but oh my, can she!
always a Stitcher but mostly with machine as she has Rheumatoid Arthritis that has ravaged the joints in her hands. Discovering YDL via my FB page she and friend Pat made a stop in to The Primitive Willow to check out the wool they had seen was offered. I happened to be in the shop helping out that day and we were chatting about the different wools, colors etc. Sherry shared that she had been doing her appliqué with the machine, of course I told her she just had to try doing the hand stitching with the wools. Wools are so easy to stitch on, I always say they're "butter like" and they're so forgiving. Encouraging her to take a class from me.....it was then that the light came on and they both exclaimed, "you're YellowDog Lane"! My response, "Yes, I am"!!....and that was just the beginning of two new friendships!
Sherry and Pat are both official Cellar Stitchers, Primitive Willow Junkies, Lovers of my YellowDogs.....and most importantly in our wonderful circle of friends.
I don't know about all of you, but I have those days when I get up in the morning and get ready to face a new day.....or sometimes when I get ready to turn in after a busy day.....and even at times when I lay awake unable to sleep fitfully. Those times when I question if anything I do is of purpose....days when I wonder if I made someone smile.....was kind to all......or inspired someone.
I always said it made me most content at the end of a day at Saltbox Farm if I knew that I had inspired someone to collect an antique, redecorate a room or simply love a new candle they had purchased. Not ever so much what was in the cash drawer at the days end.....but that I had inspired someone.....in some small way.
Yesterday was a very good day for me.....I smile now as I share this with you, just as I smiled at my reflection in the mirror last night as I readied myself for bed. I'm not sure who's smile was bigger....
Sherry's as she told me how excited she was that she really could hand appliqué, loved it and thanked me for inspiring her.....or mine, at the thought that I had inspired her to do something that she loves.
I think both Pat and Sherry would agree that their visit to The Primitive Willow held so much more than they ever expected. They left with wonderful goodes from the shop, got to know Shopkeeper Kim, her Helpers and even a few of the other great customers. They have a wonderful new shop to haunt, stitching on the Lane, classes at the Willow....not to mention a whole new circle of friends.
All of this over a search for a piece of wool.....
Did I ever tell you that wool is forgiving.....kind of butter like to work with.....oh and yes, it even forms friendships!
And yes, Sherry can!
From the Lane,