April 16, 2018

Crafty Friends Are the Best

I started my personal blog 7 years ago in January 2011 as a place to post my cards for when I entered card challenges. In those first few months of blogging I became friends from afar with Joyce Mehrberg from Cards-by-the-sea and Kim Heggins from Cupcakes Cards and Kim. We communicated mainly through our blog posts and then by email and finally we started chatting through Facebook Messenger in a group chat that has been ongoing for about 6 years! During that time we have discussed that one day we would meet for real which turned into them coming to Canada to visit me to them actually coming last Sunday and staying here at my house!




Exciting that there was still a bit of snow around and it snowed a few times while they were here too. They did miss however, the 8" that fell between Friday overnight and Saturday! Me personally, I have seen enough snow for this year! 

On Wednesday Ardyth from Maskarade came up for the day to craft with us and we ended up stopping in for lunch at her house on Friday before taking them to the airport to head home.




I wondered after all the conversation we have had in the last 6 years if we would have anything left to say. No worries there, just with the addition of laughing until the tears were streaming down our cheeks!  We spent the week crafting, laughing, shopping and eating until Friday when sadly they needed to head back to California. It is so wonderful to make friends in this wonderful crafty community of ours but it really is fabulous to meet for real!

My hubby was a very good sport this week, UBER driver, barbecuing, doing dishes so we could get back to our very important job of crafting and taking photos for us.





13 comments :

Cat Craig said...

Tracey, how wonderful to meet good friends in person. I know to a stranger that might sound odd, but crafters won't find it odd at all. Fabulous post, thanks for sharing and your hubs is a keeper!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh how fun!

Birgit said...

What wonderful friendships you've all formed through this fun craft! Who would ever have thought it possible to get to know friends from so far away, right? I'm so glad for all of you that you had the opportunity to meet each other. I totally get where you're coming from Tracey, as I've built some of my most cherished friendships here online. So glad you all had such a nice time and Joyce and Kim got to experience snow!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

So glad you had a brilliant time with the ladies you've got close to via fb , I do find the craft community really friendly, loving ,sharing and very caring and I know lots of others that do. So glad you got to meet and craft together and that you have such a brilliant hubby that understands the pull of markets and cardstock x

Lisa Elton said...

Thanks for sharing Tracey! Looks and sounds like you all had an amazing time together. And high five to your hubby!

Bobby said...

I'm so glad everything worked out for you all to have this amazing experience of connecting in person. Crafting together is so much fun even if projects don't get completed.

Maria said...

How fun for Kim and Joyce to come for a visit and fun time of crafting!! Looks like a great time! Awesome photos, Tracey!!

sansuey said...

Oh what fun meeting kindred spirits! It made me happy reading your post!

Linda said...

Tracey, it looks like you had such a wonderful time. It is so amazing to me that you can bond so much through our blogs. And when you meet it is like you have been friends all of your life. Thanks for sharing.

Kay Miller said...

How fun! It's so neat that you guys have known each other for that long and then get to meet in real life! Love the pictures! Looks like you had a ball!

Jen Timko said...

This time together is such a treat. Glad you all had such fun!

I Card Everyone said...

Tracey, we all love you so ... you could start your own Craft Away, retreat and we'd pay to come, too!
I'm so happy that you girls had this time together ... xx
=]

Linda Callahan said...

You girls are having way too much fun! How wonderful you could get together!