Tuesday, 29 March 2011
At The Crafting Table
On Sunday, I visited my lovely friend Wendy for a crafting afternoon. A group of ladies from work, and a couple of their teenage girls sat round her kitchen table, sipping tea from pretty cups and saucers and crafting. It was such a comfortable convivial afternoon. The sun was shining which was nice, and everything was peaceful and companionable. One of the teenagers had baked brownie cupcakes which were really tasty. I stitched on my 'keep calm and carry on' cross stitch sampler while another girl sewed a chicken pincushion. Another made a heart lavender bag, and someone else sewed bunting while another knitted. We made plans for future craft endeavours, swapped chatter and news and just created. There is something about communal crafting like that that makes me feel very relaxed and happy. Wendy's kitchen was just beautiful, too. The walls were covered in a blue and cream wallpaper that reminded me of William Morris, and she had bunting up that she hade made. I had not visited her before, but it was just the kind of home I imagined her living in, which is really the best thing you can say about any home, I think! Tell me, what craft projects are you working on? I wish we could all sit round my kitchen table together (if I had one!!) and sip tea and catch up!