Even though I am co-teaching a beginner sewing class with a friend of mine on Tue and Thu evenings starting next week, not to mention, of course, the billion-and-one kid activities I run a taxi service for, I still think it would be cool to have a night once-a-month where anyone who wanted to could bring their sewing machine to my dining room and just work on something.
Of course it would be easiest if we were all working on the same thing, say, for example, this fun felt food, or a ridiculously easy quilt pattern. Or we could even leave the machines at home and have "scrap night" where we all brought a bag of scraps and made yo-yos. (To which, I just found out recently that there is a thing known as a yo-yo maker and you can pump them out by the dozens. I guess that is what the plastic things are in the picture.) Or notecards even.
I truly think that creative people feed off of each other. For me it is so much better than any therapist's couch or mood-altering drug (not that I know, of course, just sayin'). When I get time to create things with my hands, I am happier and have tons more energy.