My hawthorn wish faerie
Do you believe in faeries?
Growing in my Windywillow garden, is a rescued hawthorn tree, which I replanted here 6 years ago. I knew that hawthorns had resident wish-faeries, so one day last year, I went out and tied a green ribbon onto hawthorn's branch, and wished for a better financial situation.
Soon after, I thought it would be fun to make a cross-stitch of my hawthorn tree and his wish-faerie, Elfleda. But on the stitching, I tied a yellow ribbon, symbolising friendship and happiness. I called the stitching "Hawthorn Wish-Fae" and hung it on my wall.
I then became involved in a little Facebook game called Fairyland, where it's easy to chat and become friends with other lovers of faeries. I named my garden "Embroidery", inspired by my stitchings, and my faerie was called Elfleda.
My friends and I made up stories and involved each other in make-believe parties and adventures.
Seemed that my little hawthorn faerie was coming to life.
A little while later, I decided to write and illustrate our story starring Elfleda and my friends' faeries. It's a long ongoing project, which I hope to finish soon.
Here's the first page, finished. And a later page, still in progress, celebrating the winter festival season:
And thus, my wish.. remember my wish of a better financial situation?.. might just become true one day, if I succeed in publishing this book.
Is there truly a wish-tree faerie quietly urging me on? Or is it all a big coincidence? I like to think there are magical powers of nature at work in our world.
Elfleda smiles at me from the highest branches of her hawthorn.
I smile back :)