As much as I craft and sew — and blog about the same — it’s probably only natural to think I talk about it all the time, too.
That’s not quite true.
While I do talk about it with those who know me, I really don’t go out of my way to bring it up when I talk to other people. No surprise that it catches me off guard when I end up talking about sewing with another crafty gal.
Take Wednesday. As often happens, I was working on a project while I sat in the ballet studio, waiting for Miss L. Another mom asked me what I was working on, which also happens rather often. What does not happen as often is that the other mom also sews. Children’s clothing. And I know her label. And have seen her ads. She was so tickled that I recognized her company! It was really cool to get to chat with her, too, because — like my friend The Diva — she has gone the manufacturing route. (And, much like my sweet friend, also was at ENK in NYC last week. Talk about a small world!) I really hope to get to talk to her again, because she seemed really cool and kind of fun, too.
Today, the charming Miss L accompanied me to the Georgia Quilt Show so we could do a little browsing (and maybe a little shopping). While there, we stopped into the Some Art Fabrics booth because I wanted to check out the Melly & Me patterns (the only retailer near me who carries them). I was flipping through the patterns, in fact, when SAF owner Colleen came over to introduce herself, admitting that she recognized my daughter from my blog. (Note to self: Never again leave house sans makeup, somewhat respectable clothing and my hair did.) We got to chat for a few minutes but then Liesl decided to get herself lost and my attention was necessarily diverted.
I definitely enjoy these “it’s a small world” moments — especially when I get to meet such cool crafty gals!