Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Best Blind Date Ever: PTI-Style

When I was single, I went on quite a few blind dates.  It seemed as though all my married friends felt the need to fix me up with that special guy they knew.  But that was a long time ago.  I have been married now for 15 years, and dated my hubby for several years before that.

But today, I went on a blind date.  My first in a long time.  And, before I left the house, my husband wished me luck.  My daughter asked me why I was wearing cheek and eyelid make-up.  I was nervous.  What would we talk about?  What if she didn't like me?  What if I didn't like her?

Well, what's going on, you might wonder?  This morning, I met one of my dear PTI Forum Friends in person for the first time.   Cathy Weber and I met at a coffee shop in Orange County, which is about half way between our Southern California homes.  And, when she said she  had to leave, I couldn't believe we had been chatting for almost 3 hours!  She is sweet and adorable in person (so petite), and we just had the best time.  I can imagine Stamp-A-Faire being like that, times 200.  What a great day. 

Here is a picture of Cathy and me: 
Cathy is on the left
She spoiled me with lots of gifts and hand made goodies.  I will just show pictures of two.

She made me this card:
She was kind enough to use some of the polymer clay buttons I had made for her a while back.  She used the Honey Bees stamp set, which is how we 'met' on-line (I posted a request to split this set, and she responded)

She also gave me this box of chocolate:

I had such a nice day today.  Definitely the best blind date ever.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. I had a great time on out "date" too! Joyce was as much fun in person as she always is online. The time flew by and we plan to get together again later this year. Stampafaire will be so much fun next year! I'll be typing up a little post tomorrow too!

  2. How nice! You are both beautiful! It's so great to meet in person with online friends that get you :)

  3. That's really nice you were able to get together. Sounds like you had a great time.

    **June K.**

  4. Cathy is the absolute best! I'm so jealous you go to meet her in person! I'm sure you guys had a blast!

  5. Wow, what a great story, just warms the heart. I am sure you will be long time friends.

  6. Had me a little confused at first. How fun and glad you too had a good time. You both look adorable, and you are both very kind .

  7. How FUN! It sounds like the two of you had a great time and the card and box of chocolate are both so pretty!

  8. I'm really jealous!! :(
    I wanted to be there too...
    Cathy is just the best!!
    But so are you! :)
    I'm so glad y'all had a great time...
    and maybe we can all get together at Stamp-A-Faire 2012!!

  9. I am so jealous! I want to have coffee with both of you too!! It sounds like an amazing time!

  10. Oh, I'm so glad you had such a great time, Joyce!!

  11. VEEY, VERY jealous!!! How excting to finally meet an online friend. You both look so beautiful! Glad to hear you both hit it off so well. Next time you are up in my neck of the woods we have to plan a date too!

  12. I think I was in Orange County that very same day. Let me know next time you plan to meet - maybe I can join you.


  13. Oh how awesome Joyce................Crafty friends are just the bestest


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