I was listening to a floss tube the other day. I can’t remember which one. Shucks. Anyway, the person was saying that she would love to meet up with other cross stitchers and have a day stitch. Something simple… something that didn’t cost a lot of money…something that allowed her to interact with cross-stitchers in real life for a day.
On her next floss tube, she mentioned that a couple of people responded to her and they all met up and cross-stitched together one day. No meetings…no dues…nothing formal at all.
On her next floss tube, she mentioned that they all met up again only this time a few more people were there.
What??… Could it really be that easy? Could a person really put out a call and cross-stitchers would meet up and come together for a day of cross-stitch? Hmm. That’s when I thought, I’m gonna give it a try.
So…this blog post is me trying. I’m trying to get cross-stitchers in my area together for a day of cross-stitching.
I live an hour from the Minnesota border and an hour from the Wisconsin border. The name of my town is Waucoma, Iowa but I don’t need people to meet in my town. I can drive.
I have a friend, Janet, that lives an hour south of me…and she has a friend that lives in Waverly, about 45 minutes west of me. We’ve learned that there is a cross stitch group in Cedar Rapids but that is almost 2 hours from us and that didn’t seem like something we wanted to jump into.
So…I’m asking. Is there anyone somewhat in our area that cross stitches (or wants to learn to cross stitch) in our area? We’re perfectly willing to have new stitchers join us. We can teach you to cross stitch if you’d like.
We don’t care what style of things you like to stitch. We don’t care if you’re an Aida or linen stitcher. We don’t care if you only stitch with silks or if you are a DMC lover.
We realize to get a place to stitch for the day we might have to rent something but if we get enough people together and brainstorming, we might be able to find somewhere we can reserve for free or minimal cost.
We hope that we can do something once a month or quarterly, whatever people are up for. We just need more input to make a plan.
Anyone is welcome. If you are two hours away or however far and you want to make the drive, you’re welcome to let us know you’re interested.
Our goal is to get like-minded people together for a day away from the rat race. Being people will be traveling to get together I’m hoping we can have at least four hours of stitching time together. Maybe we can bring a few treats to share…nothing too formal. If you can make it one time and not the next, that’s totally okay.
So.. what do you think? Are there any stitchers out there that want to get together with us?? If you are interested, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m collecting the information for now and hopefully will set up our first get-together. I have my fingers crossed that this can work.