As the dust begins to settle on our 2nd Practical Magic blog party I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you.....everyone that participated and created absolutely amazing posts (and all of you did no matter how small or big) and also to many of you that just stopped by to take a look and left me your lovely words.
Some of you seem to have much faster brooms than I do and zipped through the entire list through the weekend. I'm afraid mine isn't exactly the fastest model so I'm still making my way down the list. I'm up to the "Js" now and I will come and visit everyone of you. I go through both the comment section and the sidebar list to make sure I don't miss anyone. So don't put all your margaritas away yet. I'm on my way. I also want to say thank you for the lovely comments on my post here. They all make me smile.
This party has been a labor of love for me and if there is enough interest again I'd love to make it an annual event to kick of Fall. On that note I'd like to add that I was gifted several amazing things during our party last Saturday. The first is that I found, quite accidentally, my original long lost paperback copy of what else...Practical Magic!. It's been missing for years and last year I even checked one out from the library just to reference it for the party. Serendipity perhaps?
Two, we have had a yucky heatwave all week long with temps getting up to 100 midweek. I was doing all my party prep during the heat and it took lots of effort for me to imagine a cool Autumn day with the Aunts. But Saturday, the day of our party, I woke up to grey clouds, a bit of a chill and big gusts of wind rattling my chimney. It felt and looked like Fall and I was over the moon. So thank you to all of you that sent it my way :)
And last, I stepped out for just a bit at the end of the night just before
sitting down flying away to make my visits. In my grocery store I was greeted with non other than the first pumpkins of the season. Wondrous, round, fat, orange moons rolling this way and that, and of course I just had to get a baby one.
There you have it. My delightful and practically magical Autumn gifts. Between those and all the amazing parties and warm comments I received I was a very happy witch. And that means so much to me as this has been a particularly challenging week for me personally in ways I won't get into, but this place and all of you have been my sanctuary. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I have lots to catch up on including a post with pictures of the most fabulous matchbox and goodies I received from my partner Lynn for the Halloween matchbox swap at Vintage Dragonfly. Love it!! I can also finally share the one I made for her. My tin is ready to go out, goodness it's been ready for a while and I don't know why I didn't just mail it, but it's on its way Marti!
So back I go to visit a few more of you.
Thank you so much again and have a beautiful first week of Fall.
Oh...I had several people sign up for next month's Witches Tea Party over the weekend. I tried to add all of them to the list as I got them but with all the margaritas and zooming around I just hope I didn't miss one or two. So if you signed up and you don't see your name up there email me and let me know ♥