Saturday, August 14, 2010

The virtual becomes real...



Not that Vicki and Cindy were actually ever virtual, but until today, I had never met either of them in person - though I feel as though I have known them both for a while, through the wonders of blogland and swapping... We met up today at Potomac Mills mall, which is a reasonable distance between where they both live and where my mother lives, and of course, it's a big outlet mall, which is kind of fun. We had lunch together, then walked around browsing a few shops before I took my girls shopping for some clothes and they headed out to Ikea. It was fun (as if you'd doubt it)!



And look what I got :) Vicki gave me some lovely hand-dyed fabric (the three pieces on the left are all from the same dye batch) and a piece of sunprinted fabric with funky buttons on it; Cindy gave me a bunch of goodies, including some earrings made of inchies, a bag of bits and my favourite thing, which is a charm made from altered Rummikub tile - I should take a more detailed photo of it - or wait - I don't have to as she has blogged about these lovelies over here. My next trip to a Michael's or JoAnn's will have to involve getting ahold of something to hang the charm on to make a necklace!

Thanks again for the goodies, ladies, and for a nice afternoon.

4 comments:

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing with us. I know how to hand dye but I didn't know about sunprint fabrice till you told us about it. I ahve serched the web and I can only find the info about buying 6x6 squares. Can you ask your friends how they made there the sunprint material. I just love this idea.

The Quilting Pirate said...

I love seeing/hearing about blog land friends meeting in person!! It is always such a positive and warm experience! Thanks for sharing with us Kate! (and ooo shiney on your gifts :)

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Kate, it was great meeting you. The "real" me had a lot of fun! It was great to meet your Mom and kiddos, too! Enjoy the goodies. It was so funny hearing your little son say, "Not more bits, she has too many bits!" I laughed and it made me wonder who has more bits? Me or you? I have lots of bits, too! Glad you liked the pendant. Can't wait to see what you make to hang it on!

Sarah Craig said...

Kate, I have given you a Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2010/08/oh-look-bunny.html