Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Odds and Ends

. . . Whew! They're all assembled, wrapped, and ready to go in the mail (ITM, as Honna would say). Back in the middle of the summer, when Advent seemed light years away, Fiona and Jo came up with the idea of an international swap where we'd gather 24 small gifties, one for each day of Advent, plus one larger hand-made giftie for Christmas and send these to our partner. They should have gone ITM a week and a day ago. Mine are going today. To someone who lives about as far away from Philadelphia as possible. I hope you are pleased, partner!

. . . The other evening I went to a meeting of a newly formed group not far from my home. I'd heard it was a new quilt guild. By gosh, the women were nice! Earnest, generous, and eager to help newbies learn to sew and quilt. It wasn't a guild, but rather a sewing group. A great idea. Just not what I'm looking for at the moment. Last night Judy and I went to the guild we've been attending for several months now. It's friendly, welcoming, full of interesting and diverse programs, and 45-minutes-drive each way. I don't believe I'd do it without Judy's wonderful company on the road. Membership in the guild is limited. We're on the waiting list. And hopeful.

. . . Our granddog leaves today. Perhaps then Bo, who's hidden himself in the lower level for ten days, will venture back upstairs and start speaking to us again.

. . . Oh, and please go here. Kim's a blessing to my life. Perhaps she will be to yours, too.


5 comments:

Anya said...

I know it's a bit more than a 45- minute drive, but if you're ever up in my neck of the woods again, be sure to plan your visit to coincide with my guild's meeting. Newbies and visitors are always welcome!

joanne lendaro said...

never heard of a waiting list for a guild?? why?? that is just plain weird in my book. Hope you find something, I am out there/here looking after our move from IN to NH! And I could see how the 45 minute ride would be MUCH nicer with a friend!

*karendianne. said...

The group sounds like a nice break, actually and well worth the wait. Bo is finally coming back into the fold, eh? Bless his little kitty heart. It's always so hard being a cat!

KimQuiltz said...

Awww, you bless MY life, Miss Nancy...

Micki said...

I just got my Advent package and it was so exciting!
Yours look great!
Micki