09 July, 2011

Blog Summit


These great blogging minds convened today to solve the world's problems and eat some very tasty Mexican food at the same time. Well, in all seriousness, we probably didn't solve all of the problems and the summit is a nod to our mountain area location... but the minds are great and the conversation was easy and comfortable; just like old friends who pick up and leave off with ease. Salem Stitcher (l) and I met up with Nancy(r) for the very first time; our in-real-life rendezvous has been planned for many months. I was so excited last night I could barely sleep, anticipating this get-together. Nancy came into my life when she visited my blog and left a comment in October, 2006; it was clear we had a lot in common and we have "visited" back and forth ever since. Nancy is every bit as delightful in person as she is in her blog; that was no surprise to me! After all, we've known each other for almost five years! She brought both S.S. and me a well-made and ample tote, designed for fabric shopping trips, that she made for us from pretty and delicate William Morris prints. What were we to do? We had to put them to good use... right? Of course, that was required! A quick trip up the road to a well-stocked (it was when we arrived...) quilt shop put the bag's capacity and strength to the test. They passed beautifully! I will use mine all the time.Before I knew it we were dropping Nancy off at her car and, sadly, the summit had concluded; it was time to head home. We quickly spoke of future visits, (perhaps next time somewhere near Philadelphia?), exchanged hugs and went our separate ways. Next time, we'll pick right back up where we left off, of that I have no doubt. I am left this evening with warm and happy memories of a wonderful day, great friends and a very large totebag full of treasures! What could be better than that?

Life is Good!



15 comments:

Pat said...

Awwww, what a nice post! I'm so glad you finally were able to meet in person and to share some retail therapy.

Janet O. said...

What fun, what fun!! Someday, when I grow up in the blogging world I hope to meet some of these nice people in person!--However, I haven't encountered any yet that live remotely near me.
You are a sweetheart and you deserve such nice friends!

Joyce said...

Friends of all kinds are like gold in your pocket.Worth a ton!!!!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a wonderful day for the three of you! Thank you for sharing the photos!

Amy said...

Wow, dreams really do come true! It was fun reading about the summit. Thanks for sharing!

AnnieO said...

Terrific that you three bright and talented women were working on the problems of the world. I feel safer! Glad it was a good time and ended by buying fabric and putting into a handmade gift. Just right!

Ancestor Collector said...

It's so nice that you finally got to meet! And I do believe I saw those tote bags on Nancy's blog back at the end of June. ;-) She was making them for summer gifts during her "bag frenzy". What wonderful gifts! So glad you had a great day.

*karendianne. said...

What a special moment in time! Thanks for sharing. :)

Helen said...

What a wonderful post. Glad you had such a good time and got to meet in real-time real-life!

I must admit, I'm a bit jealous!

Karen said...

How nice for the three of you to meet! Hope you do it again.

lindsey said...

That must have been great fub to all get together. Lovely totes, I really like William Morris. There are some National Trust houses that we have visted that our decorated with WM fabric and wall papers...beautiful. So glad you managed to check out the usefulness of your totes!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

What fun!! :)

LizA. said...

How fun! Your smiles tell me that you guys had a blast!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I so love to see the three of you together!! You are ALL wonderful in my opinion!!

Bonnie

Angie said...

What a WONDERFUL day!! I want to be one of the 'in' crowd too!! :D Love those totes!