Jun 28, 2016


I got to spend the morning with Miss Jane, and I get to spend the afternoon with Miss Charlene and the rest of the girls from South Bend's EGA as we head over to La Porte for dinner and a House of Stitches trip.

There is not a spinster on the planet who is happier than me at this point.

I received a very funny email from a reader of this here blog recently asking me if Misses Jane and Charlene are, in fact, real people or if they are imaginary friends.  After all, the reader wrote, I am a spinster with a talking Jack Russell terrier wearing a silk smoking jacket...so...you just never know.

First of all, can I just say that I am continually gobsmacked that there is anybody out there who actually READS this here blog, but who also takes the time to write to me and politely ask about my life?  Well, shucks...that's just so flattering and surprising to me that I get all mushy inside.

Yes, Virginia, both Jane and Charlene are real.  They are two of the smartest, kindest, funniest, most generously wonderful women you will ever meet, and I feel lucky to know them.  I have to say...all of the ladies in all three of the guilds that I attend are that way.  Not one bad apple in the bunch.

All in all, I would say that stitchers in general are a pretty swell bunch, no matter their ilk.  There must be something about this thing of our that makes it so, but for now I'm just happy to be a part of it, even if I'll never know exactly what it is.

Do something fun with your peeps, if you can, and come tell us all about them!


  1. Yes Virginia, Jane and Charlene are real. The "real" question is - Virginia, are you real - since you asked, so, so many years ago is Santa Claus was real.... Just believe Virginia, just believe.

  2. Aw, shucks....just doing what Mom asked!

  3. Know you are enjoying your day with your friends, Coni! Have a wonderful adventure to La Porte.

  4. So jealous that you have a needlework store! We had a wonderful one here in southern Maine, Bayberry, but it closed a few years ago. Now I order most materials online, but I so miss seeing the samples that have been stitched up for display, all of the fabrics, patterns, beads, threads and kits.

  5. Good luck on the job interview.... Have I mentioned you should look into professional pattern maker or the person that does the samples fro shops or Designers?
    Ruth in Oxnard CAlif.

  6. I haven't yet met a stitcher I didn't like :)

  7. I know you'll have a wonderful day! I want you to know that not only do I READ your terrific blog, but I've moved you to my DAILY list. Stitcher friends are the best!

  8. I can attest that the guilds do exist, the ladies do exist - I have even met one or two of them mentioned.

    Another Hoosier stitcher