At least bi-weekly, on a Saturday morning, I meet with a group of friends for crafting, coffee and conversation.
The group is made up of knitters, crocheters and a cross-stitcher and each time we meet there's different ladies depending on everyone's schedule.
We also switch up the meeting place to keep it interesting. Last week was Costa Coffee and today we met at Starbucks in a restaurant complex called Divonne.
During the 2 hours last week, I managed to crochet 23 hot pink hearts.
And this week's cowl will be finished as soon as the yarn runs out.
Sometimes there are gifts involved, like these gorgeous holiday coasters made by Zahra (the crocheted stones were made by me).
And the sweet cross-stitch and other goodies I received from Mini who blogs over at Miniz Diary.
The ginger kitty looks like Jingles when she was little. In fact, one time she caught a bee and tried to eat it but got stung instead and her mouth swelled up like crazy.
Research shows that crafting can ease stress and increase happiness. I think the benefits are doubled when you are crafting with friends.