We had an especially nice day at quilting yesterday. It was our annual Christmas potluck lunch which tends to go on a bit longer than our usual meals. Each year everyone brings an edible something which is shared with everyone else. We have done this long enough that certain items are expected. One lady always brings her lovely and delicious salad, I contribute home made buns (as well as, this year, our smoked ham). Another always adds a dessert. Because we had two new members this year plus another who came for the first time that day, we also had some additions; a lovely mixed salad, home made lasagna. The food is wonderful but what makes the day special is the same thing that makes all other Monday's special; the women.
Nine individual, strong minded ladies all bound by a common interest; the love of quilting. I hope that you also are able to share your interest with someone else. the old say, a problem shared is a problem divided is true. So true is pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled.
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