Thursday, April 03, 2008

Old Friends, New Friends

Earlier this week I had a day when I felt about as alone in the world as you can feel (surrounded by people.) I even commented to someone that I simply had no "friends" anymore. And then I was proven wrong.

I was asked to lunch today by a coworker who is fast becoming one of my favorite people. I haven't had lunch with a girlfriend in more than a year, and it was such fun! We had soup & yummy bread in a little coffee shop in town and chatted it up for more than an hour. (We also said grace before eating, which I almost never do because I'm usually eating alone. Have you ever been in that situation where you are awkwardly not going to say grace and your eating companion does? It didn't dampen the fun for me, just thought I'd throw it out there for ya so this post isn't entirely full of sap.)

Then when I got home, I had an email from my oldest girlfriend (not the oldest girl I know, but the one who's been stuck with me the longest period of time, HA!) but haven't seen in 2 years (or talked to since Christmas.) So I impulsively called her up and we had a nice long catch up too.

THEN I go through the rest of my emails and find that one of my very favorite blogger pals ever, Sew Random, has given me this:

Now I get to pass it on to some well deserving bloggers! I would have to pick:
Katie, who cracks me up while she's writing & sewing
Sharon, with the uber fun flashback Fridays! (And sewing goodies too)
Tamara, a new blogger friend & seamstress! (& one of those knitters too. I love knitters.)
Cosy Up, a gorgeous craft blog!
Cindy, who has the sweetest smocked dresses and things to share!

Of course the ultimate Excellent blog for me is Shannon of Frogs in a Bucket. One of my very best friends in the whole world, cyber or otherwise.

Now back to Lisa of Sew Random...she played an April Fool's trick on us readers, saying she had pared her patterns down to an even dozen Tried N Trues, because she figured she'd never in a million years be able to sew all of the rest up. It was a (funny) joke, but so many people fell for it, now she's asking this: What 12 TNT patterns would you take with you if you had to move into a small space w/no access to retail or internet pattern sources for one year?

Post a comment here or on Lisa's blog (or both!) and on Friday, we'll all have fun reading each other's can't-live-without dozen TNTs.


  1. What a sweet post! I wish I sewed enough to have favorite patterns! (I wish I could clone myself..LOL...however horrific that sounds, but you know what I mean, I have so much I want to do and so limited time!)


  2. My cup runneth over! I haven't gotten an E for Excellent since I was in the 5th grade and boy it feels as good now as it did then! :)

    You have made my day!

    Since I can't really sew I think I'd just invite you to tea and ask you {very nicely} to sew me up one of each of your TNT patterns. ;)

  3. I was just reading through my blog friends when I came upon your blog. I love reading your blog. It is so full of fun and you create fabulous things. I am so honored that you gave me an Excellence award. Thank you so much!

  4. Aw, shucks....


    Do you know...I worked on my list, got it down to 12 reasonably good patterns and now I can't find it anywhere?

    Arg...that's a joke on me....

  5. Oh, thank you! How sweet!

  6. And I'm sad to say that I have yet to find a TNT pattern, except a homemade pattern for wrap skirts, which I haven't made in about a year. I'm always looking for the perfect summery cotton housedress, though! So I'd love to see other people's selections.

  7. Oh, you are so sweet to think of me.....thanks!!!!


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