Today for the first time, I was able to join in on the fun with a craft circle organized by a FaceBook friend. I’ve been trying to make it for the past few months, but you know how it is sometimes – life just gets in the way.
When I was about 6 or 7, my folks got divorced. At about the same time, my (maternal) Grandfather died. We ended moving in with my Grandma for a while.
My maternal Grandma was without a doubt the dearest person in my world. To live in her home was a pure joy to me. Sufficiently joyous that my folks got divorced and my Dad moved away with very little trauma to me.
While living with my Grandma, she taught me how to knit, crochet and embroider. I wasn’t very good at any of them but the basics stuck with me my whole life.
I love being able to create something useful and/or beautiful with my own hands.
I also love having something to do while I am sitting in front of the TV. I allows me to rationalize that those are not wasted hours.
Over the years, I have added to my craftiness – learning how to sew, do bead weaving, counted cross-stitch, ribbon embroidery, macramé, and needle felt. And my bouts of being crafty would come and go. Lately, my craftiness has been at low ebb.
So I can’t tell you how much I appreciate having someone take it on to organize a place for some ladies to gather and work on whatever craft project they happen to have in the works. I loved getting to see what the other ladies were making, and to just sit around and gab. Simply put, women need women time. Time to just sit around, be comfortable with each other, and in this case, keep our hands and minds busy too.
The lady who put this together says she has one super power – she has the ability to bring people together and create friends. She is right, and it is a great gift.
Also, as my Grandma used to say, it’s good to just “Get out and blow the stink off of you.”
Words to live by.