Getting our craft on

We have been so busy, you guys know how summer is. Lots of social activities, time spent outside, hanging with friends and family, festivals, the list goes on and on. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of our latest adventures, including the night I just spent with my family – mom, aunt, SIL, cousin, extra moms..

The other night we all converged on my cousin’s house for snacks, drinks, conversation, and creativity. I thought it would be really nice to just get together, hang out, chatter, and work on whatever project we felt like doing.

The dining room table was clear when we entered the room- within minutes it was covered in the detritus of our creative endeavors, bits and bobs, yarn, felt, paper, even an easel. Slowly, bags of chips, wine bottles, wine glasses, and pop cups made their appearance. It was a beautiful mess, in my opinion, one born of fun and imagination.

We all had our ownย thing going – my mom and my SIL’s mom were crocheting. Chrissy, my SIL, was going to knit but spent the evening creating a giant ball with a whole in the middle. My cousin’s wife worked on an elaborate paint by number painting. Did you know they made them? I didn’t, but now I want to try one! My aunt and my cousin’s MIL worked on origami with the kids who were in attendance, while I labored over my felt pig. I of course forgot pins, so I had to stop halfway through the night. Typical me lol. I still had fun talking with everyone, and chilling, and it did give me the idea to bring coloring pages and colored pencils with me next time, in case anyone else needs an emergency project. There was so much laughter, crazy storytelling, a little bit of gossip. It was a great night, so much fun that we decided to make it a regular thing, and have one every month! I will probably still be working on my farm animals; if I finish, I am going to attempt embroidery. I feel I have so many different crafty type things I want to do, and never the time to do them. This is a fun way to make that time, and reminds me of how throughout history, women gathered to do this very thing, with quilting bees, sewing circles, and the like. I love the idea that our nights mimic women’s history, as we come together, share tales, and let our imaginations run free for a while.

 

4 thoughts on “Getting our craft on

  1. Looks like so much fun! In the “olden days” women would gather at someone’s house and all sit together and quilt or needlepoint. Nothing wrong, and everything right, with a group getting together to make a joyful mess! Glad you had fun– wish I was there ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Oh I love art and crafting! I’m happy to read everyone was involved. And yay for the creation of a monthly get-t0gether! I am hosting July’s Craft Night. Letting it marinate on what to serve because I spoil my guests.

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    • Can’t wait to hear what you decide on! We went super easy peasy with snacks; this being our maiden voyage into this territory, we didn’t know if people would want to stop and eat or just work on their projects. Personally, I had two glasses of wine, but no snacks. LOL. I had just eaten dinner though, so that could have had something to do with it. Lol. We had such a fun time. I am the world’s worst crafter/sewer etc. but I still had fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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