Honeybees depend not only on physical contact with the colony, but also require it's social companionship and support. Isolate a honeybee from her sisters and she will soon die.
The Queen Must Die and Other Affairs of Bees and Men
Winter in New England can be interminably long. The days are short and the long cold nights seem endless at times, so when SPA rolls around in February the grrls(and Dave) are ready to spend some long awaited quality time together and have some fun....and fun was had by all for sure!
I did managed to get Oh!Canada blocked and ready for her SPA debut and she was very well received. Anne's pattern flew off of the table and it's easy to understand why. The pattern is such a relaxing and rewarding knit...each and every stitch is a joy. I was sad to finish this stole but I am looking forward to finally wearing her!
Going back to that sisterhood thing, I have to say that I was completely blown away by the generosity of my sisters in the various ways that they looked out for me this weekend. Treats from Starbucks.....offers of help when unpacking and packing.... and when I was frantically looking for ones and fives for change, the grrls were there to help me out.
Fiber people are by far the most generous of all souls that I have ever met in my various walks of life!
My dear friend Terry, made sure that I had some fabulous, out of this world, yummy hot tea throughout the weekend and I swear, she may just convert this life long coffee drinker. She has some of THE most fabulous teas ever! Thank YOU Terry!!!
I think this pictures sums up the whole weekend.
Love you grrls!!!