15 September 2014

Blogger's weekend

I had the utter joy this Saturday to meet up with some dear blog friends.
Some of these ladies I had followed for a few months. Others have known me since I was 17.
I spent the day catching up with project life, completing a paper scrapbook challenge which was a challenge in itself seeing as I am not au fait with paper anymore! I also drank copious amounts of tea and chatted and chatted.


There is something magical about meeting up with people you feel you know so well online.
They were just as I imagined in real life. In the middle of photo shoot madness I managed to capture a few indiviudal shots with some of the other bloggers there.

The dear Alexa. We sat next to each other all day and had the most wonderful talks about digital scrapbooking, about creating a clean style and about the pros and cons of photo books. She is an inspiration.



Jo and I have been meaning to meet up for many years. We finally got the chance this weekend. What a fun and bubbly personality she is- even if she did have to duck for a photo owing to the height difference!


Lizzie felt like my second mum whilst I was there for the day! What a caring soul she is. Seeing her book binding in person was amazing. She is talented for sure!


Finally the sweet Jackie. I so enjoyed seeing her photos and layouts in person and again someone I feel I have known for years and who it was so wonderful to finally hug!


We got a few fun group shots and tried to emulate the style of Miss Smith and get a 'from the ground' shot. I may need a bit more practice!


The internet can sometimes be scary but in my experience it is more often than not magical.
As Deb often says, "blog friends are the best".

Thank you Jemma for all you did to organise the weekend. I so enjoyed my day with you all.


18 comments:

alexa said...

It was an absolute joy to meet you, Abi, and to have a whole day to share. I am inspired myself. Blog readers, Abi is every bit as lovely in real life as she is on here!

scrappyjacky said...

It was wonderful to finally meet and chat with you,Abi....and to enjoy crafting with such an inspiring group of people.
As Alexa says....you really are just as lovely in real life as you sound on your blog.

Missus Wookie said...

How lovely to see the photo of you all - so glad you were able to meet up irl :)

Lesley G said...

Sure it was just perfect if the fabulous Jemma had anything to do with it ;)
Glad you all had a lovely weekend :)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I'm very envious Abi, there are a few people there, including you, that I would love to meet.

Barbara Eads said...

I agree with you---the internet is a magical place!!! I think it is great when you can meet blog friends. There is just something special about meeting people you already feel like you know. I love it when that happens. I wish it happened more!

Cosmic said...

What a lovely mix of talent & genuine friendship!

Sian said...

It looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh I just love, love, LOVE this post, Abi! How wonderful to spend some crafting time with blog friends. It warms my heart to see these sweet smiling faces together in photos. My heart is happy!!! :o)

Louise said...

It sounds like you all had a super weekend. Like you i popped along to last years weekend and had the pleasure of meeting some that were there with you this time x

furrypig said...

It was great meeting you too Abi and you are the same person in real life and blog life... sweet lovely and so smiley! Hope we get to do it again sometime xxx

debs14 said...

How lovely for you all to meet up, it sounds like you had an amazing weekend. Great photos, and you've obviously brought home some great memories too!

Karen said...

What fun that must have been! I've been following a couple of your bloggers for several years now, and would so love to me you and them in person!

Beverly said...

Ohhh, I love that you had this time together. I have always imagined sitting and chatting with Alexa would be a calming experience. It would be so cool to just watch Jacky create as well as the joy of being in the presence of these other women's talents.

Lizzie said...

It was fab and wonderful, to meet you "for real", at long last! Thank you for taking the trouble & time to come and see us all - we were all so Excited to see our Abi!
It was a great weekend, with the best company. I'm also very grateful to Jemma for all she did to organise it.

Love the photos, by the way - especially the "grass roots" shot!

X

Lizzie said...

It was fab and wonderful, to meet you "for real", at long last! Thank you for taking the trouble & time to come and see us all - we were all so Excited to see our Abi!
It was a great weekend, with the best company. I'm also very grateful to Jemma for all she did to organise it.

Love the photos, by the way - especially the "grass roots" shot!

X

Miriam said...

Such lovely photo's of what looks like a fun weekend. Maybe one day I'll meet with you all too x

Susanne said...

Oh what fun that looks like.