One of the best things about blogging since August of 2004 has been the many connections I've made with readers...through emails, phonecalls and even visits...with knitting friends and sewing friends, who each share a passion for creating. When that passion marries blogging, it gives birth to a whole new dynamic which connects us in a most special way.
Of course, I've shared many times about how, when I began to sew garments again, (after a thirty year detour!) I found Lori's podcast, Sew Forth Now and my life was changed. Every night, I went to sleep listening to Lori, and learning how the world of sewing had changed. The next morning, I'd listen again on my ipod while I was at my computer, discovering how to work with knits, Erica 's DIY, HotPatterns, sergers, Threads magazine, Pam Erny and her incredible interfacing, Gorgeous Fabrics, Burda and buttonholes. Every episode was new inspiration and I was sucked in.
I felt as if I knew Lori, and as our email connection began, and a few phonecalls were initiated, we decided that we would meet. So, on Wednesday, Lori and I dared to do what we would never allow our children to do: after advising family where we would be ( 'if you don't hear from us, call the authorities"), assuring our husbands would be present, and aswering questions and identifying photographs of each other, we planned our meet-up Dinner at my house...the mysterious, black house. Thankfully, Lori and her family survived. In fact it was the most natural and easy meeting of friends that I could imagine!
Like two peas in a pod,
birds of a feather,
as if we were cut from the same cloth...
from our first hug to our final goodbye, it was as if we've known each other all along.
So we ate, and laughed and talked and shared. And laughed a lot more...about blogging and sewing and families. I only wished we had more time.