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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I HAVE MET A STITCHER

Hi friends! I woke up yesterday to find an email from our friend Chris. She was in Wisconsin, working for one day. She was working 25 minutes from our home!Well we arranged for Chris to come on over to our house after work.

I was so excited and happy all day. You see, I had never met another stitching friend! I really wanted to stitch something for Chris, but oh my! The time. With only hours to start and complete a gift, whatever should I do? Well, I went with what I have become rather good at this year. Can you guess? Yes, a bookmark.
 I found coordinating green fabrics. Green is Chris' favorite color. I found sweet cats to stitch up. I knew I wanted to stitch Beau and Binx. I forgot to take a picture! duh. Chris shared this one with me. :)

Here we are at our home.
Chris got to meet the whole family. Mabel and Henry included. Mabel can be a ham when we have visitors. Chris wanted to take a picture of her. Every time Chris was ready to take a picture, Mabel would turn her face. So sassy!

Sweet Chris brought me these. Lovely red geraniums.
There is little Mabel sniffing the flowers.

Chris and I went to dinner at one of our favorite burger and custard restaurants. Chris had never had frozen custard! We both had Red Raspberry. She liked it very much. :) Being the nice person that she is, she even bought custard to take home for the family. What a thoughtful, kind thing to do.

I showed Chris our downtown village area and the Falls that are responsible for our village name. Chris had to get up early. I mean really early (way before the sun) for an early flight the next morning. I am so very glad that we got to meet. What a great experience. Thank you Chris.

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I received a very wonderful package all the way from Australia! Our friend Noni sent me lovely, pink fabrics.
Hooray! Thank you so much Noni. I now need only 9, yes, 9 more pink fabrics. I am so very close to beginning work on this pink charm quilt. Soon. Very soon. I am busy making gifts for friends first.
EDIT: I have been to JoAnn. I bought the last 9 pink fabrics!! I need ZERO more pink fabrics! Hip hip hooray!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

30 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

I got to meet Chris back in March she is just a wonderful person!

butterfly said...

How lovely to meet up with Chris, what a great day you must have had. hugs.

Barbara said...

How wonderful for you Vickie. It's always nice to meet fellow stitchers and compare notes. We never seem to run out of things to talk about.

Hugs

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Isn't it wonderful when you can meet up with people that share the same love of a hobby as you? I am so glad you met Chris and had a stellar time! HURRAY!
I love your new photo in the sidebar too, pretty, pretty girl :)
have a fantastic day!

Vicki said...

How exciting!

Angela P said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time :)

gominam said...

Talented creative ladies unite! Lovely photos:)

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

How nice to meet each other like this! Great!
Wow, I'm so glad you're nearly there with your pink fabrics, hurray!

Take care,dear friend.
Love, Carolien

Michelle said...

How lovely so glad you had a nice time together x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

How neat that you got to meet with Chris, blogging is a lovely community.

Melissa said...

How wonderful you got to meet up with Chris! She seems like such a lovely person.

Lovely gift from your Australian friend too.

marly said...

How nice! I don't know how she keeps that pace of work/travel and still finds time for sites and friends. And you create a stitchery gift in a flash!

Dee said...

Sound like you had a great evening.

rosey175 said...

Yay for meeting up with a fellow stitchy blogger! I can just imagine your lightning needles popping out another bookmark haha. I don't think I've ever had a frozen custard before either! Glad you had such a lovely time~ :D

Margaret said...

So so cool that you got to meet Chris! I absolutely love the pic of you two together! Just wonderful! Glad you two had a fun time together!

Lesley said...

What a lovely meeting,love the photo of you both.

Brigitte said...

Oh Vickie, this is so great to have the chance to meet a fellow stitcher and blogger in person. You seem to have spent a wonderful day together.

Justine said...

What a lovely surprise to find Chris was in your area! Sounds like a great meeting of fellow stitchers.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun visit! I'm glad you two could spend some time together.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh, that's so lovely! So glad you got to meet a stitching friend. And congratulations on getting all your fabrics! :D

Patty C. said...

Glad you enjoyed meeting a fellow stitcher ..

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Vickie,
Actually, I thought I had already commented on your post but now I see that it just is not so . So but now , your bookmark is very pretty again and how quickly you have conjured it for your meetings . I am very happy for you that you had a good time with your girlfriend . Wish you the allebeste your Sandra

Beth said...

How wonderful that you got to meet Chris! It sounds like you had a great time together.

Julie said...

What a wonderful time you two had together.

Mii Stitch said...

This is so nice to meet up with another stitcher friend! Looks like you had a great time :)

Lillie said...

It's always thrilling and a joy to meet another stitcher. So sweet of you to have Chris in your home and showing your town.
Both gifts going and received are very thoughtful gift.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great chance to meet up with a fellow stitcher. I bet the two of you didn't stop talking!
Sweet little bookmark too.

Sally said...

How wonderful that you got to meet Chris. What a lovely photo of the 2 of you.

Maggee said...

Oh, I love that picture of you two! It IS nice to meet a stitcher, when there are no outlets like a shop nearby! If only we lived a little bit closer, I would take a road trip! Congrats on meeting your pink goal! The quilt will be magnanimous! Hugs!

Jackie said...

How cool that you and Chris got to meet! It sounds like you had a great time. I've never had frozen custard either. How is it different than ice cream? It sounds like it is richer.