Unlike online dating, when bloggers meet up in real life, especially sewing bloggers, it doesn’t end up as the worst date ever. At least that’s usually the case. Luckily, the dawn of technology-assisted matching results a long lasting relationship between us sewers.
Andrea moved to Philadelphia about 2 years ago. Don’t quote me on that number – it’s approximate – but I think that’s when she became a local Philadelphian. Not joking, she moved a block away from me in West Philly. One block away! Despite our proximity, it took us until now to meet in real life. We must have been busy sewing, right?
Last Saturday, that day finally came, and Andrea and Claire, another local sewer, enjoyed coffee together at one of my favorite joints, Cafe Ole. There was no initial awkwardness or long silences. We just picked up as if we had known each other for years. Andrea was super impressed with my super secret camera tricks, as you can see in the candid photo above (I use my phone as a wireless trigger. Shh! Don’t tell anyone!). Claire, as always, is being herself, which I love about her. Don’t change a thing, Claire! I hope Andrea and Claire enjoyed the afternoon date as much as I did. It’s so nice to be able to talk to other people about Grainline’s Alder dress, sewing bathing suits and grading. You just can’t get that kind of conversation from your “normal” friends.
And if you live in the Philly area and want to join our next coffee date (Andrea, I’m throwing you under the bus and scheduling a next time), email me! The more, the merrier!