"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My new companion...


Yesterday was the first sewing day for the year with my buddies - Heather, Michelle, and Wendy. It's been about 6 weeks since we last got together and we needed our girlfriend fix pretty bad!
Heather was our host this time, and as always she spoiled us with love, hugs, laughter, and food - as well as something rather cute and special.

She made mice for Wendy, Michelle and I!


There's my little beauty in the middle. Isn't she adorable!? It was love at first sight. I was smitten with her and she was smitten with me.
It seemed 'just right' to have my new friend share everything about the day with me...

 

Who could resist those darling little whiskers and sparkling eyes?


After long consideration I finally decided on a name for her this morning. 
Hermoine. 
She looks like a Hermoine, she's faithful like a Hermoine, and her eyes lit up when I suggested it to her. She loves her name. We're content.

How very blessed we girls were to be given our very own mice. And to be so spoiled with sparkly drinks, Vietnamese salad, and 'death by chocolate' brownies...


(I got myself in the photo this time - see me hiding behind the camera?)

We didn't take pics of what we were stitching yesterday, but I did manage to grab these snaps of Wendy's completed quilt design. She's been working on this all year, and the final layout is beautiful! If you visit her blog HERE you can read about all the blocks she designed and stitched for her quilt, "A Year Full of Blooms"...


Only two more weeks until our next get together. Hope the time goes fast. The laughter endorphins are on overload when we're together but I think the effect runs out about day 13.

Friendship. It's a wonderful thing.
Tomorrow I'm sharing a very special, freshly stitched, free Elefantz design with you to celebrate the blessing of friends. Drop by, ok?

hugs
 jenny




22 comments:

  1. Such fun!!! I haven't got together with my quilting buddy for a month - over summer we get too busy - but we will be in two weeks time too. Yah!! Karen

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  2. Love her, definitely a Hermione! The lunch looked delicious, especially the salad!

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  3. Sounds like a very fun time! Those little mice are the cutest. I want to make one! Any chance your friend will share her pattern?

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    1. The pattern is a freebie from Helen at Bustle and Sew - http://bustleandsew.com/free-patterns/

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  4. Estes encontros parecem maravilhosos! Amigos são grandes tesouros!
    Um abraço!

    These meetings look wonderful! Friends are great treasures!
    Hugs!
    Egléa

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  5. Glad everyone had another lovely visit. Love the mice! Beautiful quilt.

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  6. Those are adorable! Glad you had a little girlfriend time, it's always the best!

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  7. Hermione is a sweetheart! Those beady eyes, the wee whiskers...gotta love 'em. :)

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  8. Those little mice are so cute!! And you're right...Hermoine is just perfect for her :) Your friend's quilt is gorgeous!

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  9. They are so cute! I love them Jen!
    Jilly oxo

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  10. oooh.....maybe mine will have to be.....Harry...et!!!......Harriet!!!!!!! hee hee Hermione and Harriet...hows that??? Oh what a wonderful time we have......2 weeks is just tooo long my gorgeous friend! xoxoxox

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  11. Oh Jenny! I have so much fun reading about your "girls" get togethers. I remember the good times, laughter, food, occasionally tears, but mostly laughter, love and friendship ruled those days. I miss our sewing days soo badly. But my SIL, who always hosted them, insisting that we always gather at her house, but her hubby became ill and our group had to stop. So, sharing in yours is a true highlight in my days. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. And I have to tell you that your little buddy Hermoine is beyond cute, and her name is perfect. Big Hugs...

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  12. Jenny, thank you for sharing your Vitamin F days with us! Makes me long for my bee group in Florida...we met weekly at one lady's studio, go out for lunch and come back for more sewing. During my stays in Florida I looked forward to Thursdays the very most! Friendship is so very important to women and I miss them so much!!!!!

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    1. Vitamin F - what a brilliant description of friendship gatherings! :-)

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  13. Very Very Beautiful !!! I join to you blog :))))

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  14. I made one this afternoon. Shr is now sitting on the windowsill in my craft room.

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  15. Could Heather be persuaded to share where she found the mouse pattern????

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    1. Just scroll up through the comments, Victoria. The link is on one of my replies. :-)

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  16. How gorgeous! Always great to be able to meet up with like minded souls.

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  17. The details of where to find the pattern are above, bustle and sew web site. Hope thst helps.

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  18. those little mice are too cute. your post made me smile at all the places your little friend visited.

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  19. Adorable, adorable, adorable! Came over from Seriously Crazy For Craft and am now following. Love your blog! Lovely, lovely work..

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