Saturday, 7 June 2014

Friday Sewing With Friends...

I'm excited...can you see my Happy Grin?! I'll get to the 'why' shortly...
Thank You to our gorgeous Hostess Cheryll for yet another very enjoyable Friday Night With Friends. The lists of ladies who joined in can be found here - do go blog-hopping, there is so much wonderful creating going on!
Our Friday evenings are now mostly consumed with being at soccer for mr14, so I do my sewing during the day... I had some time at home in the afternoon, so was able to get some great progress made on the backing for my greens & purples Birthday FQ's Quilt... it's almost done now...! I won't bore you with pics, but will share the finished backing when it's done...

Now to my morning... that's the reason for the Happy Grin...
Let me set the scene here... my friends don't sew, or stitch, or even ask me anything about it... as much as I totally love my sewing & stitching (& those friends!), it does often feel like a lonely pursuit... so I thank goodness that I took the plunge & got into the online community a few years ago.
But there is something to be said about being able to share all of this face-to-face with ladies who have similar interests, isn't there?

Last weekend while I was in the shop looking for border fabrics for my quilt, I got chatting to two ladies who each told me about the groups they belong to for their patchwork & quilting...
 Really?! What were the odds?! TWO people in the same place at the same time, telling me about their groups! Music to my ears, I tell you!!
So yesterday I took myself along to Pinjarra Patchwork & Quilters... & met up again with one of the ladies Sue... who introduced me to the ladies there... I confess to feeling a little nervous, but the ladies quelled that quickly with their very warm welcome, friendly conversation & many laughs.
The group uses what was a school building (many many moons ago)... beautiful location & so very well set up for their purposes...
What a very enjoyable couple of hours I had there... I did get a few stitches done... but mostly just sat & basked in the joy of being with other people of similar interests!
 I'm really hoping that yesterday was the beginning of me finding a place to make new friends & share my interests with like-minded ladies... so guess where you'll find me next Friday?!

Thanks for hosting FNWF Cheryll... I'm happy to say that indeed I was sewing with friends!

31 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

It is nice meeting people with similar interests, lovely stitching!

CathyC said...

it's so nice to spend time with like minded people :) even better when it is face to face :)

debbie said...

That is great news. Enjoy! xx debbie

sunny said...

I'm so happy for you! I belong to a Guild and a quilt club, but they're more about meetings with Show 'n Tell than sewing together. Here's to making new friends.

Lisa V said...

I met the Pinjarra ladies when I was down that way in February. They were so lovely and the building and rooms in there are a visual feast for quilt lovers.
I left feeling like I wanted to move down there just to spend sewing days with them. It was a great experience.

Raewyn said...

That is wonderful, Anthea. I hope you have many happy hours with your new friends. Quilting can be such a social activity and best shared with others, online or in person :-)

barb's creations said...

Wonderful to hear you've fond some friends you can stitch with close to you, enjoy! :) Barb.

Cath said...

I know exactly what you mean Anthea, I have the same dilemma with my non-quilty friends although I do belong to two quilting groups and enjoy their company on 2 days of the week. I do so love my online group of similar minded friends as well.

Helen said...

Oh how wonderful to meet new friends with the same interests.:)

Kim said...

That is so great Anthea. It so nice to be able to share your projects with others that know how much work goes into them.

Susan said...

OH I do so hope this works for you - I love my sewing groups - all different for different reasons but I can imagine bot having that would reduce your fun a lot!

Michelle Ridgway said...

How wonderful for you. There is nothing nicer and often so inspiring being with like minded people. Have fun xx

marina said...

how wonderful Anthea, sounds like you have found your 'tribe'
cute stitchery..

shez said...

Oh Anthea that's awesome news,and it will be so much fun for you,glad you had a great Friday.xx

gracie said...

Always fun to get together with others to share and stitch. Glad you found them.

gracie said...

Always fun to get together with others to share and stitch. Glad you found them.

Noela said...

Sewing with friends is so much better than by yourself. Glad you found a group to go to. Hugs.....

KimM said...

I agree - this on line community is so awesome. I'm so glad I took the pl;urge over a year ago - I've made so many dear friends. You all have enriched my life.
xxx

Lyn said...

That's fantastic..and they sound so welcoming too..no wonder you have the happy face there..have fun again on Friday

retdairyqueen said...

Wonderful that you met up with those lovely ladies by chance and I trust you will spend many happy hours in their company

Narelle said...

One of those chance meetings that was meant to be :o)
Enjoy!

Sandra said...

Sounds like you had a perfect time

Sharyn T said...

Lovely to find a welcoming group of like minded people. Continued enjoyment Anthea. Sharyn:)

Fiona said...

I love my sewing group friends... it is wonderful to chat about our passions and enjoy them together...
Hugz

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

You will be off on retreat with them before you know it.

Happy days.
Bev.

Josie said...

Oh Anthea... I'm thrilled to bits that you found a group of like minded women to spend 'real' time with. I can just imagine you grinning till your face hurt. Hope we get to see photo's once you are settled in! Have fun...

Kaisievic said...

That is so wonderful about the quilt group - I am so pleased for you.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Sounds like a lovely Friday. It's great to meet with others and share tips, show and tell and just talk :).

Maria said...

Oh I am sew pleased you went along to the Pinjarra Quilting Group. they are such nice ladies.. You will love going along all time ....Say hello from me...

Jindi's Cottage said...

How lovely you have found a stitchy group to hang out with...enjoy, it's the best way to spend some hours...

Lin said...

So glad you have met up with some quilters - it's good to loose yourself for a couple of hours in stitching talk! xx

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