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I don’t have a Nine-to-Five-Sitting-in-an-Office job so I don’t dread Mondays like some people do. My Monday mornings are usually a mix of domestic chores, organising teaching notes or marking, and checking appointments for the week.

Today was one of those particularly nice Mondays when the American International Women’s Club of Cologne (AIWCC) gets together for Stitch ‘n’ Bitch!

American International Women’s Club of Cologne (AIWCC) Logo

We are a very varied group of crafters. Most of us knit, some of us crochet. Several do other kinds of needlework too, like counted cross-stitch embroidery, but these are less compatible with chatting! Although numbers drop during the summer months we usually expect between ten and fifteen people each time. There were a round ten of us today. We get together once a month – some might feel that’s not very often but it helps to make our get-togethers special.

Today’s Stitch ‘n’ Bitch was extra special for a number of reasons: a member who’d moved back to the US last December came along as she’s in town this week. It was great to catch up in person. I was also given some lovely knitterly birthday presents today (I’m a Valentine’s baby). Monday, Monday, so good to me!

 collage - sock book pincushion and shawl pin