Saturday, July 11, 2009

Face to Face

Internet groups, boards, and blogs can literally open up the world to us as stitchers and otherwise. But we don't often get to meet some of our online friends face to face. However, I was privileged to meet Kathy (and Rory) when she came down to NC for vacation at the beach. We met at the house where they were staying and enjoyed a wonderful visit talking about everything. She's every bit as interesting and nice as I'd thought she was online. Her Irish setter, Rory, was beautiful and so well-behaved (must be nice.....lol).

When I left, there was no one to take our picture together, so we did the best we could. It was so bright you couldn't even tell what picture you were taking, but we tried.


Kathy gave me this really wonderful stitching bag with a gorgeous fob and scissors inside. I will truly treasure these.



I have something in the making for her, but had no chance to finish it before I got there. I'll be sending it to you, Kathy. Note the name on the bag - she got it at her LNS, which happens to have the same name as my LNS. Nice coincidence from NY to NC. Thanks so much for the visit and gifts, Kathy. We need to make this a yearly event.....:)

24 comments:

Nancy said...

So nice you got to meet! I have done it several times with several different people and it's always been a great experience!

Lizzy said...

Oh, how wonderful you and Kathy {and Rory} got to meet each other and talk stitching... And what better place than the gorgeous NC beaches! :)

Sounds like you two had a lovely visit, Carolyn! :) And Kathy's gifties for you are just beautiful! :)

Hugs and blessings in stitches always!

StitchinKat said...

You know too many of us Kathys Carolyn! You are going to have to number us or something...;-D

BTW, OUR Lazy Daizy has a Z, but that tote is cute...you should show it to Sarah! Let me know what day next week to do lunch...Tuesday or Wednesday?

Gillie said...

I can't believe you got the meet the beautiful Rory......! oh, and Kathy too! Just joking, Kathy, honest! I met up with an online friend today (probably the third or fourth time) and we had a lovely day too!

Rene la Frog said...

Sounds like you and Kathy had a great visit. The gift she made you is lovely. It's so much fun to meet with online friends, I have enjoyed everyone I have had a chance to get together with.

5footrunt said...

What a wonderful visit you two had. Hope you two can get together again.

Sandra said...

Wow That's one of my dreams!!! Hope to get some of my stitching friends in person one day!

Bet you had a lot of fun. The fob is gorgeous. As the scissors and the green bag, love that green! Lucky girl!

CindyMae said...

That is awesome that you got to meet Kathy and Rory!! It sounds like you had a nice time!

Karen said...

It's great the two of you got to meet up. I have met up with a PALS Cheryle from Canada here at my LNS a couple months ago and had a blast.
what a gorgeous irish setter she has. you mean to tell me Montana doesn't behave like he should??? LOL either do our dogs. LOL

Olenka's Stitches said...

It is so interesting to meet the Internet friends in person. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together.

Michele said...

sounds like you had a wonderful visit with Kathy and Rory :) Love the gifts from her :)

FayeRaye said...

so....MY LNH is Lazy Daizy is in Raleigh too!!! Love it and love these little goodies she had for you...ps the pooch is a cutey pie!! Pss thanks for your nice comment!~

CameoRoze said...

If you ever get to north Idaho or Eastern Washington state ... !

Mare said...

How wonderful you 2 got to meet! Kathy and I have a great time when we get together but I have not had the honor of meeting Rory yet. Love your gifts and what a neat thing to have the same name LNS in different states.

Jan said...

Oh that is wonderful that you got to meet up with Kathy and Rory!! And what wonderful gifties to receive.

Cindy F. said...

How fun that you guys got to meet!
Rory is so a beautiful puppy! Wow, she gave you such pretty gifts too!

Joy said...

What a treat! I hope to meet the GA girls one day. Nice stitching goodies too! Rory is such a sweetie!

Meari said...

How awesome for you! I've met several online stitchers, and it's always been a great time. :) Beautiful gifties... Kathy does such a nice job, doesn't she?

Bruno said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pic's. The dog is so cute!

We also have a nice surprise for you Carolyn! Take a peek @ our In2hobby blog.

Wendy & Bruno

Kathy said...

Carolyn, it was a wonderful afternoon! I so enjoyed meeting you face to face. And Rory hasn't met a person he doesn't love. :)
My siblings are saying that they want to make this an annual vacation. So with luck we can meet up again next year. :)

Kathy A. said...

Isn't it fun to meet another stitcher. Glad you two hit it off and are looking forward to repeating it.
She sure stitched you a lovely gift.

Shelley - ILCS said...

Wonderful to hear of your visit with Kathy & Rory, lol! Beautiful fob and tote.

Brigitte said...

Merting a stitching friend in person is nearly always fun. Wonderful for you to meet Kathy.

Kim said...

It is so nice to finally meet someone that you have had constant communication with. How great that you had that chance. Hope that you two will be able to keep it up! Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit with all of us. It gives us hope that one day we'll all be able to meet each other.

Tell Kathy that she stitches beautifully.