Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Friday, January 21, 2011


I have been invited to spend time with a group of women who get together every Friday.  The purpose is to spend time working on beading projects or other craft projects.

This friend is the only one who actually accomplished much today. It is really a time of sisterhood for us... women really need to spend time together... we were created that way.  There is no doubt in my mind.  We eat, talk and share about our lives and in just two weeks have formed a bond.  It is a need that cannot be filled any other way.  Treasure your sisters and women friends.  It is good for the soul!

We had a wonderful lunch of a chicken soup with gnocchi and kale and veggies and a grilled ham, cheese and tomatoe sandwich.. yum!  The soup matched the charger plate that it was served on... it made for a pretty picture.

It also is good for the soul to know that I am not the only one who does crazy things.  Our hostess this week was serving lunch when her husband came into the kitchen.  He opened the refrigerator and pulled out a spray bottle of windex and said what is this doing in the refrigerator?  After much laughter I felt a peace in my soul.  I may not have put windex in the fridge but I have done some pretty silly things and wondered if I am going batty... I think life is so busy these days that we are rarely right where we are... we are thinking about too much and not in the moment.  It is a reminder to slow down and savor the moment.  The next moment will be here and gone before we know it.

So slow down and really appreciate your family, your friends and your home.  And find yourself some girlfriends to hang out with.  We need each other!


  1. What a lovely blog and some great advice x

  2. That is wonderful!! My sister and I were just talking about this sort of thing on the phone, how nice it is to have a community spirit or camaraderie in arts and craftwork. Someone else was talking about it, too... trying to think who. Oh! It was Beading Arts blog:

    I think it's a fantastic idea. :D

  3. Hi Marian,

    I noticed you are a new follower of my blog (ArtemisiaStudio) and I wanted to thank you and to see what you were up to. I couldn't agree more that we need our "sisters", whether they are blood-kin or chosen.

    Bead blessed,

  4. Loved your blog. You're lucky you have a great group of women to share your talent with. I tend to craft alone, can't find anyone to share my interests!

  5. Thanks for the comments! I don't know where you are with your faith... but I prayed about finding some friends that I could share my crafting with... these are women that I really did not know before and they are awesome!


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