Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A FUN FUN DAY

Today was the day I got to meet with Mary and what a day it was. We decided to meet for lunch and I suggested my favorite buffet. I knew the food would be good but also it would be quiet enough so we could chat and they never give you the bums rush to eat and clear out so they can clean your table. You would have thought we had known each other since were we kids. We ate and chatted and ate some more and chatted a lot more and exchanged gifts we had made for each other. She made me the wonderful Froggie Bag you will see in the second picture and I gave her one of the Cupcake pincushions and a scissor fob. I think lunch took us at least a hour and a half and was so enjoyable. After lunch we headed for my LNS. It was a real treat for me to see Mary's face light up when she saw all the fun stuff. She doesn't have a LNS where she lives so I'm sure she really enjoyed seeing all the charts, threads and fabric up close and personal

We both did a little damage to the pocketbook and was able to enable each other. After this we went to the Super JoAnn's. Mary works in a regular JoAnn's and had never been to a Super Store. She knew they were having a clearance on some of the fabrics and we couldn't resist a clearance sale could we. She found several pieces of Aida and I found a couple pieces of Linen.

It was one of the best days I've had in a very long time. A girls day out with someone I hope I get to spend time with again. I only wish I could meet more of my online stitching buddies and that we could all get together in person for a wonderful day like today.


Mary and Me at the LNS

Froggie Bag from Mary
isn't it the cutest thing and it is lined with
the same green fabric as the pocket with a big
pocket inside. It will hold lots of stitching goodies
for when I go out.
My New Stash.....

















No stitching today but for a day like today I would gladly give up a day of stitching
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching


18 comments:

Gabi said...

What a cute picture of you and Mary. And boy, would I love to be in that shop too. That bag Mary made you looks really great. And so nice to hear what a fun day you two had together. :)
Oh...and great stash too...lol. Almost forgot that one.

Sadie said...

Sounds like you both had a wonderful day. The bag is really cute and lovely stash too!

Lou's addictions said...

Sounds like you both had a ball!! It would be great to meet up with the guys met on line

Vicky L said...

What a great day you had! I love the bag Mary made for you. Great stash too.

Trecie said...

What a lovely day for you both. Thanks for sharing the pictures and your day.

Lisa said...

How awesome to meet up with stitching friends - whether met from blogs, in RR or exchanges. This is something that I got an opportunity to do last weekend - and when you get to talking, it feels like you have know the person for a long time.
I love the Froggy bag! Thank you for posting the photos.
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Patricia said...

awesome so glad you two got to meet. look like an awesome time!
HUGS
Patty

Lizzy said...

How lovely to meet and spend the day with one of your stitchy friends, Rene! It sounds like you both had such a fun day! And what a wonderful photo of the two of you and my goodness, but your LNS looks fabulous!!! Love all the gorgeous finishes on the walls... I don't have an LNS nearby either, the closest one is about an hour and a half away and I don't get to make the trip often...

And what a lovely froggy bag Mary made for you! And I love all your stash! Tea and Stitches is gorgeous!

Emily said...

Glad you and Mary had a nice day. Looks like you got some nice stuff too.

Donna said...

So much fun! Good friends, good shopping, good food, what more could you want?

Carolyn NC said...

Great picture of both you and Mary! Sounds like such a fun day. Glad you were able to meet up and get to know each other. Great new stash! I must have missed that one by VS and the Tea and Stitches - so pretty!

EvalinaMaria said...

I love your pictures, thank you for sharing. There is noting better than a day filled with joy, good food, friends and shopping!

htimcj said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day! I like the bag and the great stash!
Heidi-ILCS

Katrien said...

Sound like a great day. Love the pic of you both.
Katrien - ILCS

Nancy said...

I know how fun it is to meet up with people in the group! Sounds like the perfect day and you picked up some great charts! Love the bag, should help you out when you are shopping! The cupcake is really cute too!

Kelly said...

Glad you both had a great time. Love the charts and the bag is so cute! xx

Becky J said...

Your bag is so cute. Love the new stash you got.

Cindy F. said...

Great pic of you and Mary! What an awesome day and fun new stash!