So, I've been doing a bit of homework and web-surfing and it turns out that I could set up a basic portable blade forge rather easily ... would cost less than $200 for all the necessary materials plus some elbow grease to get it all put together and ready to run. A more permanent construction would be a bit more expensive but still readily doable ... and, to be honest, my preference.
This is becoming less of a "wouldn't it be nice if" prospect and more of a "I could actually do this ?!?" one.
And all the while that mental image of magically worked and empowered wire melting into a red hot piece of metal refuses to leave my mind ... the question that generated the image remains as well. What effect would it have if ... ?
That along with the memory of a cloud I spotted on the drive back from Merritt ... I was very grateful to have Kara in the car with me, as I didn't opt to stop and take a photo and this cloud formation was almost as perfect an upright almost heraldic dragon, complete with smoke curls coming out of it's mouth, as I have ever seen. I made a point of pointing it out to Kara so that I might have corroboration as to what I thought it looked like and a witness that I'd seen it at all.
The right property would end up being key, as I would need to have enough space for a proper tool shop with room to work in. A nice big garage or car port would work ... or even a yard large enough to put a workshop up in and still have enough space for gardening.
It seems to me that my crafts are coming too easily for it to simply be a matter of coincidence ... which I do not believe in anyhow. I suspect that I'm being prodded again ... might be interesting to follow up on and see what my Lady Brìd has in mind.
The Bean Tighe (pronounced ban tig) is a helpful spirit that is likely one of the inspirations for the "fairy godmother" type donor/patron from faerie and folk tales. She is the one who makes it possible for others to achieve their potential ... whether it be helping with the maintenance of one's home, one's finances, or the ability to make one's dreams come true.