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!
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!)
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!)
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!
Bit O Life
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.