"Pink Doxies" Meets "Musings of a Menopausal Melon"
What happens when two quilting bloggers strike up a long running conversation online, and it blossoms into a warm friendship? They decide they must meet in person, of course.
Have others ever told you your online cyber relationships weren't really true friends? Look at our smiles. We would like to help you shake that myth.
Sandra, dear husband, and dogs trekked to our home from theirs in Canada last week arriving late one afternoon. Shortly after arrival, we discovered her 2 and my 3 dogs did not get on at all, and there was some shuffling of animals in and out to keep everyone happy. We, on the other hand, were totally enchanted to be together!
While I wish I had lots of pictures to share, I will send you over to her first post about the trip. We spent ever second of our time together talking and sharing. She's vibrant and joyful, and exactly the same person as her online self. Only once did we realize we had missed taking photos, but just laughed saying this will not be our only visit!
Wasn't she sweet to bring me one of her gorgeous Pyramid Pouches and a coveted Angela Walter's cup? Her pattern is on the Moda Bake Shop, and you can download it for free. How special are the Art Gallery fabrics she chose for me, and Pink!
Early the following morning, I took Sandra and MacGyver off to my favorite local quilt store via 'the long way around'. We made several stops along the way to visit local sites, and Sandra literally squealed several times as we slowed on the country roads for the horse drawn traffic. Our food was local, and I couldn't have hand picked better weather, but I think the quilt store was her jaw-dropping favorite. Read her post about running into someone she knows from Florida! Miller's Dry Goods is in the background of our top picture, and I've posted more about it here. Sandra posted her new stash and other fun things here, and I will let you have a peek of mine.
It was sad when our time was over. I assure you that we are friends 'cut from the same fabric', as my daughter said. Peas in a pod. Online friendships are not pretend, and if you have that special stitchy friend out there, please try to find a way to meet up. Skype, Face Time, call, or connect in real life. It may amaze you both to find out how valid that friendship actually is.
Blessings to all of you and your online friends.
We are truly friends of the heart.
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go wash up that stash today.