This is a long story but I think it’s funny!
I’m in an online cross stitching group and it’s mostly southern MO/northern AR people but most are from the Springfield/Branson area. One lady I’ve become online friends with and I’ve asked her a few cross stitching questions. This morning she said something like “Why don’t you come spend a day with me sometimes and we can stitch together?” I just want to watch a really good stitcher do her work so I can learn from her. The friend who invited me over lives probably a little more than an hour from here so I was thinking once the scary spring weather is over, I’d plan a trip to visit her.
Later in the day, she wrote me and told me about a good friend of hers who does amazing cross stitching and she lives in my town. The friend said she’d send her friend a note, gave me the lady’s Facebook info and suggested I contact her.
I first googled her to see if I could figure out where she lives because there are only a few places I can get without getting lost. I don’t mind getting lost . . as I tell Vince . . I always get found. But honest to goodness . . I can walk to the end of my driveway and see their barn. I pass her house every time I go to town! I wrote her and told her that the other lady had given me her name (though the other lady had already written her and told her I’d probably be writing her). I told her I am new here and I googled you and I think we’re neighbors! I told her where we lived and she wrote back and said “That is too funny! We are neighbors!”
She called and I guess my phone didn’t ring and she left me a message. She said “I have to tell you I am not a housekeeper so be warned . . my house will be a mess!” I cracked up because I was already thinking . . I hope she never wants to come over here because this house is a mess!
I called her back and we talked for a while. She also told me that she has plantar fasciitis so she hasn’t been doing much . . I have plantar fasciitis and I haven’t been doing much. So much in common already!
She thought I was just wanting to get started cross stitching. She told me she had some kits she would give me to get started. I told her . . no . . I have plenty. I just want to watch you stitch.
I was telling Vince . .
Me: I told her I have plenty of my own stuff.
Vince: Yes . . you’ve bought everything in the store!
Me: How did you know? It all came before you got here??
Vince: I know how you operate!
Anyway, we didn’t set a date to get together but I’m hoping we will be able to do so in the next couple of weeks. Oh . . she weaves too! 🙂