Meeting Stephanie

A few months ago, I followed a link from one of the craft blogs that I lurk on (Yes, I’m an in-the-closet craft blog junkie…deal with it!) to find that I had arrived at the blog of someone that lives a mere town or two over from me.  I immediately added her to my blogroll so I could spy on her enjoy her wonderful posts.   Eventually, I commented and told her about my spying ways.  We emailed back and forth a bit, and our daughters even started IM-ing with each other.  We kept saying we needed to meet, but the timing never seemed right.

Then, last week she posted a picture of an adorable bag that she had made to carry around her knitting.  I fell in love with it and asked her where she had found the fabric.  (I may stink at knitting, but I can sew!) She told me where to find it and then offered to make me a little bag with her leftover fabric.  How could I refuse?  So she whipped up a bag and we agreed to meet at (where else?) a nearby Starbucks. 

I walked in knowing that I would have no problems at all figuring out just who Stephanie was.  She is one of those amazing people with enough self-confidence to have bright pink hair!

aaasteph Isn’t she adorable?  (Her hair looks more orange than pink in this picture.  I’ve been noticing that the color seems to change when it gets on the blog lately.  I’ll have to get my tech guy on that!)

With most people, I’m rather quiet and shy until I really get to know them.  I felt immediately comfortable with Stephanie.  We talked about everything, anything and nothing nonstop for an hour.  I had a lot of fun with her. 

True to her word, Stephanie made me a bag and tucked a bar of her homemade oatmeal soap in it.  (I’m impressed!)

aaastephbags Our twin bags.

Not being one to come empty-handed (especially when I knew I was getting a pressie already!)  I brought something special for Stephanie.  A while back I had awarded her with the Rockin’ Girl Blogger Award.  The self-assured recipient said she would only accept it if it came with a tiara. (There’s no pleasing some people!)  So, months later, I finally presented Stephanie with a bright and funky crown anointing her “Queen of Sock”.   Yep, just one sock.  She has a quirky habit of making one sock and then getting to bored to make a second.  (She’s actually threatened to chop of the legs of loved one.  So if you ever see an entire family of amputees, that would be Stephanie’s!)

aaaastephwith crwon The Queen of Sock

Our time ended all to soon and we each had to head on our merry ways.  I can’t wait until we get to do this again!

 Uh-hem…Oh Carrrrrrooooollllll…….

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Bit O Life

aaaastephboy

This is one of Stephanie’s amazing children.  I’ve never had an outing with such a good baby (nope, not even my own!) He was sweet, even tempered and as smart as a whip. (Not many one year olds know their colors)  And on top of that, he’s just a beautiful child.

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0 Responses to Meeting Stephanie

  1. Wow, that is amazing that you met someone through blogging and got on so well like that. Hi, Stephanie! (She looks lovely… I used to have hair just like that when I was sixteen!)

  2. Hilary says:

    It’s great fun to meet someone that you’ve known online, and have it turn out well. My longest-standing net bud and I live about an hour and a bit apart, and get together every so often for the past 12 years now. I’m glad you had a great time.

    I think I’ll go dye my cats bright pink.

  3. Cheryl says:

    What a great story. I’m going to go check out Stephanie’s blog now. Enjoy your bag. The fabric is wonderful.

  4. Kell says:

    I’m heading over to check out her blog! That’s a great story.

  5. Lisa's Chaos says:

    What a great meeting you had! Love her daring hair! I wanted to go pink when my hair was really short and I was going through chemo. 🙂 I never had the guts.

    That’s cute bag! And her son is adorable!

  6. Carol says:

    OK, I’m game!! How about this Friday or next Monday at, of course, Starbucks? But which of our town’s 7 Starbucks?! The “main” one?? E-mail me!

    Great story! She looks great!

    Carol

  7. Stephanie says:

    AWwww….. you’re the best!! I had totally forgotten about the Rockin’ Girl Blogger award….guess I’ll have to fess up to in on my blog. It was so much fun meeting up with you as well. We’ll definitely have to do it again :o)

  8. Stephanie says:

    Oh…and Riley feels like a rock star now too!!! I was reading your post this morning and he was so excited. I asked “Who’s that?” He practically screamed “RILEY!”

    OH..and I’m totally stealing that pic of me with the crown on it. Several people have asked me to model the crown and all the pics I tried to take of myself looked so sucky. So I’m stealin’ yours :o)

    I wish some of the pics I had taken of you turned out better. One had you mid word and your face is all funny looking and the other was blurred…so I spared you having those shots out in the blogosphere. You’re welcome 🙂 LOL.

    See ya soon!

  9. Karina says:

    As I’ve posted before,some of my best friends are girls I met on the internet, so I love to hear story about friendships borne out of the web. I have yet to meet any fellow bloggers, but in time, in time! 😉

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and the fabric on those bags really is nice!

  10. Jay says:

    That’s very cool. Bloggers are such cool people!

    And pink hair rocks!

  11. Emily says:

    Stephanie is wonderful. I love the crown you made her. So cute and appropriate. 🙂

  12. Dorky Dad says:

    Excellent! Glad you got to meet her. So when are you going to dye your hair red?

  13. Peggy says:

    I love meeting fellow bloggers and it looks like you met a good one there.

    I’m not brave enough to go with pink hair, but I secretly wish I was.

  14. Cazzie says:

    Look at his eyes!! And Your friend looks like such a nice person 🙂 Great bag!!!

  15. Pavel says:

    How cool! I’ve always to meet a blogger buddy online but haven’t yet. I’ve talk to one or two on the phone, though.

    I’m glad you had such a great experience. Love her hair and her sass!

  16. Newt says:

    That’s awesome. Bloggers are just awesome people. Plus, since we have been reading, lurking, commenting for so long there is that extra something when you do meet for the first time. Like meeting an old friend, not a stranger. Love the tiara!

  17. Tink says:

    Her hair is awesome! I wish I had the balls… er, tits, to do that. Love the bag too. It’s nice when you find a blogger you like that lives near by.

  18. photowannabe says:

    That’s so great to meet a fellow blogger. Good story and I loved how you met your Honey. Not boring at all.
    Hope you are feeling better now.

  19. Pamela says:

    spitting image of his mom… except for the hair. wow!

  20. susan that is such a great story & i just shows the real beauty of blogging! i cannot wait to meet 2 fellow bloggers in 2008 in my travels.

    stephanie just oozes with joy in those photos…& those bags…wow! i love the colors!

  21. MikeM says:

    You craft people are so creative!!

  22. Diesel says:

    Lookit those eyes! Cute kid.

  23. mjd says:

    Sometimes, I am tempted to color my silvery hair. I am fascinated by such fun colors.

    The tiara is perfect for Stepanhie; she looks so happy.

  24. PrEtTY iN tHE CiTY says:

    Oh you really had a fun time together ;p

    Stephanie is cool, just like you…