought my eyes were playing tricks when Lucy checked on the time and it was 4.00pm! There wasn't a moment to spare to take any photos, but what I have photographed are the beautiful gifts Lucy gave me! I was so moved by her generosity. I hope I have done justice to these gorgeous things.
 Isn't that the loveliest shape? The flowers are a fabulous texture too and I loved the effect of the centres! I was lost for words as I opened it - very unusual for me - as Lucy was probably beginning to discover - if she hadn't worked that out already, of course! I hope she realized how much I loved it!
Just look at the treasures inside! One thing I never seem to have enough of are embellishments. Lucy made this exquisite little cherub and the flowers and charms are fabulous!
I can't wait to use them!
But loveliest of all, Lucy very generously gave me her artwork for Crafty Individuals Fine Romance Challenge! I shall really treasure this!
Those flowers are incredible and the crackle is stunning! If only you could see the Mica in real life!
I can't wait to create something especially for Lucy now to say a big 'Thank You' for her friendship.
Thank you too for stopping by Magpieheaven today. April 4th will see the very first anniversary of my blog and I have to say that entering the wonderful world of Craft Blogging has opened my eyes to so much beauty all around me and introduced me to so many amazing, talented and generous new friends. Thank you so much, Lucy and Crafty Bloggers all!


  1. What lovely treasures. How kind of Lucy. What a compliment Julie Ann. Sounds like a fabulous day! X

  2. wow what a lovely day you had!! and what beautiful gifts! can't wait to see what you do with all those lovely treasures xxx

  3. sounds like you had a great day!!!

  4. Sounds like you both had a lovely day Julie Ann! Wonderful gifts from Lucy, I have a few pieces of her beautiful art too.
    Alison xxx

  5. Wonderful gifts! Glad you both enjoyed your day.

  6. Glad you both had a great day xxx

  7. Hello Miss Julie Ann, I've missed you, I'm really happy you had a wonderful day with Lucy and her gifts are gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with them, her art work is amazing, and your right the crackling is superb, all that sparkle must have had you eyes all googly, I will love forward to what you create with some love for her. Only one year, it's been a pleasure to witness all you have accomplished, you should be very proud, all the Magpie Parliament is, have a wonderful day. ((( BIG HUGS )))...

  8. Sounds a fantastic day for you both. Same when Debs and i met up, time flew and can't wait to meet up again.

    You both make beautiful ArT and it is always a huge thing to receive something created with Love. Thank you for sharing your meet up, such an enjoyable post.

    Congrats for your First Blogaversary on April 4th 2014, seems like you have been blogging for so much longer, you have a wonderful gift and we get to share, works beautifully:-) xxx

  9. Such a great time you had with lucy, sounds like a lovely day Julie Anne! And you made the gorgeous panel, How happy you were!. xx

  10. It was a real red letter day. I'm so glad you joined the blogging world and that I've got to know you,

    Lucy x

  11. Your gifts from Lucy are beautiful. Love the flowers on the heart shaped box! I totally agree with you on the wonderful people you get to meet through blogging and crafting and you are one of them Julie Ann!

    Lesley Xx

  12. Oh wow those gifts are stunning especially the artwork, I must pop on over and comment as this is absolutely gorgeous. Bet you had an amazing day, how lovely it must have been to meet up. Hugs Kezzy :-) xxxxx

  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with Lucy, and what beautiful gifts. So glad you came to live with us in Craftyblogland - it's wonderful having you here!
    Alison xx


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