you can pooh-pooh Facebook all you like, but it seems it does have its uses!
Just as I had almost given up hope of finding a long lost friend, after seven years of trying many, many different avenues, Facebook has come to my rescue :)
Danielle & I met through a serendipitous housing situation. I was in a 4BR rental house and just about to start my Fine Art degree, and my three housemates were just finishing their studies and looking for new (better) digs, and she had to move from the shared rental she was in. I put up an ad for housemates and Dan was the first person who knocked on the door.
It was like we'd known each other all our lives. She moved in that weekend and we spent the next three years drinking lots, laughing lots, playing up all over town, and watching a rotating group of housemates pass through "our" house.
When we finally moved out (both to follow boys - go figure?!) we still kept in contact, but then I got married, had a baby and moved to the 'burbs, and she moved to France, then Scotland. It was during this last move to the Bonnie-land that we lost touch - email addresses changing, shifting houses, phones disconnected...all those things that happen in life, and before you know it - poof!
Through the magic of Facebook though, we are finally back in touch, and the missing seven years have all but disappeared. However, I did discover she is to be married this April!
Lily's been asked to perform flower-girl duties at the ceremony, which are to be held against the stunning backdrop of the Grampians.
So naturally, I've been knitting - those mountains can get cold!
The bridesmaids are in a soft sage green; Lily's wearing ivory to match the bride, so I made a little shrug for her to tone in with the wedding party, using some specially dyed Wired for Fibre merino
Dan was bridesmaid at my wedding all those years ago, and I cannot wait to see her marry her fella.
and without Facebook, I would never have been able to :)
and of course, Lily's thrilled to be a flower-girl once more and to have a new shrug, which is already working its way into wardrobe circulation!