Thursday, December 29, 2011
Setting out and walking down the little road we stopped first at our church so that my grandson could tell everyone thank you for the gifts he received for Christmas. We then continued on our way through the lightly falling snow, down the hill, past the neighbor's dog, past the cows and standing aside while at least two cars passed us. My friend lives on top of one of the little hills within the valley and despite the snow, the view of the neighboring farms on the hills across the valley was gorgeous!
We spent about an hour with my friend who showed me her sewing room and sewing machine while the little guy was busy coloring pictures for everyone. I must say that it was one of the most enjoyable afternoons I've had a in a long time. My friend showed me several of the quilts she had made over the years and told me stories about each of them. It was like stepping into her life for a bit and after we hugged goodbye, I felt as if I knew her so much better than I did before.
Friends are such gifts - even for a dedicated hermit such as myself. After this afternoon's visit, my inspiration to finish some quilts has been renewed. Partly because as I listened to her stories, I could feel the passion of creating a thing a beauty and I remembered that feeling. Partly because I just know that my friend will expect me to start quilting again. I promised her I would.
And I will. Because she's my friend.