Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mary's Hearts

I belong to a friendship group which has been going for nearly 20 years. In fact it started after Mary and I and another girl met at a workshop run by Marjorie Coleman in August 1988: the first textile workshop I ever attended.

Membership of the group has changed over the years. In the beginning we were all members of WAQA; now most of the group do not belong to the association. But we still meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. When we started most of us had paying jobs, so we met in the evenings. Last year we decided that we would meet in the afternoon since only one of us was in paid employment and quite a few of us were reluctant to drive at night, especially in winter.

Today was our first meeting for the year and everyone came! Even Cynthia managed to take a couple of hours off. It was a great afternoon.

We presented Mary with the heart blocks we had made for her. She lost her husband last November. They were so lovely, all of them different, yet all of them fitting together and bearing our thoughts for her. I wish I had taken a photo.

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