Many years ago, I joined an online group of crafters, and met Silvia. We emailed back and forth and became good online friends. But with her living in England and me living in the US, there wasn't really much chance of us ever meeting in person. Then one day she said she was going to be coming to the US to a wool festival in New York State. The place the festival was being held was only about 8 hours from where I live, so I told her if nothing else, we could meet halfway in between or something. Well, things just weren't working out to meet up, so I kind of forgot about it. Until she posted on Facebook that she was in Florida. Then I told her I would drive to New York if I had to...we'd most likely never be this close to one another again! A few days later I had a message from her saying they would be happy to drive to my house, if I didn't mind putting them up for a night. So on Tuesday afternoon, I finally "met" Silvia and David. We were both a bit nervous about meeting in person, but we hit it off right away and had a lovely two days visiting and getting to know one another better. On Wednesday we went to Amish Country. Here's me and Silvia in front of a small covered bridge in Charm, Ohio.
And this is Silvia with David. He was so good to put up with our shopping all day!
At the one farmer's market, we found orange and purple cauliflower! We'd never seen such a thing! LOL
And here is Silvia after we got back with the Amish quilt she bought. It's beautiful and such a wonderful souvenir from her trip to Ohio.
I was good and didn't buy any fabric while we were shopping. I did grab this sewing machine cover, but David and Silvia bought it for me. Now I'll think of them every time I sit down to sew and take the cover off my machine.
Silvia and David left this morning to go on to New York for the wool festival, and I miss them already. I loved every minute I got to spend with them, and I'm so thankful I had the chance to spend time with them and get to know them better. :0)