Friday, May 28, 2010
My morning routine goes something like this: wake up, feed the cats, make the coffee, then head to the computer to do important work, like browse quilting blogs. One of the common things I found on these blogs were virtual quilting bees. I didn't really know what they were, but I knew I wanted to be in one. I admit, I was jealous. And a little peeved that no one had invited me to be in one (granted, I rarely blog, tweet or face book, so the virtual quilting world at large basically doesn't know I exist. I'm working on it.) Anyhow, I was sad and beeless. But, one morning, while I was doing important work, I checked in with Elizabeth at Oh Fransson! (when I say it like that, it makes you think I know her, right? Sadly, not yet) and found out about a Vintage Sheet Swap hosted by the super cute and amazingly organized Katie (who I know maybe a little bit - we've exchanged emails! And I'm moving much closer to her, so we'll be great friends soon.) Now, I had nary a vintage sheet to my name, but I signed on anyway. The great thing about collecting vintage sheets, you can get a pretty decent collection going in about a week with very little cash, especially if you go to Salvation Army on Wednesday, which is 1/2 price day around here. Right around that time it hit me, I can start a Vintage Sheet Quilting Bee. With Katie's blessing, I went ahead and posted about it. That was about a month ago. Today, I'm happy to say, we have enough gals participating to have two Bee Vintage bees! I'm super excited to have started this, and can't wait to get to know all of my new friends better. So now, I have a bee, I have online quilty friends, still don't know Elizabeth, but Virtual Quilting World - I have arrived!