i’m pretty sure the first time i saw mention of this excellent idea was over at stitches and seams. i was completely fascinated by the idea of this group crafting party on my absolute favorite night for staying in and having some fun with a project. at my age, i know, i should be out painting the town or something, but truthfully, i prefer to observe friday night in the spirit (not the letter) of my jewish upbringing: as separate from the rest of the week, as a quiet, special place for personal growth. over the years this has meant many things, be it a special evening out with friends (dinner and a movie is a classic for a reason, after all) following evening services; to getting home from the Capitol building (where i used to work) and making a special dessert; to walking home from my office on 48th Street and making a huge dinner and watching a classic Hitchcock flick (notorious is my special favorite).
from my flickr – part of a photo series i did in 2006-2007 entitled “fridays”
these days, friday night means my favorite leftovers from the week, a good TV series on DVD–harpers island this time, in honor of halloween–my shabbos candles that my mother bought me in israel, and a lot of sewing. so i love the idea of a friday night sew-in. makes my current friday night ritual seem that much more official! according to blog hosts heidi and bobbi, these are the rules:
- sign up on the link with your blog/web address. blog about it and invite everyone you know!
- on friday 10/21/11 make something FUN. get your comfy clothes on and CRAFT until you cant go anymore.
- saturday 10/22/11 be sure and blog about your project. post some pictures, talk about your night, surf other blogs to see what everyone else did.
- sunday 10/23/11 check back on my blog for the lucky winners picked by random.org
should i set some goals? will i just jinx myself? at any rate, these are the things i am working on this week: