Sunday, January 1, 2017

Friends


I first met Heather Long through my jewelry.  She would order an occasional piece and I would ship it off to Korea where she and her husband worked.  We chatted via Etsy conversations and got to know each other a little bit.

Fast forward a couple years and I got to meet Heather in person!  Yay!  She and her husband are relocated back in the States and are making their home in Reston, Virginia.  When I did the Loudoun Sampler Guild Christmas Celebration, Heather was there and I was so very, very happy to meet her.  She felt like a kindred spirit.

Heather was easy to recognize by her name badge.  She took a bird from my Pennsylvania Fraktur  pattern and made it her own.  It made me so happy!  She has shared with me since that she used that bird again to make an ornament for a family friend.


How cool are these?!

And, for the Guild's ornament exchange, Heather used my Winter Swan design, stitched it over-one and changed the text to read "Loudoun Sampler Guild."  Everyone loved it!  (See first photo.)

I love the internet.  I love how we can make friends, sight unseen.  How we can connect to people we've never met and feel like they are true friends.  And when we can meet these people in real life, it's such a joy.

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2017 brings you health, happiness peace, joy and the opportunities you are hoping for.

7 comments:

Mary Locklear said...

Lovely story - thank you for sharing. The internet has many positive opportunities including making "Friends we've yet to meet". You did meet yours. . .so sweet/

Robin in Virginia said...

Happy New Year, Kathy! What a fabulous story you shared about Heather! The internet has opened the stitching world a bit wider for all of us.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Ahh--stitchers are just the best! So happy the two of you were able to meet

marly said...

All the best to you in 2017. I love what she did with your designs.

blueladie said...

What a great gift! Your post is so happy and cheerful! Thank you Kathy. Cathryn

HK Long said...

Oh my goodness! And I thought it was me who was so happy to finally meet you Kathy! This post made me cry, it was just to kind. I loved meeting you and can't wait to see you again. Let's go antiquing one day! Thank you and happy new year! Heather L

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