Real Life – Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday: In Real Life


Today I’m linking up with The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday

The rules are simple, just write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt she gives.
Here we go.  Ready?  Begin.


Real life is messy, time consuming, and sometimes expensive. Online life can be part of our real lives. Sometimes we depend on our online friends to be available at 2 am when the night and loneliness terrorizes us. Our real, in person, friends would be willing to wake up and be there for us, but we don’t want to wake them.

Sometimes we can tell our online friends of our pain, pain we don’t want to share with the in-person friends.

Other times our online friends can introduce us to new things. We can learn new ways to make a quilt, or new quilt patterns. Online friends will have tutorials for us, showing us how to master difficult quilting tasks.

While our online friends are available at odd times, and are willing to teach us new ideas and ways of accomplishing our goals, they don’t replace our real life friends. They add to our lives.

I hope you have both online and off-line (real life) friends to season your life.


I’m getting better at this five-minute thing, it almost makes sense. For some more interesting takes on this week’s prompt, check out some of the other bloggers, over at, The Gypsy Mama, who are also playing.

Today’s Tip: After finishing the final quilting, machine stitch around the edge of the quilt sewing the backing, batting, and quilt top together before cutting the excess backing and batting off. This keeps the three layers from separating, and making it difficult to add the binding.

2 thoughts on “Real Life – Five Minute Friday

  1. Martha Grimm Brady

    enjoyed your post. nice to read the post of a fellow quilter:) haven’t done as many this past couple of years. the babies have also been less prolific:) i have plenty of fabric so hope to get back to sewing soon!

    1. Nita Post author

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you are able to return to quilting. I find it relaxing and soothing, even when it gives me fits because it isn’t working like I want. 🙂 .

      Nita Beshear author/speaker/quiltmaker The Blog: Our Patchwork Lives

      My book: Devoted to Quilting Also available for Kindle,and the Nook


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