Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Surprise Guest.....

Last Saturday I had a craft show at my home, selling items I have created and painted.  It was a huge success, but the highlight of my day was meeting a blog reader who lives about 90 miles west from me!

Peggy and I connected through my blog years ago and correspond every now and then through email.    I have an email list of clients, friends and interested people in my craft and she happens to be on that list, so when I sent out an email blast last week, she decided to surprise me so that we could finally meet in person!!  And what a delightful surprise that was for me!!

(Peggy and Patti)

Peggy even surprised me with a lovely gift:

And there is even more to the story: 

A few years ago I had a garage sale and a pretty young woman spotted a table and asked "Any chance you are Pandora's Box?"  (She lived about 60 mile east of me )  She recognized the table from a blog that her mother was reading regularly.  The young woman bought the table for her mother.  A few days later, I got an email from Peggy, telling me how much she loved the table!!  It was Peggy's daughter!!

It is such a small world and I love meeting my blog readers!  Blogging has created a circle of friends for me, some that unfortunately I might never get to meet in person.  It has just enriched my life with relationships and camaraderie that could not have been found anywhere else!!

So, to Peggy, and my readers, I hope our friendships continue to blossom!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. It is a small world. I was amazed how many bloggers live in my area, and have met some. Love the birdhouse - the birds will love snacking on it. :-)
    Enjoy your day.

  2. Patti, It is such fun to meet any of our fellow bloggers. I have met some and really liked them. Thankfully most are as nice as they seem. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. That is really, really a neat story, Patti! It really is a small world, isn't it? So glad that you have met some great friends through blogging. xo Diana

  4. Fun story, Patti. So glad you and Peggy finally got to meet. One day, I hope that is true for us. '-)

  5. What a great idea to make stuff and have your own sale! I would have come...if we were closer but I am still hoping to someday meet. Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. What a fantastic surprise...I love meeting bloggers...and wish I lived close to you so I could come to your sales. :)

  7. How wonderful that Peggy decided to surprise you and that your sale was a success!