Friday, May 31, 2013


I belong to a group called 'Grandma's Hand' on Ravelry. It was there that I first met 'Suspe'. I was a new 1st time grandmother and she was about to have her first.
Her profile said something about liking to ride with her husband on his Harley.
I felt like I was reading about a double version of myself living in the United Kingdom.
A yarn crazy, motorcycling riding granny.
So I went out of my comfort zone and sent her a little message. From there a friendship developed that expanded in to other social medias, countless emails of woes and joys, and the sharing of stories right here in Bloggerland.
Sue and her husband came all the way from England to meet me for real this week.
 Lucky, lucky me.
She and Peter have been a joy for Fritz and I to spend time with.
 All of our children and friends should be quite relieved to know that we are all safe and happy.
No one on this trip will be found butchered by internet crazies!
 We will only be found with laughter in our voices, good memories and pointy sticks in our hands.
 The red stains on our clothes are from strawberry picking, Not Blood!



lauren jean allece said...

A proper "blate"! How fun, oh my goodness. As you know I'm a HUGE proponent for "blog friends" becoming real life friends (though truly, Kate and our friend Jenn were definitely real life friends even before we all met in person!)

Have an incredible time with your kindred spirit!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, how cute! and absolutely wonderful to meet a blogger from across the pond!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, that is too fun!! so glad you got the chance to get together. ( :

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Cathy H. said...

This sounds like such fun!

The Bashful Nest said...

How wonderful! Isn't this what we all hope for? I hope you have a great time together.


Lynne said...

Wonderful . . . warmed me right to my toes . . . loved, loved, loved hearing about your across the pond, knitting friendship and "strawberry fingers!"

doodles n daydreams said...

How wonderful for all of you. Now you will have to start planning your trip in the other direction.


Sue said...

Good morning/afternoon everyone, I'm sitting here jet lagged, but with so many fond memories of our stay with Joan and Fritz.

We had a wonderful time and it was so good to meet them both after Joan and I have been corresponding for the last 3.5 years. I encourage you all to give it a go, you never know you just might make a life long friend. I hope it won't be too long before we can return the favour. Thank you Joan for making this such a wonderful trip

Debbie said...

hehe, other peeps don't get it!!

blogging people are like no others, pure and genuine, warm and soft.....we are all cut from the same cloth!!

Beth said...

How wonderful that you got to meet your blogging friend from England. I love meeting my blogging pals. said...

How wonderful for you all. Good friends, true friends mean good happy times.