One of my goals for this year was to meet a blog friend in person. Knowing I would be in the vicinity of Sandy's hometown, we made plans to meet up in Pensacola. You can find Sandy on my blog roll, I Majored in Home Economics. We both enjoy cross stitch and purses along with some other things. I often read Sandy's blog and think, she must be my secret sister!!
Marvin was a good sport and drove me over to Pensacola where we met Sandy at The Tin Cow.
We had a wonderful time talking and sharing. Marvin found out that Sandy knows a work colleague of his who went to school with Sandy. It is a small world. Sandy and I talked about our current cross stitch projects and how we have to limit our Floss tube watching! We also agreed that we are more project cross stitchers in that we like to finish a piece at a time. Many of the floss tubers have about 8 or more projects going at one time. That would make me anxious and cross stitching is what I use to calm myself down!!
Purses were discussed and I had to show Sandy my new hot pink Vera Bradley I found at the outlet in Foley. She was carrying a pretty Spartina bag in Auburn colors.
Sandy was just as sweet and genuine as she is on her blog! We were laughing at some of our family members who are a bit skeptical of meeting someone you know only online. The ladies who I count as blog friends are not a scary bunch at all. I have promised Whitney at Come Home for Comfort that I will meet up with her the next time we visit family in Brevard. Terri D at Your Friend From Florida has offered to drive up to visit some time when I am in Gulf Shores. And that would be quite a drive for her so I appreciate that. Leslie Anne Tarabella wants to meet in Fairhope next year as well. I long to go back to New England and the next time I do I want to meet Mrs T at Across My Kitchen Table who has been a long time blog friend. Once our little house is done, I am determined to meet Mildred at Mildred's Blog, who is another sweet blog friend and prayer warrior for my family. She lives in driving distance to our little house. So maybe I can just cross off several names on my list next year. Do you think my friend, Martha Stewart would like a visit?:) Somehow I do not think she would be as welcoming as these other ladies!!
Well it is our last day in Gulf Shores and we plan to get in some beach time before we pack up the car and head back to NoAla. It has been a wonderful relaxing week. This yearly trip always gets me ready for the busy fall season!