Monday, August 9, 2010

A Meet Up Story

Before i start sharing some tidbits from our family vacation with you i wanted to show you a little something i made for a new friend.


I(and my sister) have been blog commenting and getting to know a lovely lady lady, T.J., through her blog. At some point my sister and i realized that she was on the way to our vacation destination in Maine. SO we decided to set up what we have been jokingly referring to as our first match.com meet up. She was even better in person. The meet up did not disappoint. It is good to know that the women you make connections with through blogs are real people and that the connection carries through into really meeting one another. And her little guy was even sweeter in person.



I did not want to go empty handed, so the day before, when i should have been packing and getting ready for vacation i was making this runner/wall hanger for her. I took a chance that she would like the colors, and just went total improv on it. i was inspired by a wall hanging quilt that i saw on Silly Boo Dilly blog, but wanted to put a spin on it and make it more my own. Hence the vintage sheet additions and the wonky blocks. I was calling it my vintage modern table runner...modern would be the ikea fabrics.



I loved it and more importantly so did she. I am hoping to make another version of it for myself because i love it just that much.
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14 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

I love it too!...the birds, the colors and the wonkiness.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

So fun!!! Wish we could do your second match.com! ;)

Dolly said...

That's so great that you got to meet her !
I made a friend through Etsy, years ago, who took the time to teach me to knit socks THROUGH CORRESPONDENCE ONLINE, and then a phone call. Turns out that she lived in near Tulsa, and me near OKC, so she came to visit me eventually.
So great to be able to reach out and make real connections this way.
That's a beautiful gift that you made her......yes, you need one, too !

Phyrflie said...

It's so cute, I love it. So glad you got to meet up with her. New friends are always a welcome addition in everyone's lives. :)

Brenda said...

The wall hanging is beautiful. I love the birds. One lucky lady.

tara said...

That is amazing! The colors and the floral borders are so cool.

Bella Linguini said...

That is really fun and happy! I especially love the quilting lines mimicking the wonky blocks.

The Tripp Family said...

so very cute!!! so glad yall had fun!

Cecily said...

OMG, it's gorgeous! Those birds are beautiful and I love the trapezoid shapes... stunning!

Catherine said...

Such a sweet wallhanging. Love the bird fabric!!

Jodi said...

LOVE it! Love your blog, too, especially the vintage banner at the top. AND I had the privilege of accompanying my daughter to her sonogram yesterday - my first grandchild! Good luck with your new addition - saw your Baby Land post of July 29! What a blessing!

T.J. said...

You seriously are amazing!!!! I ADORE THIS, but even more it was amazing getting to meet you!!!! I have a similar post up today that you might like :)

jlk said...

How fun!

Sarah Craig said...

Great wall hanging, and I am so glad to see those birds - I have a piece of that fabric from IKEA, and I've been trying to figure out something to do with it - I never thought of fussy cutting and framing the birds! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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