With the exception of your online stitching friends, do you have any
other stitching buddies?
I belong to the local smocking guild which encourages all the needle arts, so I meet at least monthly with them. A couple of the long-time members are very knowledgeable in many types of embroidery and lace making and are excellent mentors :)
But my long-time best friend and stitching buddy would be Connie. She started me in xs when we had our first little babies, and has been an inspiration to me ever since!
My oldest dd just brought over an old xs magazine I gave her several years ago with a project she wants to do!! Hurray! My middle daughter has no interest in needles and thread (she's a paint and pencil girl), and my youngest dd says she wants to learn and tries now and then, but just hasn't had the ability to sit still long enough - yet.
Now, more of the trunk show!
Crystal Waters Sampler