Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Meeting!

Hello to all of you lovely people! Today is about friendship and mostly the ones we make though our little blogging world. I also am sharing the card below at Artistic Outpost if you would like to have a closer look and more details. Another blast from the past!
Now onto the "meeting" with my dear friend, Brenda! This is our third year of meeting and we became friends almost instantly in 2010 when we both became bloggers and connected via Gingersnap Creations at that time, I do believe! There were a few of us who started blogging around the same time and none of us ever thought of design teams or any thing of the sort! It just kind of happens as the natural course!
Here we are at Michael's, doing what we crafters do best!  There is a little bit of a funny story to add as Brenda and Ken were driving up from Garden Grove where they were staying with longtime friends. We were driving from the High Desert of Antelope Valley and I had sent Brenda our mobile numbers, but silly me never thought to get one they might be using! Well we got caught in traffic and it must have been an accident and in the Los Angeles area that can be really bad news. Well my phone was totally not behaving and not keeping a charge, so I rushed to FB to leave Brenda a message that we would be late and of course not thinking she has no WiFi or way to actually check her message! Duh, Duh, Duh! Then my phone is so getting ready to die and as luck would have it, Brenda calls! At that point we were only a few minutes away and they also were caught up in a little traffic, so all worked out and we had a great time!
Steve and Ken having quite the conversation while we were shopping! Brenda and I thought they sure had a lot to talk about and in fact they may have been more chatty that us!!! What a great feeling knowing they get along so well.
From Michael's we went on to share a meal at the Olive Garden, before heading off to JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts store. We actually did not go overboard with shopping as we did the first time we met! I am looking at Ken and Brenda at Steve. We never knew who to look at during the photo shoot!
And to balance the photo taken in the shade, here is one in the sun! It was a short visit, but we all still had a great time and even squeezed in a little coffee time, before heading back to our destinations! I know Brenda will be sharing more photos and I will have to check my hubby's phone camera as well. We were a little busy having fun, but did manage a few photos!

Our little blogging world becomes so much more real when we actually meet and share the stories of the other bloggers we have met and now are friends with IRL! So many of you I feel as if I have known for so long and I am blessed and more blessed as time allows the more personal touch! Oh and yes, Brenda gave me many UK hugs from so many of my DT Sisters and friends! I sure hope to meet you all one day! Thank you for sharing this visit with me and I hope your day is wonderful!

25 comments:

Buttons said...

So good to see you both doing what we all do best - enjoying your time together and shopping! Glad to hear you overcame technology and traffic to spend those very precious hours together. It is always such a joy to catch up with blogging friends irl. Huge hugs to you both, Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had such a good visit, and love the photos of you two lovely ladies. Good that you got together in spite of the hindrances of modern technology! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Ah well, the lovely Jenny has said it all already.... All so very true, I love meeting all my blogging friends, we are such a very real community!!! Lovely photos of you all, and I would just love to have a peep inside those shopping baskets. Well done though for restraining yourself! Olive Garden is one of my favourite restaurants, I always go there when I'm in the US. Oh your AO make looks lovely too, I shall check out the details now....

Redanne said...

It is so lovely to see your together and enjoying a good shop too - I can see quite a few things in both baskets! Blog friends really are the best and I too love meeting up with them in real life. The photos are are all beautiful and I look forward to seeing Brenda's too.

Your creation looks beautiful, I am going over to have a closer look. Big hugs, Anne xx

Chris Warner said...

BLC - a fab card and...... BIRDIES! lol Glad you had a great time shopping and catching up with Bren, it's so kewl to have DT friends. Glad you got your hugs too! Here's another! lol [hugs] Chris xxx

Artfully challenged said...

Beautiful card,love the pictures,it's so nice to see what a caring and friendly bunch the crafting world is,it's the best! Tell you what though,I am so jealous of all your lovely crafting stores in the US.....so much choice!!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and following my blog too,it's really appreciated.

Donna.x

Pam said...

How great to meet up with a blogging friend!! I would like to meet up one day too! Looks like you all had a great time!!!

Shirley Chillman said...

Those photos are fabulous TT thanks for sharing plus such a good time had by all from the looks of things.

Nearly forgot to say that your project for AO looks stunning.

Warm hugs from Shirl x x

Lucy Edmondson said...

How lovely that you got to meet for the third year running! Sending you a hug too!

Lucy x

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun day- would love to meet up IRL with you and so many blogging friends- what a blast! It is so nice the guys hit it off too- makes it even sweeter : ) Love your AO card- nice and bright and loving the nesting material and the wings too!

Paper Profusion said...

So lovely to see you both happily together. Love your AO card. Thanks for sharing with us all, Nicola x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous to see you both and having such a great time! Would love a peep in the baskets! Yes I agree Terry, we are all so lucky to have made such wonderful friends in the blogging world. Jennie x

PS love your card!

Linda R said...

How fun my friend! It's always fun to meet up with our blogging buddies! You guys look like you had some fun shopping! And I absolutely Love you card!!

Hugs~

Meggymay said...

Looks like you had a fantastic visit with each other, its good to meet in person. Great project as well.
Yvonne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I have been dipping in and out of blogland of late so I missed that Brenda was visiting you :( I wish I had been able to wish her a Bon Voyage and to pass on my Hello to you.
The photographs show us the depth and warmth there is between two friends and some good ole shopping time!
Your card is wonderful with that stunning texture for the background.

So lovely to manage to stop by and read this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card, great details. Thanks for sharing the photos, it's always a pleasure to meet friends :)

Brenda Brown said...

Love your beautiful card my friend and thanks for sharing these photos of us both. As Steve and Ken were standing side by side mine are more or less the same. It was wonderful meeting up with you again and sharing some precious time together and getting some shopping done. I did a bit more today, found a hobby lobby with 30% off TH products lol, got my watercolour set too, I was so lucky. Already looking forward to our next meet. Big hugs xxxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great make Terry and your pictures show a lovely meeting of the 4 of you...great feel isn't it!!
Enjoy!

Kind regards, Alie :-)

Ira Huberts said...

Oh yes, you are so right Terry, it is so wonderful to 'meet' so many different people from all over the world! Some have become dear pen pals, others have become really close friends. You have certainly enjoyed yourselves immensely by the look of those fine shots! Your creation is another masterpiece, superbly made! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

1CardCreator said...

Oh lucky you getting a chance to visit and share with Brenda, you two are both some of my favorite people! Beautiful card too, love the beautiful texture on it! ~Diane

Beth said...

another beauty my friend and it sounds like you had a very good visit with your friend Brenda.
Hugs

Michele said...

you have so much fun! i love it. and i adore the metallic greens and blues in your piece. gorgeous. xo

butterfly said...

Loved your card over at AO and left some love there, so I can focus on saying how lovely it is seeing the photos of you and Brenda. So glad to hear you the phones and traffic couldn't conspire to keep you apart... envying both the trip to Michaels and the sunshine!
Alison xx

Marjie Kemper said...

I love these pics, Terry, and I was smiling knowing you two were spending time together again. The shot of the two hubbies in Michaels is priceless! Hope someday you and I get the chance. Hugs from NY!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, so good to see you have met up with Brenda again this year. Looks like you're enjoying your time shopping even if you didn't spend to much.
Avril xx

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