It was a most enjoyable and happy event with kind, nice and interesting guests from seven countries: Germany (Eva, Birgit, Dawn, Inbar, Gaby), America (Sheva, Wanda, Elisa, Rachel, Joanne, Alisa, Jill), Israel (Hagar, Vered), Belgium (Sandra), Italy (Anna), Norway (Hilde), and Australia (Penelope).
A very good and positive vibe swept through the whole celebration. Dawn came as Picasso and she and Hagar took a virtual leisure walk together through the old market in Jerusalem and were dreaming about the colors of India. Birgit and Inbar exchanged crochet patterns, and showed us pictures of their beloved dogs, enthusiastically and lovingly telling funny stories about them.
Eva brought snakes and dragons sewn into a quilt, as well as legends from Estonia, and gave us a little reading of the Estonian language in her engaging voice.
Hilde enchanted everyone with narrations of her wonderful gardens and presented muffins, she had baked for us, looking so pretty, and mhmmm, tasting so delicious. Hagar's rolls, sprinkled with sesame, were finished in no time together with Jill's and Avi's yummy oriental kale salad, how fortunate they made a "truckload"! Anna and Sandra had a different ring on each finger, their own artful creations, and everyone went ahhhh and ohhhh about them! Alisa and Sheva talked through the whole event with great excitement about antique Egypt and made every one want to visit the marvelous Tut exhibition. Oh, and who would not like to be able to draw and sketch like Alisa! And talking about showing photos: Anna's Zoe and Elisa's Anni, Sandra's Minou, and Inbar's Red one, Dawn's Black one and Sheva's Mango, and Penelope's Tiggy, wow, the kitties had their own feast!
Jill surprised us with little furniture she made from twigs fallen during a storm from the tree into the snow, they are so lovely, everyone just marveled about them, and of course she made us laugh with her jokes: "Ooooooh, I love a party! Ok, I've got a joke. What does the fish say when he gets trapped in the seaweed?...kelp! kelp! Or how about this one: What do you call the vehicle that comes to take the frogs off of the road...a TOAD truck (heeheeheehee!) Great party, Yael!"
Penelope brought a pincushion and a needle case, lovely pieces, embroidered by her sister. We learned from Gaby what Raku ceramic firing means and she showed us a bit of the process and some of her pretty creations. Wanda's and Rachel's drawings are the dearest things and full of love! Vered got a lot of compliments and much admiration for her wonderful bead jewelery and we all loved Elisa's beautiful and practical bags. Joanne pleased us with her sweet greeting cards created from colorful paper.
The party distracted me in such a good way from some difficult issues I have currently to deal with. Every day
I was curious to see who arrived and what was brought and it always left me with a big smile - okay even a grin sometimes (ja, ja Jill...)!!
Dankeschoen, Thank you, Toda raba, Merci Beaucop, Molte Grazie, Tusen takk, Suur Aitäh, Paldies!!
My friend Aiva arrived at the last hour and brought those colorful "cookies"!!