Hinges of Friendship

This has been an all-around friendship kind-of-year, topped off with recent high school class reunions for both Maegan & Patrick (10 years) and Vickie & Niles (40 years). Time flies. Literally. (And, speaking of time flying, that's the theme of a project in our upcoming book...but that's a topic for another day.) In any event, a story surrounding our Hinges of Friendship chart brought tears to my eyes Saturday when I noticed a customer leaving Attic Needlework & Collectibles with the project in her shopping bag. As we stopped to chat at the shop door, Sondra Stead explained that she was going to stitch it for a friend who had suffered two strokes. We talked about long-time friends near and far, and those connections that span the decades and the miles. What an honor to know that a little spot motif sampler from bygone days (with the addition of a few words) can bring joy all these years later. (I snapped the attached photo while the project was in progress. The verse reads: "May the hinges of friendship never rust.")