Tuesday, February 21, 2012

cowgirls day out

Today was a special day in cowgirl history.

I got to meet Cathy, Maddie and Nell in Tucson, AZ.
I have been friends with Cathy on ravelry but we have never met
Doreen was nice enough to drive me two hours south from her house in Awatukee for this cowgirl adventure.

We had an amazing day filled with hugs, smiles, lunch, yarnie goodness and lots of laughter.  Cathy gifted me this adorable squishy soft scarf, some beautiful raw silk yarn, a Cowgirl Cookbook, a painted card of her horse Nell,
 all tucked into a sweet goodie bag.  It was awesome.

We got to meet the infamous Maddie, 
Who joyfully danced for us in her hand knit tutu. 
She is as sweet as she looks...

I gave Cathy my Peacocks Journey shawl
Which I know will always remind her of the Brooklyn cowgirl
who journeyed all the way to that little farm
to meet her real cowgirl hero.

The end.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

when a friend turns fifty

What do you do when someone you've known for half your life turns 50?

You meet them in Brooklyn
and take them to lunch.

You introduce them to Appletinis.
(Be careful, this could be dangerous.)

If they are a knitter, you make them something.
Knitters love getting knitted gifts from their knitty friends.

You smile back at them as they get all giddy from what you made them.

You take pictures of them as they are asking you all sorts of questions 
about the pattern you chose.

Then you make them pose for you out in the freezing cold 
on the docks at Sheepshead Bay.
You tell them to leave their coat in the car 
because it clashes with the knitting.

Then you pose together, trying to get both your faces in the shot.
You know it won't be the best photo.
But you're 50.
And it doesn't matter.
You are friends who found each other...
Lost each other...
Then found each other again.
And you're just happy to spend time together.
Being girls again.

Happy Birthday Midge. xxx