Friday, February 25, 2011

Tale of Two Kristas

Okay, it's not like I have tons of stuff to say at the moment except that one of 'the other Kristas' just called and she's safely over the border (apparently the truckload of fabric she's importing for retreat tomorrow didn't draw any undue attention). So, anyway, she just called and SHE'S GOING TO BE HERE IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR!!!!.

Tomorrow I'm running a day retreat for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. Krista (known to many of you on Flickr as lolablueocean) found out and asked if she could come. She drove up from Seattle on her own and is even going to crash here. I think it might even be her first visit to Canada!

I'm posting all this right now, because I'm actually so excited I don't know what else to do for the next 30 minutes.

I suppose I could make my kids some dinner. No wait, there's more to say.

This is the view from our retreat hall!! (just so this post isn't all talk, no photo)

This is extra exciting, because when I started blogging 18 months ago, I did really, really, want to make new international friends who shared my passion. I hoped they would live all over the world (and they do), but I didn't count on getting to meet people from not-so-far-away in person. This is so great. Plus, she has a longarm, so we need to be friends for reals.

Other, other Krista (Spotted Stones) we wish you were here!!!! One day we will figure out a way to be together (get me, I sound like a soap opera). And when that day comes, it will be Wonder Krista Powers Unite! Okay, now I'm Saturday morning cartoons. And guess what, there is a fourth Krista with a K just recently discovered on Flickr...she blogs here. We're going to do something fun together I think, a Special K swap, just the four of us.

AND... all of you are amazing. Well over 350 non-arm-twisted followers!!! A giveaway is in the works my pretties. Just for you.

19 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

Gorgeous view, have a wonderful time and enjoy the loot!

And I love the Special Ks name... my BFF is Karen also and the third party to our group is Kristi so I might just have to steal your idea!~

Selvage Quilter said...

What a wonderful view! I'd have to look up from my sewing machine now and then if I was at your retreat. I hope you all have a blast this weekend. Can't wait to see what you make.
Btw, can I be one of the Karens?
Haha, Karen.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Sounds like you are going to have a fun weekend.....enjoy!!!

myredbike said...

Have a great time with the other Krista and the VMQG members at the retreat! Looking forward to hearing how much fun you all have!

Canadian Kristin said...

ooooh! Where does "Kristin with a K" fit into this party plan? I'm even close by!

felicity said...

I GET TO MEET LOLABLUEOCEAN???? WHEEEEEE!

Helen said...

Look at that view! How beautiful! I can't believe you have been only blogging for 18 months Krista! Seems like I have known you for ever! Have a lovely weekend. :)

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oooh you have to take pics of you all together - you are going to have such fun - wish I could be there too - I'd change my name to Krista for the weekend if that's what it took!

carol said...

Oh my goodness, I hope you all have a ball! I wish I could join you (although I'm not a Krista, unfortunately.)

Wendy said...

Oh a retreat, that's going to be a blast. The view is gorgeous. I hope you'll give us all the details of your wonderful weekend.

Aren't blogging friends such a hoot, I feel so lucky to have met some of the most awesome quilters through blogging.

Tara said...

Have fun! The view looks amazing!

Mrs Moen said...

Have fun, Krista's with a K!
Maybe it's time for me to start following blogs.-)

Heather said...

Hi Krista! I love your enthusiasm! Only 18 months of blogging and look at you now! I just got around to checking out your blog at Christmas and have since changed what I do with my leisure time! You truly inspired me! By following your site and then onto your links and your followers, I have become a blogger myself and feel like I rekindled a 'creative' side that has been dormant for a while.

I look forward to seeing and hearing about your retreat and, THANKS KRISTA!

Susanne said...

I'm soo very jealous!!!

Dianne said...

Miss Krista you are too funny!! I have visions of violet tights and capes with yellow K's on the chest LOL!! Hope your day was fun in spite of the unseasonal snow :0)

Mrs. Darling said...

I love that view and wish my name were Krista so I could fit in :)

Hope the retreat is awesome!

Karen said...

Well the retreat was AAAAWESOME!!

Micki said...

What an incredible place to be...Have fun! I know you will have lots of wonderful scenery to see!
Micki

Lolablueocean said...

We had so much fun. I miss you already!