With the exception of your online stitching friends, do you have any other stitching buddies? Well, my best pal got me into stitching. She used to stitch in college. When I graduated, I decided to make her a wedding sampler. So even though she didn't teach me, she lured me in. We used to attend SOXS in various areas together, now we go to camp in Tulsa. And I have camp stitching buddies who I see once a year.
When I was in grad school I had two stitching buddies; we would go to CATS up in Sacramento together, and gtg pretty regularly. One of them didn't stitch until we converted her. Her second project was TW's Castle, so she got into it pretty quickly. During the summer, more people would join us, knitters and crocheters mostly. But it's all needles and string.
I am trying to gtg irl with some of the local bloggers: Mia, Dianne, Jenna, and maybe Mindy and Lee. Will they count as online friends or other once we make a plan?