Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Memorable Day!

Monday was a most memorable day.  I finally got to meet my BFINM (Best Friend I Never Met), Lesley, The Cuddle Quilter!

We agreed to meet at Tim's...or Tim Horton's for those of you who are not familiar with this famous Canadian coffee shop.  We kinda knew what each other looked like from our blogs, but admittedly, my photo is about 5 years old when I was younger, healthier and thinner. 

Mr. Painted Quilt chauffered drove me to Digby and we headed straight for Tim's. We weren't there five minutes before Lesley walked in and we recognized each other right away.  After several hugs, we sat down, sipped our coffees and chirped away without missing a beat.  It was just like we had been doing this every day for our entire lives!

We sent Mr. PQ on his way to walk Ollie around town while Lesley and I made our way to Darlene's new quilt shop, A Needle Pulling Thread.



After chatting with Darlene for a few minutes, Lesley and I made our way around the five rooms and I had to smile at Lesley's reaction.  It was almost identical to mine and everyone else who crosses the threshold into the shop for the first time.  

I "allowed" Lesley shop on her own while I went to chat with Darlene...but not before I indulged myself with more quilty happiness.



For those of you who are on Facebook, Darlene will be offering specials on her FB site, A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop, so you might want to check it out and add her page to your "likes".

Lesley managed to lighten her pocketbook with lots of "must haves" as well and I'm counting the days until she and her husband decide to make the 200+ mile trip back to Digby so that we can do it all again.

The only negative thing about finally getting to meet Lesley was that our visit wasn't long enough.  On the positive side, I think we hugged each other enough in parting to last until our next meeting.

Blogging friends are indeed the best!


Happy stitching!

32 comments:

jtquilts said...

I have been checking in often to hear about your visit with Lesley. Thank you for the update! I also love the picture of the outside of A Needle Pulling Thread, how cute is that!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think this is just smashing that the two of you got to meet. I wish I was closer as this shop just looks so terrific. And just love the name of the shop, too.

barcord said...

Thank you for sharing your visit with Lesley. I think you two will soon be BFWMO (best friends who meet often) xx

Tammy said...

Oh how wonderful. Love hearing about when online friends meet in person. We are so lucky to have the Internet and bloggy friends. I do pray one day to be able to meet a couple of my online friends in person.

Stephanie said...

Darlene's quilt shop is adorable. It would draw me in instantly. Never heard of Tim Horton's until moving to Ohio. We have one in town. :o) What a fun day for you.

Ali said...

It was lovely to hear that you and Lesley had a wonderful time. Isn't it great when you meet someone who you just get on so well with. The outside of looks gorgeous. How could anyone not be tempted inside? Thanks for sharing your day.
Ali x

Elizabeth said...

The shop is as lovely on the outside as it is on the inside. Isn't it wonderful to finally meet up with people you know so well but have never met. I have a few friends in the USA like that. Hopefully next year I will get to meet...

Karen said...

Very Special Kaaren... And Congratulations again to Darlene in her new shoppe... Lovely.

Noela said...

Lovely post. Love your blue fabrics. Hugs......

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Congratulations to Darlene on opening her lovely quilt shop And to you also on naming her shop, A Needle Pulling Thread! So Unique! I am so happy you got to meet Leslie in person. Really like the blue fabrics you picked. Have fun sewing.

Quilt Hollow said...

You guys! Man, so lucky to meet up....how I wish I could be there...not here.

sunny said...

Ha! I knew you'd spend more money on fabric! Sounds like a wonderful day for both of you. I've met a few bloggers in real life, and it's so wonderful just to pick up the conversation as though you had coffee together the day before.

Janet O. said...

What a fun time! I would love to have had the opportunity to meet you both AND to see a store like Darlene's! Looks like you found what I needed in her shop. : )

Darlene said...

A meet with a blog friend is a very special thing. Making new memories.

Darlene's shop is fabulous.

Lesley said...

What a wonderful time we had! Your post makes the day even more special! It sure was fun, wasn't it! And we sure found some great treasures, because we both needed more fabric, right? It was so nice to meet you in person and to share in the excitement of Darlene's special shop. I'll be back!

Sheila said...

Nice to read about your visit with Lesley , isn't she just the best :-)

Colleen G said...

Just wanted to let you know how special it was for me as well to meet you and your fun posse of NS quilters today. The highlight of our trip, so far. If I weren't already too far away, I would go back for more, but you know it wouldn't be sensible until I have made the move. I couldn't get past those reds today but knowing now what Darlene will be offering, I don't doubt I will always find what I would like to work with there. Thanks for today!

Merilyn said...

That would have to be the cutest little quilt shop I've seen!!! So glad to hear you two had such a lovely time, so nice to catch up with old/new friends!!!!

Pam in IL said...

How wonderful! Love the picture of the cute exterior of the shop too. I'd definitely be visiting that shop all the time if I lived close enough.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Wonderful--quilt and blog friends--just doesn't get any better

Darlene D said...

It was great, so glad to be a part of the fun. Lesley is a lovely lady and I enjoyed having you both spend time in the shop with me.

Robin said...

Kaaren: I just can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Every entry feels like talking with a long time friend. I am so glad that you had a great day with Lesley and thank you for blogging.

Robin said...

Kaaren: I just can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Every entry feels like talking with a long time friend. I am so glad that you had a great day with Lesley and thank you for blogging.

Jeanna said...

Awe, so sweet Kaaren! I literally got chills. It makes me so happy that you are feeling better and you got to spend time with Lesley. And it all worked out well for Darlene, too :)

((Hugs))

Karen O said...

How wonderful to meet Lesley. I dream that one day I will meet my BFINM - but we live much more than 200 miles apart! So glad you had a good time together.

margaret said...

how wonderful to meet with a blogger, I too met up with Queenie at the festival of quilts in August, she travelled a bit further coming from Japan to the UK. Now waiting for next year when we hope to meet again.

wolfiestitchin said...

I know exactly your feeling when you finally met Lesley since I felt the same when I met my on-line friends beth and Trish in Houston :)
Tell your friend Darlene that her store frond is soooo incredible cute - love it.

Radka said...

Ahhhh... :-)

Kris said...

How fun for both of you!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Blogging friends are the best ~ so glad you two got to meet and you both enjoyed your day.
Prim Blessings
Robin

Claudia said...

How fun that you two got to meet ! I have many internet friends and I have been lucky to meet several of them...made some great friendships with online friends I would have never met.

Barb said...

how fun! what a cute shop -