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Saturday, January 13, 2007

818 to 310

from thebluecoat

when i moved here 10 yrs ago, i was so lucky to meet this lady. we moved here from different countries to attend the same program. we ended up staying here. meeting our husbands. getting married within a week of each other. having kids . . . sewing, blogging (she's the one who got me going) . . .

while we are still in los angeles per se. we live quite a distance apart. at opposite ends of it all. sometimes with a 30 degree temperature difference. sometimes 20 minutes apart. sometimes 120 minutes apart. (god bless the 405 freeway.) in different area codes (me - 818 / she - 310)

for me she is the queen of thrifted fabric. she has a keen eye and impeccable timing. and i am often the lucky recipient of her finds. (as the package i just received above attests to.)

so we have a new deal going. an on-line sewing support group. trying to keep each other motivated this year. and a "christmas in july" holiday crafting blitz.

so what should we start with sam? something from here? or should we try starting with the same fabric and see where it takes each of us? let me know...

9 comments:

Sonya said...

I am new to your blog, found it through a link from All Buttoned Up. As I am trying to be more commenter and less lurker this year: what a stunning photo, not to mention a lovely package to receive! I live in the Bay Area and I know only too well how hard it is to angle a meeting with friends who live just over a bridge. It's a great idea and I can't wait to see what results.

sally said...

What a sweet friend you have in Sam. Cannot wait to see the projects you start working on.

lisa s said...

oh i wish i had time to join your sewing group.... i will watch w/ glee and envy at your projects.

it's so nice to hear about such a lovely friendship....

tracy said...

thanks so much sonya for commenting!

hannah said...

this is the perfect idea tracy! cant wait to see what you and sam come up with. i would love to see more from that gillian lockwood book!

melissa f. said...

i vote for something involving calico stuffed play food and maybe a patchwork yurt...? you have the room in the back.

leslie said...

oh! i am planning a summer christmas "party" this year too, how funny! i have a friend who lives in woodland hills, takes over an hour to see her but we have stayed in touch all the same. thanks for a nice post, to remind me of my "far away"friend. i think i will call her today!

molly said...

i'm with melissa! ha!
love that fabric on the bottom. Can't wait to see what comes of this project. what a great idea.

devinemom said...

how fun! you two are going to have a great year together. i am looking forward to what comes out of this.
[note to self]
'christmas in july' sounds like a wonderful challenge.