Springtime Sundays are perfect- PERFECT- for crafting with girlfriends. A few tables on the porch, an array of tasty snacks, and an eclectic selection of beverages- from humdrum water to liqueur that’s Kinky– we had a little bit of everything. Oh, and craft supplies, too.
The weather was less than stellar- dreary with rain, with a chill in the air. It may not have been the 75°F sun-filled day I had hoped for, but with friends as warm and bright as mine*, who needs that ball of fire in the sky?
So we crafted.
No, really- we CRAFTED! Yarn skeins deflated as needles clicked away and stones came to life in a whimsical way. Quilts progressed nicely…tooled leather was reimagined…and a boring straw wreath bloomed alive in tropical technicolor. Fun and progress…in equal measure.
This time around, fiber crafts ruled the roost. Crocheting, knitting, quilting, and needlepointing happened at every table.
Julie, one of the knitters, worked on an 8”x8” square for the Knit-A-Square Project. She and her fellow members of the Greensboro Woman’s Club are all knitting these squares to be developed into blankets for children (AIDS orphans and other abandoned/vulnerable children) in Africa. Isn’t that awesome?
Erica worked on a pretty personalized mug, and Angie introduced us to Story Stones- so many imaginative ways to use them with young kids! And for a crafter without kids like me, even making them looked awfully fun.
It bears mentioning at this point that Cottonball had been paralyzed with fear for several hours (he suffers from chronic Stranger Danger syndrome). But sometimes his hiding skills are a wee bit flawed. Fluffy and cute…but flawed.
Beverly had wanted to do some leather-crafting, so she brought an heirloom leather briefcase to re-imagine into cuffs to be shared with other family members- how thoughtful is that??
As for me? Well, I finally worked on a project I’ve been pining (and Pinning, coincidentally) over for years- a cocktail parasol wreath! This will hang on the door later this summer- after my driftwood wreath wears out its welcome.
Another wonderful Craft Party for the books…is it too early to start planning the next one??