Thursday, October 20, 2011
It's a Small World After All
On November 1, The Quilted Purl will have been opened for five months. As I have mentioned in past posts, one of the most interesting and rewarding aspects for me has been meeting the folks who come through the shop door and up the stairs. In the past five months, I have met people from each of the continents shown above, except Antarctica. Just yesterday two women from South Africa stopped by and bought a few fat quarters to bring home, and I also had the chance to chat with women from Florida, Alabama, British Columbia, and Germany. The language of knitting and quilting is certainly international. If there are any knitters or quilters on Antarctica, come on by - I'd love to meet you!
As much fun as it is to meet new folks, I was also able to meet with old friends. A former teammate came by with her mother on Tuesday, to see the shop and visit over a cup of tea, giving me the gift of a very pleasant afternoon. Then today, a high school friend and his wife stopped by on the road from Massachusetts to California. What a treat it was to reminesce about our hometown, high school days, and old friends.
On June 1, 2011, I never dreamed such interesting people would come into my life. What a blessing!