Did you have a pen pal as a child? I did! What an adventure! You got to "meet" someone who often lived in far away places you hoped to visit some day and learn about their lives through the exchange of letters.
Blogs posts are much like letters. I have many blogs I follow faithfully and almost feel like I am keeping in touch with each of these people. I speak with my "face to face" friends something like this? " Did you see the new house Mary has moved to? Lucky girl! Did you see her sewing room!" and Sally? That quilt she is working on is to die for! ...
I never actually met any of my pen pals as a child, but yesterday I was pretty excited because I got to meet a blogging friend for the first time, a kind of "modern day pen pal".
There's always a bit of anxiety when meeting someone new. We had spoken in person on Sunday evening and made a plan to meet up, she would take me to her favourite "local" quilt shop. I offered to make lunch and we could come back here and sew for the rest of the day. I was excited!
I made a pot of homemade soup for our lunch, boiled some eggs for egg salad sandwiches, cut some fruit for a fruit salad; I had gingersnaps, home made fruitcake, and tea and coffee. Work area was tidied up, and I was dressed, with my shoes on ready to go. Promptly at nine my new friend pulled up. She came in bearing her contribution to lunch, we greeted each other, I kissed Mr. O goodbye and we were off to a quilt shop! That easy! We chatted along the way, enjoyed the lovely countryside roads, while getting acquainted. It really wasn't like meeting a stranger. We had been friends; we just hadn't met yet!