I have said it time and again but blog friends are magic.
This summer I got an email from a blog reader. It so happens that we went to uni together and she goes to my church. We certainly knew each other in passing however we had never really sat down and chatted. If only we had!
It so turns out that Ellen is super crafty and a very talented sewer. She made her own graduation dress! How rad is that! You can see it here.
It has been dreamy to talk away with her about dress patterns and favourite blogs and crafty things.
Last Saturday Ellen invited me round for a sewing bee and we spent a happy morning at the table in the sunshine, looking through fabric, working away on our little projects and chatting about Durham life. She had the table piled high with fabric and embroidery thread and of course a big pot of tea.
Sitting sewing with her reminded me again how communal our crafts are. I have found friends I would never have met otherwise through blogging and sharing my scrapbooking and sewing. Craft is good full stop. But with other people, it's just the best.
Ellen, thank you for a gorgeous morning. May there be many more!
Do you get together and sew, scrap with others?