a tale of two friends, two crafts, two cities

We are Annie and Laura. Friends for over fifteen years. Once, we spent a year together in a tiny, hot room in Thailand. Now, we live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic ocean.

As time has gone by, we have discovered that the ties that bind us are strengthened by a shared love of all things crafty. 
Annie is more of a sewer than a knitter, preferring to do things 'free style' rather than work from a pattern. Laura is more of a knitter than a sewer, fastidiously following patterns to try and learn the 'right' way to make things.

The title of our blog comes from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and it describes Madame Defarge, who knitted "with nimble fingers and steady eyebrows and said nothing".

Whilst we certainly don't restrict ourselves to knitting alone -and indeed our crafting is an entirely positive experience, a far cry from Madame Defarge's ominous activities- nonetheless it is an appropriate description of the act of stitching, whether with yarn or with thread, two large needles or one tiny one. 

As we are writing to one another across the Atlantic, it also seems fair to suggest that ours too is in part a tale of two cities. Unlike Madame Defarge, however, we both have plenty to say.

We write to each other often, with updates on our lives, our loves, and most of all our adventures in crafting. These are our letters. We hope that you'll enjoy reading them and that you'll think about joining in the conversation by leaving us a comment. As you're about to discover, we really do love to chat...

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