August 16, 2013

Meeting Friends



Today I want to share the lovely day that I had on Thursday with two fabulous bloggy friends, Ardyth and Virgina



I have had to pleasure of meeting both of these incredibly talented ladies before, Virginia last spring and Ardyth last week.  Toronto is a big city, I live to the east of it, Ardyth lives in the middle and Virginia live to the west of the city. On a good traffic day, which rarely happens in TO, I can be to Ardyth's house is 35 minutes.  Yesterday morning because of a highway closure during rush hour it took me three times that to get to Ardyth's.  Ardyth has a beautiful home and I got the tour and to see her fabulous and organized craft space.  

We hoped in the car and headed off to Virginia's but there was a very bad accident west of the city and we were not on the road long before it came to a stand still. So Ardyth and I had a bit of an adventure as we got off the highway and decided we could find our way there using the backroads, well three hours later we finally got to Virginia's! 

We were greeted at Virginia's gorgeous home by Virginia and Dr. John who were the most gracious hosts. Virginia made the most delicious lunch starting with her amazing spring rolls, followed by a pasta and shrimp stir fry and then her delicious peach pie.  Yes it is even better than it looks.  After lunch we had a chance to visit Virginia's craft room and check out where she makes her beautiful creations.  After we went to the St. Jacob's Farmer Market to pick up some peaches to take home. 

While we were out Ardyth ran into an old friend so Virginia and I seized the opportunity to go into a scrapbook store to browse and give Ardyth some time to catch up.  Before we left Virginia's to head home we had a chance to meet Virginia's son David, a really nice young man.  Tonight as I write this post I am still full and my stomach hurts from laughing too much.  These are two really fun and funny ladies to hang out with, we will definitely do this again.



What is a post without a card, I made this thank you card for a good friend and it is going out in the post tomorrow morning.  I hope you have a great weekend.



25 comments :

Lynn said...

Tracey, despite the traffic, it sounds like an absolutely perfect day. How wonderful to meet new blogging friends in person and share the love of crafting and so much more together!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a fun fun day Tracey even with all of the unexpected adventure thrown in!! Pretty CAS card too ;)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fun day with bloggy friends!!

love the card- that flower is beautiful

Janet Zeppa said...

Sounds like a great time other than that darn TO traffic!! Gorgeous card!

Laurie said...

First off, your card is beautiful! I love that big bloom!

You girls look like you had a fabulous time! The lunch that Virginia made looks amazing! So happy for you and your crafty friend time! :)

Annette Allen said...

how fun you got to hang out with these lovely ladies.. your card is gorgeous...

Kara said...

What a lovely day ( aside from the traffic!) Love your card!!

Barb said...

So glad you and Ardyth arrived safely at Virginia's - sounds like the three of you had such a wonderful time! Love the photos! And your card is beautiful, Tracey!

Alanna said...

Sounds like a fun visit. And your card is gorgeous. Love the CAS look.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the beautiful summary of your visit here, Tracey! It was so fun to have you and Ardyth at our house! I sure hope we can do this again! Love your gorgeous card! the inking of the bloom is delicious (it reminds me of the peach pie--wink!)! xoxo

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Well Tracey, that day will certainly go down in history for a number of reasons! I couldn't have chosen a better person to be trapped in the car with! It was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again sometime!

Joyce said...

What a wonderfully perfect day you three had. I'm so glad you posted pictures. You all looked happy and well fed. And, your card is gorgeous, as usual.

Happy Dance said...

I guess it's not so bad to be stuck in traffic when you're with friends.. Lots of talk time. Sounds like you ladies had a great time. And your card is gorgeous. Wonderful color and love that texture. Beautiful card. Bev

Brandi said...

What a beautiful card and a fun journey you had with the girls.

Deb said...

Tracey, gorgeous card! And I must confess, I am super jealous of the time you got to spend with these fabulous ladies. If anyone ever makes it down to Florida, keep me in mind.

Kim Heggins said...

Such a sweet card Tracey and beautiful photo's of you, Virginia and Ardyth. Sounds like you all have a lovely time together. Thank you for sharing.

Cathy Weber said...

I just love reading posts like this one Tracey...how fun for you getting to share such a fun day with crafty friends. I am sorry about the traffic, but in the end, I bet it was worth it. I love your beautiful card, especially the texture you added to it.

Stacey Schafer said...

how fun for you girls to get together!

Maria said...

Awww...that is so sweet for you, Ardyth, and Virginia to be able to get together! You made a very lovely thank you card with pretty flower! And, it sounds like you had a great time despite some traffic problems! Have a great weekend!

Barb said...

it's wonderful to see such fab crafty geniuses together :) lovely photos and great memories! that card is beautiful in its cas perfection!

Sharron said...

Your day was quite an adventure!! In spite of the time in traffic, I'm sure it was awesome. How wonderful to spend time with blog friends!

Marybeth said...

Oh wow ...what a day filled with fun and a bit of adventure. Looks like a wonderful time. Your thank you card is simply beautiful ! As always:)

Michelle said...

That sounds like an awesome day! That also sounds like a really long time to be on the road, just to cross a city! Sounds a bit like Brisbane on a bad traffic day. ;-) What a wonderful lunch date!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, how fun that you could get together!
And your card is gorgeous!

Maureen Merritt said...

Three beautiful and talented ladies. Sounds like a wonderful day :)