Monday, April 27, 2009

friends & stitching...well almost stitching

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival."
- C. S. Lewis

Saturday I spent the entire day at moms with two of our stitchy gal pals, Sally and Susan. Mom and I see them at our LNS when there are sit ‘n stitches and other various needlework showcases. We have all attended local classes together. We have attended classes and events outside of Tennessee like Celebration. We’ve even shared a plane ride to Florida for a class in St. Augustine.

One thing mom and I have never done was spend time with them outside of these endeavors. The four of us have never spent leisure time just being girls and hangin’ out. This past Saturday was a real treat. Usually it’s just me and my mom and that is always A-OKAY because me and mom are friends and we spend a good amount of time together whether on the phone, through email or just together. It’s always just us, but Saturday was different. We got to be a part of a little group of stitching enthusiasts and we had so much fun.

We had lunch which mom and I made. Sally and Susan brought the Diet Cokes and dessert. And mom provided the overwhelming stitching stash galore. Susan and Sally were in awe over my mom’s room. Her entire house is covered in wall-to-wall stitching ~ much like an exhibit. My mom lives out in the woods so that is in itself a breathtaking experience. It’s cozy, quiet, cheery and bright…even when the trees hide the sun. Mom’s house is just a nice place to sit ‘n stitch. Mom’s a great hostess too.

Not a lot of stitching was had because mom has WAY TOO MUCH stuff…well never enough stitching stuff, but if you go to moms you’ll never pick up a needle – at least not for the first few visits. :o) You’ll be pawing through never-ending flowing baskets and bins of stitching stuff. She has everything! Lift a lid to something and inside is a little surprise. It’s just a lot of fun and I think Susan and Sally had a good time. I know we did! We hope to do it again very soon.

Talk soon!


Tanya said...

Glad you had a great time, Julie! I love getting together with stitching friends - good for the soul. Hope you get together with them more.

Tanya :)

Shari said...

how fun!!!!!!!!!!! It is always wonderful to go to the home of another stitcher. So relaxing!! I need to do that one of these days! I miss it!