Bee Met Tonight
The Friday Night Quilting Bee met tonight. I'm fortunate that they have met at my house for the past umpteen years, because I don't have to drive home, and I don't have to rush to get to Bee. And, this wonderful collection of women come to entertain me once a month!
I thought tonight might be an early night for the group. One of our members has to go home for the funeral of a close friend's father. Another fell and broke her ankle a month ago, and is still recuperating. We got off to a slow start, but went more than an hour longer than I would have guessed.
We talked about the most amazing variety of things:
Senator Joe Biden
Depression Era Quilts
Coyotes in our back yards
Raccoons in our back yards
Our early saving habits
Putting kids through school without loans
Radiation, Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer
Loss of hair
Quilt Pink (the auction of quilts at eBay to support breast cancer research. Go to:
www.quiltpink.com for auction details)
Caring for our aging parents
Running a quilt shop when there's an electrical outage for several days
Teaching our kids not to drink and drive
Designers of depression era quilt fabric
Hand Piecing versus Machine piecing
Carotid Artery Health and Cumadin
Long Arm Quilting Machines
Girl Scout Cookies
Huggable husbands who can be found at the grocery store!
Kids changing jobs and
Quilt Kits, to name just a few of the subjects.
We're old friends. We've met here for easily twelve, perhaps as many as fifteen years. We know each other's families, and our ups and downs. It's like having seven more sisters! And you can see that we talk about anything that comes to mind. It's very reassuring to have a community like this. It's a lot like my community of blogging friends.
I'm looking forward to our next meeting. I hope to have one more project done so that I can show it in show and tell! YES!!