About a year ago two of my closest friends and I decided that once per month we would have a ‘sewing day’. This would be a day in which each of us in turn would select a project that all of us would make together. I can’t describe in words how enjoyable this has been. I moved an hour away from my friends about three years ago to be closer to my grandkids. I always just assumed I would still be able to visit my friends just like I did before the move. That didn’t happen. Add to that the fact that I got married and those responsibilities started to play a role in my ‘time management’.
But now, I know that at least once per month I can meet up, have some laughs and enjoy creating with two (and now three because we have an ex-Pat who lives in Florida facetimeing with us…how cool is that!) of my BFFs.
This is just a quick post…but I think bottom line, what I’m trying to say is that…don’t lose track of your friends, don’t let life changes cause old acquaintances to be just ‘old acquaintances’. Take it from one who knows.
It is a monthly day that I too look forward to. It’s a day to catch up on everything, to laugh, to eat, to sew, to learn, to sometimes venture “out on the road”. Adding the Facetimer has been absolutely wonderful.
As one of the sewing ladies, it has been a wonderful year of getting together once a month to sew or a road adventure. It rejuvenates your spirit to keep going even if you’ve sewn up a project that looks like a 2 year old made it. Your friends will still keep encouraging you to sew on and gives you advice on what to do better next time. Nothing greater than bouncing ideas off of creative friends.
Thank you sewing buddies! Until next month.