I am so touched at all the encouragement and support and sheer goodwill beaming at me from my blogging community right now – thank you!  We have come on a journey together, each of us sitting at home (or in a coffee shop) but putting ourselves out there, finding common interests or kindred spirits or both, pushing forwards, falling back but always trying to find the sweet spot of honesty without blurting, kindness without gushing, and at the bottom of it all: discernment.  Every post and every pin.

brown ribbon, brown ink

Where I come from ‘touched’ has a second meaning, one with an edge.  There has been such a whirl recently that at one point I sat down to address envelopes – I enjoy doing this by hand, with a fountain pen and my own affectation, sepia ink – and I couldn’t remember how to write.  A pot of tea, Walt Whitman and a darkened room later I was more collected, but is certainly a reminder to do more yoga.

We have been sorting and scanning our photos recently and Stefan sent me this gem: I had finished my finals, we had been dating for a week and that afternoon I left Sydney for America – we are in my parent’s garden and the blue Pacific behind us is the same that I now sit beside a world away.  Somehow it confirms that life moves so fast ~

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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12 Responses to Touched

  1. I love that picture of you two, and all of the posts, tweets, and FB links are well deserved! What goes around, comes around…both oceans and success!


  2. Look at you! WOWZA!

    Continuing to vote each day for you.

  3. Miranda says:

    You have the kind of beauty that endures through the years. I found your blog awhile back, googling for bolts of linen. (I sew for fun, clothes and what-nots for myself, family & friends). And then saw you on Vignette Designs yesterday and spent last night looking through your blog and website. I really enjoyed your writing. You can be so very droll :) love it!
    Looking forward to your next post.
    SF Bay Area

  4. So cute! You are so deserving of all of the good wishes you receive, and I wish you the best of luck! Love that picture as well.

  5. Loi Thai says:

    I love that photo, Tricia. So beautiful and such joie de vivre. I am voting….doing it next.

  6. brismod says:

    Beautiful photograph! Oh to have that skin elasticity again! xx

  7. humbird says:

    Hello, I found you via ‘peanut on the table’. I enjoy your your lovely blog very much and adore your beautiful natural linens. Would love to buy some bed linen one day. I can only imagine how wonderful it must feel to wake up cocooned in it. Sigh :)

    I have voted too!

  8. stitchfork says:

    Gorgeous then, and gorgeous now!
    And hey, check out that classic camera Stefan is holding!
    xo Cathy

  9. jayne hewison textile designer says:

    What a wonderful photograph, you both look so happy. I agree totally with your comments. jayne x

  10. Nancy Vande Guchte says:

    Love this picture…have been following your blog for awhile now, love it, would love to live where you do…thank you for letting us “Peek” in at your cottage…:). I am voting, and hoping someday to buy some of your wonderful linen….

  11. tammy says:

    i will try so hard not to gush!
    fortunate for us that you became a real person instead of
    another famously beautiful actress!! because then you
    wouldn’t probably have such a friendly neighborly like blog. you’d be aloof and guarding your privacy! lol!
    i have been voting! here’s one more exclamation point !
    bear hug to you dear heart,
    tammy j

  12. PP says:

    I too have forgotten how to write – my pen touches the paper and a long loopy line emanates, but somehow I have forgotten how to form the letters! I put it down to too much computing. Though for sepia ink (I don’t think it an affectation – more of an inspiration) and my old Mont Blanc languishing in a drawer somewhere, I could be persuaded to try harder and oftener…

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