Monday, March 30, 2009

Reflections on She's CrafTEA! party

In the last few years, I've become deeply aware of how much creativity is necessary for me to be happy. Without it I would survive, but I wouldn't be my best, happiest self. The She's Craftea! TM party nurtured me. I was surrounded by a brew of creative spirit, passion, compassion, friendship and celebration!

Thank you to every woman who came to this party - either in person or in spirit! And thanks to the DH (dear hubby) who helped me prepare for the party, and found things to do away from home all day. :-)

So many memories and special moments...just one right after another right after another. Here are a few wordsnaps of the day:
  • The sweet taste of air-popped popcorn
  • Her strength and radiance, coming in from a bike commute in the rain
  • Pieces of a secret project
  • New friends, old friends, found again friends
  • Yellow daffodils, flickering yellow beeswax candles
  • Blue and white and cream china
  • Red zinger and cranberry tea punch
  • Ice Wine and Coconut Pouchong teas
  • Yummy foods - including vegan options
  • A collage art card
  • Tulips
  • Berries and homemade soaps
  • Lambic
  • Laughter and tears
  • Sewing purses, cutting quilt pieces, refashioning clothing, turning handles, knitting slippers, beading, sharing conversation, listening, singing, reading poetry
  • Amazing cupcakes
  • This poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, an amazing poem of sisterhood
  • Summertime from Porgy and Bess and the Rivers of Babylon, sung by beautiful voices!


Allison said...

Steph, this sounds so nice. I wish I could have been there to share in the cozy glow that is girl bonding over meaningful things! :)

sweetcakes said...

It was a lovely afternoon of friendship and crafting.

My hightlights were the poem read by Amy and Summertime sung by Amanda. Oh, and the food was delish too!

Melanie said...

Mmmm.... I love your coconut pouchong tea!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how refreshing it can be to spend some time with our girlfriends? I am so glad that you had such a successful party! I know each one of the ladies who attended are thankful for their time at the party. Your pictures from the party are beautiful, too.

Steph said...

I wish those of you far away could have been here, too!

Angela McRae said...

I am totally a kindred spirit on the "creativity" front. If I don't have *something* creative going on, whether it's a new themed issue we're working on at the office or a new crafts project at home (preferably both), I get cranky!

parTea lady said...

Sounds like you had a great party. So much beauty and creativiTEA was shared. Thanks.

VeeTea said...

Mmm, lambic...

Marilyn Miller said...

Summertime from Porgy and Bess is one of my favorites. Yes, I can really understand you need to be creative. I also don't feel completely satisfied or happy unless I am creating. I loved hearing about your special day. How wonderful to have a day for tea and creativity.

Anna said...

I soooo wish that I could have joined you! Next time, for sure! Did you finish your sock monkey? I pulled out a pair of socks to play with today, but that's as far as I got. :) Baby steps...