May 04, 2010

The Gift of Friendship

The older I get the more I value my girlfriends. I really appreciate these women in my life, each one unique and special. These women that I am lucky enough to count as friends have many unique talents, there are great cooks, mothers, listeners, photographers, decorators, bargain hunters and artists. They all have some things in common. They are all giving, kind, generous, supportive and real. Those are things I require for a lasting friendship.

My friend Melissa is one such girl. The kind you can call up and ask to make your daughter a tote bag for her birthday. A Village inspired tote bag that gets carried most every weekend. The kind who will force you to dig down deep and force your buried creativity to the surface once again. The kind that knows you need it whether you know it or not.

Melissa and I are embarking on a new adventure together since our last one was such fun. We are doing an embroidery swap/collaboration which she kicked off with this gorgeous bit of needlework. At the end of our year long project we will have a large piece of fabric that can be turned into a pillow that I am sure I will always cherish. Just as I cherish our friendship.

I hope you all have made time for friends like this in your life. You'll be a better person for it.


  1. Oh my stars Jen, that tote bag is sooooooo yummy!

  2. Hi Jen!

    What an absolutely darling bag!
    And I couldn't agree more with that you said about the value of girlfriends...that's been the beauty of blogging for me, finding so many wonderful, like-minded women just a click away.

    I was blog hopping this afternoon, and found myself at your beautiful blog. How nice to meet you!

    Wishing you all the best,

  3. LOVE that bag! Love the inside, outside...the whole kit & kaboodle! xo, Cheryl

  4. What a beautiful bag!! LOVE IT and SOOOO Emma! I have been making more time for my relationships. Even if it isn't a lot, it's more than it was! It is important to me! I wish YOU were closer :)

  5. I love this project! So pretty! Congrats on Romantic Homes!! That is wonderful news and well deserved!!

  6. All I can say is ... you're awesome, girl!!! I am so blessed to call you my friend.


  7. All I can say is ... you're awesome, girl!!! I am so blessed to call you my friend.


  8. We must have been reading each others blogs at the exact same moment! How funny is that. I was going to write that it is funny that both our girls wore blue dresses! I love the little tote is precious & so is our friendship...I miss you!

  9. That is so sweet. I love good friends and I'm sure you guys will do well. That needlework is amazing!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  10. Love the tote, love the needlework. I can't wait to see the final project. I'm sure it will be fabulous!


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