Thursday, August 9, 2012

Meeting a Blogger Friend!

We all make connections in the crafty blogging world and once in awhile we actually get to meet a fellow blogger!  Last Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet up with Brenda, "Bumblebees and Butterflies" and what a great time it was!  We talked about this over a year ago and have been literally doing a count down since January!   I will try to keep this as brief as possible, but it was quite the day and I have got to show you the lovely gifts that I received from Brenda and Lucy!  I was almost brought to tears with the unbelievable beauty and generosity, which was so unexpected. 
Ken, Brenda, Me, Steve
We decided we would meet for lunch at BJ's to start our day and we even had a fabulous server, which adds to the nice experience.  At first it was nice to sit outside on the patio, but it became quite hot, so we moved inside!  Brenda had her first Margarita and for those who might believe I would corrupt this sweetheart (Lucy and Marjie), she left us the same lovely lady!  There was never an awkward or silent moment among the four of us.  Yes, we brought the husbands along and they were as chatty as we were!!  It really was a great time!
Our First stop after BJ's, was to visit a Michael's as Brenda had heard so much of this craft store! 
Next stop was Scrapbooking Made Simple, where I knew there was a sale going on and since it is a pretty large store, I was hoping there would be time for Brenda to have a look!  Well we did a little damage there as well! 

Now I need to share with you all the lovely gifts that were given to me!  I was actually embarrassed as to the immense amount of treasures that my sweet friends gave to me!  Oh, but I do love them and can't thank Brenda and Lucy enough!  Here we go!
We sit down and start to talk a little at the restaurant and Brenda hands me a bag with tissue wrapped items.  First she hands me something from Lucy, "True Colours."  Now I was floored and not from the Margarita! 
Oh So Lovely!

Inside Pretties!

Sweet Inside and Out!
I have long loved Lucy's alterations of hand bags and shoes, but never expected I would be the most lucky recipient of one!  Is this not gorgeous and notice the "Friendship" and that is what we share!  There were even some lovely trims tucked inside and a very sweet card!  Thank you so much, Lucy!  I will always treasure your kindness and I just love my little purse!  Someday soon, we also shall meet!  Lucy is the one who got me all worked up over shrink plastic, clay moulds and using seed beads!  I even signed up for her online class to learn about making moulds and it was so worth it! 

Speaking of generosity, look at what Brenda presented me with!  Like I said, I was overwhelmed!  Each piece is more gorgeous in real life, than I can capture in a picture and especially with my camera.  I won't go into describing each piece as I know Brenda will take care of that, but just feast your eyes on these works of art!  Thank you so much Brenda, for the most lovely gifts and mostly for the friendship that I will always cherish!
Love this Tag!

How Fun Is This?
Photo Journal

Beautiful Altered Box!

Inside the box!

Treasures inside!

I know this was a long post with many pictures, but I wanted you all to share in a special day I shared with Brenda and Lucy!  I feel so blessed to be a part of this blogging world and for all the friendships that have developed.  Each and everyone of you are special to me and I appreciate the time you take to visit and comment!  Thank you!


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, lots of gorgeous stuff! looks like you all had a wonderful day! Valerie

Carla said...

Wow looks like you guys had a great visit! FUN FUN

Unknown said...

How fabulous Terry and how wonderful that you were finally able to meet up so glad that you both had a wonderful time Hugs Elaine

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is that! Looks like you had a wonderful day- mmmmm Margarita's.....and what fabulous gifts!

Brenda Brown said...

Luv ya my friend. It was The MOST FABULOUS day and I will treasure it for ever

Kathyk said...

WOW - what a meeting that must have been? And what treasures you now have in addition to the memories of meeting Brenda and Lucy.

And NOW Brenda understands when we all mutter "Michaels" and "40% discount" under out breaths!!!!

Thanks for sharing your meeting


Marjie Kemper said...

What a great post! It's really great to see the pics, and I can't get over how showered you were with gifts... what a lucky lady! Perhaps I was confused... did Brenda arrive with the "keep calm and have a drink" notebook? Maybe I should've worried about her corrupting YOU in stead. Nope? Too late? xx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful treasures Terry, so nice of both of them to shower you with all that love!

Anonymous said...

It just looks like the most special of days Terry and the photos exude fun and warmth, which is what friendship should always be about.
Such amazing gifts from both ladies.
So glad you took the time to share with us.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooooow, it certainly sounds like you gals had a fantastic time! Oh, I so wish I was there, too!!! Big hugs xxxx

Krisha said...

Luck Lady, makes most of us jealous, not the goodies (all though they do come in a strong second) but to meet blogger friends. Looks like you had tons of fun, like my margaritas on the rocks, just in case we have a chance to meet one day. LOL

Claire said...

Me too! It looks like you all had a fabulous time and what beautiful gifts too. Thanks for sharing such special pics Terry
Claire xx

Meggymay said...

Looks like you both had a fabulous day. The goodies will be memories for ever.
Yvonne x

Words and Pictures said...

How wonderful to make that connection in real life as well as blogland. Sounds like a wonderful time, and marvellous gifts!
Alison x

Sue said...

How lovely to read your post today Terry. It sounds like you had a really wonderful day with two special friends. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. The gifts they gave you are stunning and I am sure you will treasure them.
Hug Sue

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Looks like you had a really fabulous day! Wow so jealous.... Wonderful items! It's always nice to meet other crafters let alone crafters you know virtually :-)
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment :-) it means a lot
Huggles Lisa xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Looks like you had a fabulous day with Brenda and lucky Brenda - craft shopping in Michael's. (sounds like the best craft shop in the world).
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Thanks for sharing Terry! I am so happy for you, Brenda and Lucy to have had TH's special time together. Best wishes, Yvonne

Julia S-W said...

Wow! Such absolutely beautiful treasures - difficult to pick a favourite really. You will treasure the memories of your day together forever. Two very lucky ladies and we get to share it too!

Pam said...

How fun to meet a blogging friend!! And such lovely gifts they made!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!!!

Shelley said...

Fun, fun, fun! I have also meet several online friends over the years (I used to be online a LOT more, lol) and it is always so wonderful to finally meet the friend you've had for years and hear their voice. Glad you got to meet her!

Ellie Knol said...

You had fun together, I can see that!

Netty said...

Beautiful gifts Terry. Great to see and read all about your days adventures. x

Unknown said...

Oh Terry how absolutely wonderful to have met your blogger friend, we've both had similar experiences this week ;-) Don't you just feel absolutely rich, to have friends like this, to share things you both love and like? I am so happy for you and you've been given such lovely gifts, enjoy, but you will cherish this forever!

Janny Jager said...

What a fun to meet a Blogger friend.
Looks like you have a wonderfull together
Nice gifts you have received and also the ones you hve made for here.

Greetings Janny

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Looks like you've had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing the photos. You got wonderful gifts :)

Unknown said...

Wow you are lucky. I've not been lucky enough to see Brenda's craft in real life but I have seen Lucy's bag and it's gorgeous! What a lovely day. Thanks for sharing - its given me that warm and fuzzy feel!

Anonymous said...

Wow Terry what an amazing time you've had. It's so wonderful to meet in person those that we meet regularly online. It will be a day you'll treasure for a long time. Sue C x

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh Terry! Did those girls spoil you or what!!! WOW such talent.
Beautiful gifts from beautiful ladies! What a wonderful day you spent together.
hugs Lynn

Maria Ontiveros said...

I have loved every single blog friend I have met in person.

Unknown said...

Do you like to Send gifts to Pakistan to your blogger friend?

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely day you've had together and wow you're spoiled with gorgeous artwork and gifts!
Great :-)
Happy memories!

greetings, Alie :-)

Unknown said...

oh my goodness.. It looks like the perfect day. Visiting with friends and going to a craft store. It doesn't get any better than that. I enjoyed seeing the photos, thanks for sharing them and I love seeing all the goodies you got. That hand bag is so cool. You are so sweet and I am sure they thought the same of you!


Carol W. said...

How fabulous that not only did you get to meet Brenda but spend some time with her. I have visited with several blog friends but have not the privilege to meet face-to-face. Beautiful treasures she presented you! Thank you for sharing.

toni said...

How lovely! It looks like you all had a fabulous time and what beautiful gifts. These things mean so much than anything money can buy xx

Michele said...

oh Terry wow! what a splendid day! and the gifts you got! you must have been blown comepletely away. you did a beautful job describing your wonderful time and displying this gorgeous art. incredible. have a great week. xo

Lucy Edmondson said...

Well, I for one would be happy to see more photos of your wonderful day with Brenda! Meeting up with blogging friends is not always possible but it is wonderful when we can achieve it. You look so beautiful, and your hubby looks very cute too!

Lucy x

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