I have been having some problems in my life that have prevented me from doing what I would like to be doing. Slowing me down so to speak. This lady has been one of my biggest supporters and not judging. I don't trust easy and it is easy to judge someone when you don't get to meet them face to face. She has the same problem and it is amazing that we have become such good friends. I wish that everyone could know her in the way I get to know her. I have a feeling that if we do meet in person that we would create so much havoc that our husbands would divorce us. I think that someone knew what they were doing by placeing us so far away from each other!
I remember one year I participated in a swap. It was one of the best swaps that I had ever been in. It was awesome and it almost did not finish. One of the more respected members of the stitching community that we have on line put out on some of the Yahoo lists that this person was not trust worthy. It was a mistaken identity so to speak. It crushed this nice lady who live life through the Internet due to health issues. Six of us stayed in the swap. Due to health reasons she did not mail off the swap like she had wanted. She had been in the hospital when the mail out date came around. I did have to wait to receive my swap. I did get it and I am still using stash from that swap. Beautiful trims and lace.
After the swap this lady being crushed and her reputation ruined in the on-line stitching community she started losing passion for her Crazy Quilting. She dropped off the lists. We had become friends and I kept up with her through email. She passed away last year. I got to enjoy a friendship by just sticking it out with her and reaching out to her. I think that I am richer for it.
In writing this post I am putting the past behind me and with the help of a friend am completing two long over due projects. I am looking forward to the future and where my art will take me.