I have had this week off work as its really the last chance I get before we go into our busiest time of the year and its all worked out really well as today I met up with the lovely Carol McFee.
Carol has been visiting relatives in the town near me so we took this opportunity to get together. Its the first time we have met although we have been good friends through blogging for over 18 months now. I spotted her straight away as I have seen photos of her but she looked a bit suspicious when she saw this woman waving madly - until she realised it was me waving at her :)I also met her really nice husband Derek, and her amazing mum who is still stunning at 81!
We had a great time catching up and of course, managed a detour into the local art shop for supplies.
No photos though :)
And in the post today I received two parcels from a couple of other lovely blogging friends.Pippa (Hippopip) showed these on her blog recently and I commented on how I thought they were adorable - I have a 'thing' about fairies for some strange reason - and Pippa asked if I would like them. She only had to ask once!
They came in a beautiful box tied with a gorgeous bronzy coloured ribbon with a couple of acorn cups attached.
Unfortunately, our postman decided to muller the parcel when he put it through the letter box so I have photographed them on a piece of walnut dyed Tyvek that I had. I intend to frame them. Its a great shame about the box though, because they did look splendid nestled inside. And the next parcel was from the ever generous Doreen G. Some gorgeous panne velvet in colours I haven't seen before. Doreen is another really good blogging friend whom I would love to meet one day.
And if that wasn't enough, I came home from meeting Carol this afternoon to a really exciting email which I will share with you later.
On Saturday I am off to meet up with yet two more blogging friends. Pat (Altering Thoughts) and I are off to have a nosy at Sharons exhibition.
Its on at the Rural Life Centre near Farnham from May 24th - 25th 10am - 5 pm and will give us a chance to see some of Sharons beautiful textile work close up. Also in the exhibition will be work from the other two members of the Alice Holt Artists, Shirley Stephens and Mike Young. Well worth seeing.
And that will make 3 of the Calendar Girls that I have met, only 9 more to go :)