Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Making new friends : a true tale from the checkout line at Michael's

It's still hard for me to believe that I was standing in line at Michael's last week when a gal in front of me turned to me and said:
Her: Hi,.... excuse me, ...are you Amy?
Me: Yes. (look of surprise)
Her: I recognize you from your.... BLOG
Me: !!!!!(look of surprise AND confusion, I mean how many people read this really?)
Her: I'm Gemmielou from Etsy.
Me: OMG! You're kidding....

Gemmie and I convo'd about 6 months ago when she first setup her cute shop on Etsy so I knew she lived in San Jose, but we had never met in person. I should probably add that the population of San Jose is about 975,000 people, so the odds of ending up in line behind her at the craft store----pretty slim. Seriously, is that RANDOM or what?!?! What if I had not put those pics of myself on my blog?? I would have stood in line right behind my fellow Etsian without a clue! This totally blows me away.

AND to top it all off, much like myself, Gemmie has an adorable little boy! We had our first playdate with the boys today! And I'm hoping we have many more. Wow. I am so thankful to be a part of such an awesome crafting community and thrilled to have a new crafty friend in 'real life'. :-)

BTW - The adorable handpainted girls at the top of this post are from her shop. SO cute! :)

4 comments:

iSew said...

Wow, that's amazing. I don't know of any Etsians in San Rafael, maybe I should shop in San Jose.

kalurah said...

this is such an awesome story!
and her shop is very cute! :)

Michelle said...

wow that is amazing that someone that lives in your area read your blog. How cool is that?! :-)

tootsiegrace said...

What an awesome story. And I am so jealous. I just moved from Campbell last year and am desperate for crafting friends!!