Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Make New Friends, But Keep The Old...
I haven't been very crafty this week. But, I'm ok with that...
In fact, the only thing I've sewn this week is a badge on the Girl Scout vest of the most adorable little ten year old across the street. While I was sewing the badge on (which took all of about 14 seconds) I started singing that old Girl Scout song, "Make New Friends, But Keep The Old..." and it brought a smile to my face.
It also occurred to me that the song is a perfect summation of crafty blog land for me. As many folks have done, I started this blog for my mom and my best friends so that they could check out my craftiness at their leisure and so they didn't start hating me because I was filling up their in-boxes with posts about "Katie's Crappy Crafts" as they are lovingly referred to in my circle of "old friends" :)
It became an awesome added bonus to make new blog friends and to become a part, however small, of the blogging community. Heck, I even made a bloggy best friend in Katie over at Paisley and Polka Dots!
So, in a week where my priorities have to be work, school, the fuzzes and seeing my husband for at least ten minutes a day, I can still appreciate the cool opportunities that blog land has brought me and the really amazing people I have befriended.
I know my "old friends" aren't going anywhere, and I can't wait to keep making "new ones", so even though I can't get the song out of my head, it is a cute reminder that we always have room in our hearts for new friends.
Those Girl Scouts really know how to keep it all in perspective, don't they? Oh, and I'm pretty sure without those cookies the world might stop turning :)