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August 10, 2013

creative friends

I shared with you last week about the prettiness and fun of my little quilting group meetings.  What I didn't share was that these ladies have become more than just my sewing buddies, they have become friends I do life with.  There is something about the process of cutting and piecing, preparing and eating that invites conversation and builds trust.


In the short time that we've been getting together these women have become a kind of safe haven for me. 


They know more about me than ladies who have known me for years.  I feel like I can tell them anything and there is no judgment or disappointment, only love and encouragement.  They are not afraid to see things differently than me and I am not afraid to let them tell me so.


I am truly blessed because they are not the only ones I feel this way about.  I have a group of ladies I met through blogging, my sister, my sister in laws and my mom.  I guess my point is that it is possible to form connections with real flesh and blood women who can be there to hear you out, to let you sound off and feel safe doing it.


They may accidently say things that hurt your feelings or that offend you (not that any of you did) but that's okay because you know their heart is for you. 


And who could ask for more than that.  Take a chance, call some friends or make new ones and spend some regular quality time together.  Life is hard and happy and messy and full of joy, find some women to share it with.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Patty 

btw -This adorable birdhouse was made by my quilting friend Karen.  I saw one just like it in an expensive boutique, snapped a picture, sent it to her and she so generously whipped one up and gifted it to me. A side moral to this story would be if your looking for new friends, it doesn't hurt if you find some creative ones!

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9 comments:

  1. I agree completely. Friends are so special. I don't know what I would do without true friends. I have made some great blogging friends whom I feel I have known forever - you included.

    Have a great day!

    Love the birdhouse - like you said, creative friends are the best.

    Judy

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  2. Good morning my friend! I share your feelings!! I am a big believer in having, and nurturing friendships! And meeting you, Elaine, Deb, and Shelly through our blogs, has also been a blessing in my life.
    I love your new birdhouse!! So pretty.
    Are you as excited as I am for our girls trip in October?
    Have a good weekend!!
    xo Kris

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  3. Sounds like you have a wonderful group of friends and the birdhouse is adorable.

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  4. Your creative friends sound really lovely and your time together very valuable. The little ird house is so sweet too. I often feel sad because everyone is so very busy and don't take time out to spend together. I wish l new a few creative souls with a few hours to share. Everyone benefits from such togetherness. Hope you have a lovely Sunday, blessings Pam xx

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  5. A circle of friends is such a precious gift. Beautiful photographs to accompany your heartfelt message.

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  6. I love this post. And I love Jojo's comment...I am going to go visit her blog now. bye.

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  7. What great thoughts about friendship.
    I especially love "they have become friends I do life with"
    You have a kind soul.

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  8. Aren't true girlfriends the best? They truly know your heart - and love you anyway. :-)

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  9. True friends are so very important! I am glad you have that wonderful support system. It should be a priority for anyone to take the time to spend time with girlfriends and build that kind of loving and supportive relationship in person!

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