Alright bloggers....In Lana's absence I thought I would (hack) I mean fill in for her while she is away visiting family. I thought it would be fun and uplifting for her to come back home with some fun posts from her blogging friends. So here goes......a little history of how Lana and I became friends.
Lana and I met in 1992/1993 at church in Kilgore Tx. She was very friendly and truly reached out to me and our family. She invited me to work with her on making some gift baskets for the lady missionaries that were speaking to our church at the time. Since we both have the creative bug we really hit it off! That was just the beginning. Lots of times we would find ourselves sitting out front of our kids school (sometimes still in our pj's) for hours just chatting in our cars, or we would visit each others homes and clean together or do laundry or decorate wreaths. We experienced our childrens childhood diseases together and learned all about lice and other yucky bugs.
She also had to play "mom" at my daughters birthday as I was in the hospital giving birth to my youngest son.
Through the years and now miles we have remained close. She has taught me many things and supported me when I needed help or just and ear to vent to when life seems so hectic and frustrating. She has even pursuaded my husband and I to buy land in West Texas very near her ranch so we can retire together and have a quilting shop! None of which I know anything about.
As with any woman our talents grow and change. Some become our main interest until we find a new love. Lana is no different. She has many wonderful talents besides being a wonderful seamstress/quilter. She also has a beautiful singing voice. She can tole paint, cut hair, photography and even calligraphy. These are just a few but I hope you can see that Lana is a special person. So, since Lana is my "chosen" sister I would love to hear about your best friends. How you met...a special talent or how they have been a blessing in your life.
I pray you all have had a great Friday night sew in and weekend. Lets make this next week a positive one!
.....in her absence, Patty