Saturday, December 19, 2015

Crafty Mornings

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.

Happy Saturday!

15 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Crafting is definitely good for your health!! I cannot agree more! How great that you get to meet up with your friends like this, see different coffee shops and meet different people doing different things. A real spice of life! Happy Christmas! xx

Laurie said...

How fun! This reminds me of a book I read a few years ago where a group of ladies got together to knit and solve the problems of the world.

I wish there was a group like this around here.

Kit said...

Oh so many lovely items! Such a great event for you. It looks like a great way to while away a few hours. Love all your hearts. :) Kit

Susan said...

Ohhhh, all so adorable, Tammy. Your hearts, especially, tug at the, well, heart! Darling. Susan

oldthings said...

Dearest Tammy ,it is lovely to meet some friends, to talk ,to say each other the ideas and to rest a little bit ! I loved your red hearts !Have a nice day !

linda said...

It's lovely to meet up with like minded people, in fact there's nothing quite like it. There is some beautiful work there and your hearts are so pretty, it's amazing how much you can get done while nattering and eating cake. Have a great Sunday. Xx

Sheila Rumney said...

So many wonderful memories you are making while crafting. Crafting is so much more enjoyable when shared. Enjoy!

Little Treasures said...

You ladies sure have loads of fun and so many beautifully created things in between snacks and coffee :)

Dagmar said...

What a lovely way to meet up with your friends, share your creative crochet. Have a very Merry Christmas holiday in what ever way you celebrate it..love the hearts.
;)

Mereknits said...

I think you are right, friends make life so much better. Blogging friends included. I am so glad you have your lovely friends so close by to make life easier. Beautiful makes by everyone,
Meredith

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Oh Tammy - you have been busy!!
I use to knit with my Mom- but that was 55 years ago. I keep saying --- When I retire!!
It is fun to make something for someone instead of buying it!!! I MUST!! Your's is lovely!!

Teresa Kasner said...

What a jolly fun post! I do so love spending time with like-minded friends! I still want to join in a crochet/knit group but haven't found one yet. You are a fasssst maker, my friend! I'm soooo slow. But it's all fun. I am sending you happy holiday wishes from around the world.. Oregon.
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Createology said...

Getting together with friends and being creative is definitely stress reducing. And I like that you meet at different venues to support local businesses. I see lots of great gift ideas. Merry Christmas Blessings Dear...

Serena Lewis said...

A lovely way to meet up with like-minded people. I guess that would be similar to our Urban Sketch group who meet up weekly and, at times, even twice a week. We always head to a cafe for a cuppa and a chat afterwards.

Beautiful crochet projects, all!

Tanya said...

Boy, you girls are productive - I'd like to think the coffee provided the pep, but I think you creative gals have it down, without the coffee! Beautiful projects, all!

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