Sunday, October 24, 2010

Seven Year Bitch

(How come I didn't think of that title for my most recent blogiversary?)

 When I first started sending messages into the ether, I didn't know if there were any other stitching bloggers out there. And then slowly I found them...Many of those early pioneers have disappeared from the blogosphere. Of course, happily, many more of you have signed up. Nicole and Melissa were among those early stitching bloggers (though both have changed names and platforms).  I do know that for the past seven years, I have been reading Donna's blog Needleworker Not in Paradise and she mine.

We've tried to meet up before, but the calendars never aligned until Friday. I got a facebook message from Donna and we met up at the Strawberry Sampler. Because Molly was working, there were three New Hampshire natives in one tiny place at the same time; that's some kind of critical mass. 

Donna is a delight. She kept apologizing for being in a fog from the drive but she was fine--and it's not like I don't know what such a drive does to you. After we both dropped some dosh at the store we popped over to McKenzie for a beer and nosh. And the conversation continued and continued and continued...and we didn't even have to talk about you. I had to run to pick up Stella, and Donna got to head to her hotel for a well-deserved rest. 

It's wonderful that we can all meet up in our own time in this virtual stitching world, but it's great to meet stitchers in person. Wouldn't it be fabulous to have a meatspace retreat where we all showed up? 


Denise said...

I have thought the exact same thing! Wouldn't a shop hop or retreat be wonderful?

Smiles - Denise

Annemarie said...

I am determined to make a tour of the US and meet ALL my overseas stitching blogger friends. Of course I would have to come into some money first, but I thought it was only fait to warn you. Well in advance.
It's good to hear you had such a wonderful time with Donna.

Lee said...

Lucky you! I've always wanted to meet Donna, too.

If only we all had Star Trek issued transporter rooms! I'm sure that most bloggers would be getting together all the time.

Jenna said...

Very cool that you were able to meet up with an old internet friend. I met two stitchers that I've been "talking" with off and on for years when we were all in Savannah in February. I totally agree that a retreat would be awesome, if it came with Lee's transporter.

staci said...

That's great that you were able to meet up with some fellow stitching bloggers. Sounds like a fun time! Hopefully you won't have to wait another 7 years to meet again!