Monday, 16 May 2011

walk this way

well, the holidays already seem like a distant memory and my creativity pretty much stopped with the wall painting, nevertheless it's done! But by far the most exciting thing to happen was the arrival of these lovelies in my part of the world, none other than my blogging buddy Patty and her Mr Magpie, I'm under strict instructions NOT to show the pics I took, they're a little camera shy...
we walked and walked and walked and I saw the city of Zürich with fresh eyes, how those two never fell over I just don't know, they were always looking every which way but forward! I saw beauty in things I take for granted and Mr Magpie lived up to his name by demonstrating his ability to spot treasures at fifty paces! We didn't have time to make any art (too busy walking and sampling cheesy delights...) but their wonderful visit inspired my journal page. Under all that paint are tickets, labels, receipts and my found stuff.
Swan lover Patty spotted them everywhere, who would have thought Zürich had so many?! More swans than any of us knew, in the lake, on buildings, swan shaped water fountains, statues, signs and more! I think she found every one and it was only the fact that she had to clear Customs that stopped her taking them all home with her!
Where would Patty be without her tea?! Watch out for her Tea Tuesday posts as the cup (safely covered with bubble wrap!) has seen some miles and sampled the very best of Switzerland!
What a pleasure to meet you both, yay!to Blogland and the lovely friendships it brings!

19 comments:

Jenxo said...

oh how wonderful to catch up with the Magpies ! lovely photos and so nice to see things thru fresh eyes.....

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

How incredible for all of you!!!!
cheers, dana

Jill said...

That is just too fun that you all got together, I agree yay for blogland!

bad penny said...

I bet Patty is lovely. Glad you had a wonderful time togther. I imagine lots of Swiss inspired art will be created by Patty now !

~*~Patty S said...

awwwwww
sniff sniff sniff
missing you and your precious family and your wonderful Switzerland so VERY much Mz M!!!
It was beyond wonderful getting to meet you in person...who knew...blogland IS amazing and you are THE best dear heart...
I'm going to have to have a wee piece of Swiss chocolate to try and cheer myself up now...wait til Mr M reads your precious post
and OH MY...what you've created is absolutely gorgeous too...never enough swans ;)
Meet you at the Tulipan for a cuppa ... sniff sniff
oxoxoxoxo

Joanna said...

How wonderful for you guys to meet up - your pages really show the fun you had.

Linda said...

Well, I am soooooooooo jealous.

Suz said...

This is such a lovely post. I would recognize Mrs. Magpie's shoes anywhere, for I have the same ones. Other than that, it is all a mystery! I can see your visit ib your beautiful art...including the traveling tea cup. Blogland makes me so happy!
Fondly,
Suz

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Patty is such a wonderful blog friend, I love her dearly and I am so glad you all got to meet and visit!
Sounds so lovely. Your collage perfectly captures the moment for us!
Blessings ~ Katie

Lynette (NZ) said...

Very cool page - love those colours, and will be so great to look back on in the future to remind you of such happy times.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Ha! Same "feet" photo as on Patty's post today, only from YOUR point of view! What an amazing time for all of you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw Patty's post today even before I saw yours. What glorious things and beautiful memories you three must have shared. Like Patty, I'm camera shy, too. I can truly understand. I can just imagine how many swans Patty must have seen. And I'm glad to see the bubble-wrapped cup made it safe and sound to spend time with you.

Bill & Lennie said...

I have had a wonderful and most amazing time reading both your blog entry and Patty's entry all about visiting with you in Zurich. Great fun to read both your words and pictures. Patty and her dear husband have been counted as my friends for many, many years here in Virginia and they don't come any better. Now I must add you to my list of people and places to visit on the internet. While I don't have a blog I sure do enjoy the reads. Lennie

Fabric Art said...

Margaret your journal page is gorgeous, love the colors, how fun that you've met Patty in the real life, sounds like you had a nice time together.
Anni

Sanja said...

oh..das ist ja absolut klasse Margaret. Patty is total liebe person und freu mich für euch zwei.

Liebe Grüße an dich meine liebe
Sanja xox

My Arts Desire said...

Linking over from Patty's post! What a delightful post. So fun to read your rendition of your wonderful chance to spend some time together with Mr. & Mrs. Magpie. What a beautiful piece of art you created to memorialize such a fun occasion! Xo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Margaret
How great for you to meet one of your QB5 - Patty is such a sweetie and Mr Magpie sounds like the perfect blogger husband too!!

I just had one of my US blogger friends visit NZ too, Lilla of "Just Lilla" (very talented) she is actually a kiwi and was out here visiting her mother.
But we had an unspoken pact not to show photos either - the internet can be a weird place too......
But all in all it's a great place!!
Shane

Cynthia Eloise said...

it is really awesome when blogging buddies get together. thanks for sharing your visit and zurich.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

How wonderful to meet up with Patty and Mr Magpie!
Fab pics!
Your beautiful pages captured your lovely day!
Jan x