Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Real "Imaginary Friends"

I had a lovely day today because I got to meet one of my "imaginary bloggy friends" for REAL!

Sarah had correctly guessed the shoe-sizes for the 5 children in my 150th post giveaway and as she only lives a few miles away from me we decided to meet up in person rather than submit "Chick-Chick and Barney" to the trials of Royal Mail.

This is where we arranged to meet


a) because it was convenient for both of us
b) because it has the most fantastic textiles room, and
c) because there is a lovely coffee shop/restaurant where we were guaranteed cake!


But guess what?

I let you down bloggy friends!

And forgot to take a photo of our scrummy lemon torte with cream and chocolate sprinkles! So you will just have to imagine how nice it was...............!

Sarah was absolutely lovely and we talked for over 4 hours before we decided we really should go back to normal life - I'm sure the staff in the coffee shop were wondering how long we could sit there!

As we were leaving we spotted some ladies busy demonstrating their work in the textiles room - one was spinning on a wheel while the other two were doing "tapestry weaving" - it was fascinating and I think they were quite surprised to have two interested "crafters" asking questions about what they were doing.

I even got to show them my lovely "pair" of socks! (I think this might have been the point at which Sarah wished she could pretend she didn't know me at all!!!)

Now, considering the fact that I was meant to be the one giving Sarah a present, you can imagine how delighted I was when she gave me a parcel with these lovely goodies inside

there is a gorgeous hanging heart, a tissue cover and a really lovely needle-case complete with needles, pins and safety pins - but how did she guess that I like chocolate?????

Thank you so much Sarah - I had a really lovely day and am looking forward to our next meet-up - I hope it is soon!

19 comments:

Suzie Sews said...

OH wow a meet up, how fun is that to meet one of your fellow bloggers in person, sounds like you had a good day and such lovely goodies too...

Charlie P said...

4 HOURS?!?! Impressive :) And what a lovely parcel.
I didn't know there was a textile part at the winter gardens...hmm, may have to have a trip there soon.

trashalou said...

Good one Locket-Pocket - four hours must be setting some sort of record! Loving the sharing of the handmade craftiness that went on. Was there a small tear in your eye as you waved farewell to Barney? He is going to be happy you know.

dottydesigns said...

that is so funny I met some imaginary 'real' friends today too, isn't blogging fab? x glad you had fun,

Thimbleanna said...

FOUR hours??? How fabulous! What a fun time you must have had. Aren't blog meetups exciting???

Jane said...

Wow Lucy, It really sounds like fun meeting another bloogy friend. sounds like you had a lovely day, bet it was hard to say good-bye Jane x

Alison Boon said...

Oh what fun. Good to hear you had a great day. Pity about the pictures but so long as the cake was delicious all is right with the world.

marit said...

Oh, sounds like a fun day and nice meeting! Just as well you left out pictures of cake and such, or I'd probably be even more envious...:-)
Have a great weekend!

periwinkle said...

I wish I had known , I was at the library just across the road! Did you know there is a quilting get together there every Friday afternoon and a knit and natter too?
Lisa x

quiltdude said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day I've never been to the winter gardens. Swapping goodies in person sounds even better than mugging the postman!!

Kae said...

Oooohhh the winter gardens... :D Lovely!!!
Sounds like you had a fab time :) Aren't bloggy meet ups great? Yummy goodies!!!

~x~

Gina said...

It sounds like a lovely day out Lucy - we know how lovely bloggy meetings can be, so I'm not at all surprised you sat there for four hours!
xx

mellyandrosie said...

mmmmmm my favourite chocky!!!! Sounds like a great day. I love meeting blog pals for real

Monkee Maker said...

Oooh, lovely goodies, especially the c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e .... yum!

Is it your intention to actually meet up with as many bloggers as you possibly can? You seem to be doing quite well so far!

:)

Sarahs Home said...

Hi Lucy, I wanted to thank you for yeaterday, I had the most wonderful time. Chick Chick and Barney are settling into their new home and are now part of the family. Please will you thank Dorothy for the card, it was nice to know a little about my new house members. We will get together soon, do you think that 4 hours will be enough next time?

Sarah x

Lesley said...

Your day sounds perfect and you came away with some fab goodies!! Sorely disappointed about the lack of visual evidence of that rather delicious sounding cake. Please do better next time Locket!

I'm not in the slightest bit envious of your bloggy meet up of course as I was having sooooooo much fun at work........

miss you Missus!!!

xxxxx

dottycookie said...

That sounds wonderful - but I am in awe of your ability to make one piece of cake last for 4 hours ... I know I couldn't!

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day and what great prezzies!

Juliann in WA said...

What a fun day. I will dream that one day I will be meeting you at a local museum too. And guess what? I got the new Janet Bolton book for my birthday so I have some major creative energy to use up.