the best thing…

by Nova on April 4, 2012

… about blogging is the people you meet.

I have really gotten to know Krista over the past couple of years & she is a gem –  so imagine how  thrilled I was when her name came out the hat for a random swappy poo. In exchange for a pillow & a little extra I received a wonderful package of stitchy goodness in true Poppy Print style! Check it ALL out! A fabulous project pouch & super duper cute covered tape measure, some poppy printed  fabric + scrummy linens & one of Krista’s famous thread catchers in fabulous map fabric!

[& as if I wasn’t spoilt enough with all those goodies, that cute little machine in the first pic was recently hand delivered by some vip house guests…more on all that later!]

I LOVE it all Krista & they have all been put to use already!  Thank you so much for being an awesome swap partner xxx

& as if connecting with new friends via the interweb isn’t fantastic enough, this past weekend I had my first bloggy date! The lovely Jules, whom I was in a bee with last year was visiting friends in Brissie & drove  up the coast  for a cuppa & a catch up. Jules is one of those girls you adore instantly & I felt like we had known each other for yonks. Well I guess we have in a way! She had her sweet bub Violet with her and it was so lovely to see a quilt that Michelle had secretly organized for Jules & I had contributed some blocks to. The afternoon went way too quickly & all too soon it was time to go –  I felt like we could of chatted for hours!

I love the internet & the adventures & friends it brings.


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicola April 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

Funny, I just wrote about my bloggy meet ups of last week too! It certainly is nice to make ‘real life’ friends through the blog.


CitricSugar April 4, 2012 at 9:50 am

The online sewing/quilting/crafting community is amazing… I’ve made a few friends myself but I really enjoy seeing what everyone creates and their different takes on things.

What wonderful treats! I enjoy reading Krista’s blog. She’s so talented! (Like you. :-)


prsd4tim2 April 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

What a great swap! Love the little thread catcher. And I have a sewing machine just like that (maybe – Singer 99K?) that my mom bought before I was born. It is still a champ and runs great. It’s still my go-to machine for things like curtains and upholstery. So fun to hear about your bloggy meet-up. All the best!


Flying Blind April 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I love interweb dating when people don’t turn out to be wierdy-beardy serial killers!


Elnora April 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Hear, hear on meeting wonderful, supportive sewing friends online! So glad you had a great swap and a fun meet-up!


Krista - Poppyprint April 5, 2012 at 5:05 am

Ditto to all that, Nova. What a special swap. Thank you so very much! I love seeing action shots of stuff I’ve made in other people’s homes – that’s what it’s all about!

Hadley’s comment made me laugh. Luckily, no serial killers yet and I’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of internet dates with quilt bloggers. It can be nerve-wracking but presents help to break the ice!


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