Joe and I returned this evening from a six-day trip down to Brevard, North Carolina, where Tom, Anastasia, and Nate spend the summer with two of them employed by the Brevard Music Festival. We had a splendid time with them, and heard three lovely concerts. And spent oodles of time with Nate.
On Saturday, I abandoned Joe and Blackberry to their own devices and took a long-awaited solo drive up to Asheville where at last I met up with Mrs. G and Salem Stitcher, who had driven all the way over from Winston-Salem for the occasion! I have to confess, friends, that I was a tad nervous. I've met up with other internet friends and other bloggers on occasion, and most of the time it has been just splendid. One memorable encounter with another blogger was so disappointing -- in real life, she didn't seem like the same person who did the blogging. I knew I couldn't bear it if this happened in Asheville.
Not to worry. Debbie is as vivacious and lovely as you'd imagine, and a right good hugger, too. And Lisa, well, she's that kind of rock-solid, gentle soul that you would expect her to be. I loved them both. Immediately. We talked like we'd been together just a week or so ago. We loitered over a terrific lunch at a terrific place and then went off to get into mischief at the Asheville Cotton Company.
My intention had been to let each of them choose a number and a charm pack for my recent give-away. Oddly, the shop had no charm packs! So I had them each choose a number and the winners are:
Louise said...I've never made a Schnibble quilt, but do have a few of Carrie Nelson's "non-schnibble" books. I would like to try one, though. I love anything scrappy.
Today we stopped at Sauder's on the way home and I got the charm packs, so, ladies, if you'll email me your snail mail addresses, they will be in the mail to you by the end of the week!