Yesterday I went to lunch with the very talented Kirsty.
Would you believe that we met through our blogs? I saw that she came to Townsville occasionally and made a leap of faith in asking to her catch up for a morning tea. Sussanah was convinced that she wouldn’t be a quilter at all when I met her, let alone a lady. Sussanah told me that only hairy men posing as quilters wanted to meet up over the internet for morning tea. Kirsty, however, is a girl and a quilter and just my sort of person. We found plenty of common ground for discussion and have continued to meet regularly ever since. (Sussanah is now a blogger, so has become a hairy man)
Kirsty and I have formed a little club – a business women’s club. We both have ambitions in the quilting field, we both have ideas and aspirations. It is difficult for each of us to achieve these ideals alone. Firstly, there is motivation – it is so easy to procrastinate when you have only to answer to yourself. Secondly, there is self promotion – let’s face it, we won’t get any where unless we talk ourselves up. This is not easy for Australian women. It is, culturally, not accepted or appreciated to appear to promote yourself. We do not, as a society, really like those who are up themselves and sit back in quiet anticipation of their fall from grace. (case in point – Lleyton Hewitt (not a girl, I know), Dannii Minogue – I could go on)
Basically Kirsty and I are sounding boards for each other’s ideas. We offer an ear and occasional advice. We are willing to talk the other up to the right people. (much easier than promoting yourself!)
So… our lunch
grilled chicken, mango and avocado
We wrote three goals into our matching diaries. We will meet again next month to review (and eat more food).
At the end of lunch Kirsty presented me with two inspirational magnets
Watch out for us…. We’re sure to go far!