One of my hardest things to do, while having a family and a busy schedule is to find time to see my friends. I actually feel guilty when I have deadlines and I need to sneak off and do something with friends...But when I do, I get so rejuvenated, I have to ponder, why do I wait so long?
I make so many lovely friends traveling. When I teach and make connections, I make the effort when I travel, if I am back in there city, to say hi, or have dinner...
Julie, is one of the ladies.
Julie was visiting New York, and I was lucky to have time to just sit and chat.
Some of my pals I only see at market or shows... Although Mary, lives four hours from me, she does sneak into NYC here and there. (In fact, I will be teaching there at a retreat at her shop in PA next June) But never enough time to catch up. This past week, she came to NYC with Linda from quilts in the barn, whom I met at the red & white show, a while back.
I left the dinner thinking: That was wonderful, I need to make more time for friends...
It goes to show why quilting is such a neat area to be involved.
Yes, I have men quilter friends, they are awesome also. :-) (but wanted to specifically shout out my women pals, today)
It's been a good, bonding week.
Quilting has given me a wide support group of women, that I had not ever had before. We can come together and talk textiles, and laugh, or come together and cry at a memorial service, over the loss of a friends husband, and just touch base and say, hey.
I'm very grateful for my quilting community.