Saturday, July 3, 2010

Blogging Buddies Up Close and Personal

This past Tuesday I was so fortunate to meet up with Susan from A Circle of Buttons.

We met at The Little Traveler which is in Geneva IL, a picturesque area of old homes that have been turned into shops and restaurants.

We had lunch together, talked nonstop and then she took me to her favorite yarn shop where, yes, we bought yarn.

Susan was as lovely as I knew she would be from corresponding with her on our blogs.

She gifted me with handmade gifts -- a beautiful bird and broach. I love them both! Thanks so much Susan.

The day was absolutely gorgeous! In fact, since we've been in the States, there's been nothing but blue skies.

Zack wanted to know why the clouds here are so big and puffy because they sure don't look like that in Kuwait.

We are enjoying the weather, visiting with family and friends. Hope everyone's July has gotten off to a great start. Best wishes to one and all! Tammy

30 comments:

Jane said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful trip! I'm glad the weather is cooperating for you.
How nice to meet a blogging buddy in person. It's amazing the friendships we forge with people thru our blogs.
Have a great trip.
Jane

bunny said...

How fun to meet a fellow blogger friend. This little town looks and sounds amazing. Have fun here in Illinois where I know they do the 4th the right way.

tootles,
bunny

Diane said...

How fun to meet an old friend!!! I'm glad you and your family are enjoying your visit. Happy Fourth of July. Diane

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Have a beautiful Fourth of July weekend! Enjoy the lovely weather, too! ;)

Susan said...

Ohhhhhh, that was SUPER you got to meet a blogger friend, Tammy. Too bad you aren't coming closer to the east. Have a blast! Susan

Creative Carmelina said...

Tammy!
hello you....even though you are on vacation you still find time to visit...and i just love that! yes, the nice weather and the fact that everyone here is on summer holidays makes my regular blogging schedule and time in the studio a challenge! Even my hubby is off for a month....

thus the thrift shopping expeditions! heheeee...

i'm glad you are having fun..and meeting up with blogger friends...that's pretty cool! the gifts she made are precious! i love the blue of the bird!

anyhow...i'm now gonna go and recline...maybe do some crochet or work in my new journal!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Welcome to the States Tammy!!!!
I'm so happy you and the boys made a safe trip...I'm sure you are so happy to be here.
Now as for this post...I'm so jealous! I wish I were standing with ya'll behind that cute yellow bike. I don't know anything about yarn but I'd sure love to be visiting with you!!! Susan is so lucky to have you all to herself :)

And what was your response to Zack's question about the puffy clouds????
;)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh how fun! If you're ever in Utah, I know just the place we could meet for lunch and laughs :-)
The bird & brooch are wonderful..just love that bird. So glad you all are having a good time. Be safe and enjoy the 4th ;-D

glor said...

How wonderful to meet up with a blogger friend. Her gifts are beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

peppermint said...

Glad you are having a wonderful time here in the states and meeting up with fellow bloggers. Have a wonderful fourth of July.

Patti

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What gorgeous place, the sweet present is too cute. Your music is perfectly chosen, as always and the States, as living in the States?
Hugs for a wonderful warm weekend, Tammy. xxx

Jan said...

Your photos are just great! And to meet your blogger friend is like frosting on the cake. Love that yarn store (drooling) and your photo is so fun. That bike is pretty special and you two are beautiful!
Sun...it's a GOOD THING! Lifts the spirits and makes you smile. It apparently knew you were home!
Your boys are getting tall and that shot of them is one for the scrapbook! How cute they are.
Happy week and happy sun!
Hugs,
Jan

Sheila Rumney said...

Isn't it great to meet fellow bloggers... just like long lost friends. Enjoy your time here in the States! Wish you were closer to get to meet you too!

Lori R. said...

Woo Hoo... glad you made it on that long flight to the States. I think I am about 3-4 hrs. from Geneva... Is this the first time the boys have experienced the 4th of July? Hope your time here is everything you want it to be... ♥

Privet and Holly said...

Yay! You are here in the States! I'm so happy that you are all having a wonderful time. Isn't it fun to meet a blogging friend? I had that experience in May and I have a few more coming up. Keep enjoying those puffy clouds and being "back home." Happy Fourth of July!
xx Suzanne

My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Tammy,
So glad you are enjoying your trip. How nice that you have met a bloggy friend.It sounds like you had a great day. If you plan a trip to London let me know, it would be good to meet for tea in Harrods.
Smiles, Angela.

A Fanciful Life said...

What a fantastic start to your trip! How fun to meet up with blog friends. I bet you could meet up with someone in almost every state, but that would be very long trip! Enjoy your Fourth of July here!

Sharon :-

Melissa said...

How exciting that you got to meet up with one of your blogging buddies. Sounds like a good time was had and great weather to boot. Even though we've been friends for the longest, I still get excited meeting up with you in different parts of the world even though it might be the same place.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tammy ~ so glad you are having a wonderful trip! Enjoy your visit!!

DeeDee said...

so glad you got to hook up with a freind..and the skies there look so lovely..hehehe! Happy 4th of July to you and your family

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

So glad you're having fun! And hopefully not much dust on your vacation!
Brenda

My Grama's Soul said...

Welcome home!!! I just was skipping around and found that you are back in the States. I assuming you are now here permanently for a while. Sound like you are happy to be home!! Although, you sound like a lady that can pretty well make a home where ever she hangs her hat! (O:(O:

Xo

Jo

June said...

I do hope that you are enjoying yourself on your trip to the states Tammy! Those truly are big, puffy clouds. We've had a few of those here of late. Have a winderful week ahead.
hugs

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm so glad you're having a great time Tammy, and what fun to meet a blogging friend in person. I'd love to meet you someday.We do have clouds like that here, so I guess that's a difference between our desert and yours. Maybe we get them because we're so close to the mountains.
I hope you continue to enjoy your trip and get to do many fun things while you're here.
Blessings,
Marcia

La Dolce Vita said...

looks like you are having a great time and I hope you enjoy lots of gorgeous puffy clouds!! xo

The Garden Bell said...

OH, I know the yarn shop you were in. Did you find the sale in the back left corner, right by the baby yarn in the chicken coops. So, how was the food at The Little Traveler actually. I've always wanted to eat there. Bet, you are glad to be seeing the blue skies of the midwest. Enjoy your stay.

Hot enough out there for you yet,
Kate

Linda said...

Tammy, It's so cool that you're able to meet up with blogger friends on your journey!! Maybe we'll have that chance when you return to Illinois later in your trip. :)

Linda

crochet lady said...

What fun to meet a blogging sister! That looks like a great town to meet in, lots of opportunity for browsing and shopping.

Anonymous said...

I am not even going to ask if you are having a nice vacation, because it is obvious from the pictures. How wonderful that you got a chance to meet up with one of your blogging friends. Amazing how the world can be such a small place... The town with all the old houses looks like someplace I could enjoy. The yarn shop made me think of "the shop on Blossom Street". I think it would look a lot like that.
Glad the weather is being so cooperative for you. Mom and Dad said it has been in the 90s this week in NY, so get ready. Hopefully it will cool off a bit before we invade. HA!
Hope you continue enjoying your time!

Love,
Renee

vicki said...

How wonderful that you had such a great day with Susan - and then to top it all off you went to a great yarn shop - a perfect day! Bet you are so happy to be back in the states! Yea!!!

Vicki

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