One of the things I enjoy about my stitch nights is listening to the conversations as they swirl around the room. We talk about so many things - some serious, some silly. But it's always interesting.
It's interesting because we are all different people, living in different situations and with different sensibilities. Some of those differences might divide us in other environments, but not when we're in a stitching room! So conversations flow and it's never dull.
And sometimes we re-visit old conversations.
For instance, one of our stitchers recently retired. In the months leading up to her retirement date, she was wondering what it would be like when she didn't have to dress for work every day. And since I am a fountain of unsolicited advise, I told her about the Fly Lady philosophy: Schlepping around at home all day in slippers or bare feet makes you feel less ambitious. You should put your shoes on every day because it will make you more productive.
Well, Nancy retired and then went South for a couple of winter months, so I didn't see her for a while. But we were sitting across from each other last night and she told me that I was wrong with my shoe advice. "Lee", she said, "It wasn't about wearing shoes. It was about putting on a bra. I was much more productive if I put on my bra."
Hmmm. I think she's right! Putting the girls where they belong tells me that I'm ready for the day...And setting them free at the end of the day tells me that I'm DONE.
What about you? What piece of clothing or accessory tells you you're ready to get down to business?