Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A new friend!

Not a lot of quilting news to share.  I received a squishy package from a Christmas fabric swap partner.  Not only did she send fabric, but also CHOCOLATE (can you tell that half the bag is missing already?) and a wonderful pair of scissors with a holder.  Thanks, Leslie!!

But I didn't sew at all this weekend.  Instead, I went on a 23-hour date with my husband!  He somehow got a free night at a hotel in a town about 30 minutes from here, so we invited another family to come kid/pet/housesit for us, and the two of us went to dinner and a movie, spent the night in a fabulous hotel, slept in, and then went to brunch.  I think it's so important to spend time as a couple and remember what it is we love about each other when the kids are out of the equation.  Contrary to my boys' belief (they cry if we even suggest that one day they will have to move out!), one day, it will just be the two of us in the house, and we certainly don't want to be strangers.

Speaking of strangers, a couple months ago I met a woman at the library and her three boys.  She had recently moved here from New Hampshire (another Yankee!) and her boys were looking for a cub scout pack (I was wearing my Den Leader uniform after our meeting).  We chatted and I gave her my number, but I never heard from her again. 

Fast forward to today:  I met her at the library again today (both of our oldest sons are in the local Guys Read bookclub), and we talked a bit.  She noticed that I had some quilting magazines in front of me, and she's a quilter, too!!!  Add to that the fact that we are (practically) the same age, and that she has/had a crafty blog (http://earthycraftymommy.blogspot.com/ although she hasn't posted in a while), and I am SO EXCITED to be making a new friend with so much in common with me!!  (are you reading this Michelle?  Hi!!  We'll have to invite you and the boys over so they can play and we can play with FABRIC!)


jan said...

That is great you have made a new friend, I am so jealous of you Michelle, you are so lucky to have Erin as a friend. I am GREEN with envy. I am across the Pond, the BIG pond.

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the way those things work! Two of the ladies in the School quilt group said they were readers of my blog before coming to Japan(they aren't my age though, those people are retiring and leaving Japan)

Shay said...

Meeting quilty friends in RL is a joy isnt it?

Glad you got some quality time with Mr. Patchwork. We all need that when we have kids !

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Glad you were able to get away with your husband. Even though we don't have kids at home anymore, it's still nice when hubby and I have a weekend away.
Sounds as though your friendship with the new friend is ready made :)