MAKERS HOME fabrics by Natalie Barnes from WINDHAM FABRICS

Wednesday, June 22, 2011



friendship comes in all shapes and sizes
it is the family we wish we had

it is our inspiration
our accountability

there are times that we struggle with it
and those are the times, I have found, that you must remind yourself
that your friend may be struggling too

one day one of my best girlfriends and I were at an outdoor quilt show
she is 5'-0" olive skinned, I am 5'-8" and blonde/blue
someone overheard our exchange and asked, 
"are you two sisters?"
and before I could say a word, my friend simply and calmly replied,
"if she was my sister, I would have killed her a long time ago!"

have patience
and be thankful for whatever kind of friendship you have

for it is truly the best gift of all
that friend that makes us more than the sum of who we already are
and urges us to be more than we could ever hope to be



mascanlon said...

Lovely post Natalie. I am blessed to have a few very good friends too.

quiltzyx said...

Friends are the family we pick for ourselves. I'm lucky to have an extended family-by-choice!

Rose Hughes said...

the best we can ever hope to be --- friends make it all possible! thanks Nat!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, and so true!
Jacque in SC

Nicole Morris said...

Hi Natalie! Hope you are doing well. I love this picture, and I too keep friends of all kinds. They are precious. See you soon!