I played at Oakleaf camp last weekend. A wonderful camp that wears its Paganism on it sleeve, there in full view, for all to see. I love it, and I love the people who go there. It’s always a fantastic gig.

I was unloading my car when a woman called Lin approached me and we had a chat about my blog and she told me that she couldn’t seem to post comments any more. I had thought people were now commenting more on Twitter and Facebook but when I got home I found a conflict in the code of the site that I deleted and tada! Comments came through again.

After our discussion about the blog she looked directly at me and said, “I’ve got something for you.”

She gave me a wrapped object with a note inside:


Your craft of words and music means so much to Gary and me. This is to thank you, using my craft of quilting,



I opened the parcel and was moved to tears by what I saw.

I love what I do, I live for what I do, and when people do this for me I am always stunned that they would take the time to do it. I never expect it, but when it happens it is so lovely.

Here is a photo of us with her gift.

Oakleaf Camp July 2013 001

There have been others over the years who have made me embroideries, pyrography boxes, calligraphy posters and staffs. All are in my music room, on the walls or in prominent places, and this quilt will join them.

I am blessed.