Thursday, March 3, 2011
Fiber Nights - Back-to-Back
But tonight's fiber group is completely different. We are a group of women who have dinner together once a month to eat, sometimes have wine and talk about life. Sometimes work, frequently relationships, occassionally fiber. One woman is an amazing quilter who crochets. Another is a very talented production weaver who dyes multi-colored warps & teaches lots of workshops. The third likes about everything fiber and bead related. She quilts and sews and crochets, maybe knits a little. I think of myself as a spinner who dyes and knits. We all have busy lives, work hard and came together through the music and dance scene.
We have lost a couple of members because of work commitments (if you are a special ed teacher who starts at 7:30 am, it's hard to carve out a week night - even if it's only once a month) and family responsibilities. Anther person just didn't mesh with the group and stopped coming.
Sadly for us & happily for her, one of our group is moving away. She has been one of our leaders so it is very difficult to lose her. We will be down to 3 and I'm not sure that that is enough to keep the momentum going. But we are slow to invite new people. We have invented a good bit of ourselves in this group and talk about our lives and families - the good and the bad. One woman has gone through a particularly difficult divorce and this has been a safe outlet for her. We can't just bring in anyone.
So I guess that our group will have to figure it out. With a few months before our amazing quilter (with the cutest dogs and the cleanest house!) leaves us, we will simply continue to share meals and lives and fiber!