Sunday, September 2, 2012

Meeting Cyndi of Cut Up & Sew!


 My husband asked me to join him on a business trip to Ohio this past week and I jumped on the chance since  I knew that Cyndi  of Cut Up & Sew lived close to his hotel.  Cyndi picked me up from the hotel and we spent two wonderful days together.  This is the only photo of us and we are standing inside of Fabric Shack in Waynesville, Ohio.  (Cyndi left, me right)

I have to tell you if you ever get a chance to visit Waynesville, Ohio it is a must especially if you love antiques and primitive.  We didn't have time to see everything but I can tell you it is on my return to someday list!  We were so busy talking and visiting that I didn't take any pictures.

Cyndi had been telling me about a huge grocery store called, Jungle Jims International Market.  We went and OMGosh it had EVERYTHING!  It was like one of the best field trip's ever since I had lived in Holland, Germany and England I was able to see some of my old favorites.  I just knew I had to take my husband there when he finished working and I did!
 The day my husband and I went back to the market we just had to snap a photo of this hog's head to share with the boys.  We also made a few purchases.
How about some pumpkin pie soda?  My younger son loves anything pumpkin pie so I bought the one to try.  We loved it and now wish I would have bought more.  Isn't that the way?

Getting back to Cyndi!  I stayed one night at Cyndi's beautiful home meeting her husband, father-in-law, dog Noah and kitty Wilson.  We spent two wonderful days together shopping, eating, talking and more talking!  We took advantage of every minute spent together and it was as if we knew each other a life time yet we met through blogging a few years ago.  So to those who say blog friends aren't real friends you have no idea what you are talking about.

Our husbands met (both named Jeff!) and we all had a wonderful dinner with drinks on the Cincinnati River.  The conversation was never dull and so much fun.  We wished we all lived closer.  Thank you again Cyndi!

Remember that Empty Nest I thought I had?  Well so many of you were right that it isn't an Empty Nest but more like a Revolving Door and I'm loving it!  My oldest son was here for a visit last weekend as we were preparing for our trip to Ohio and my youngest son who I just dropped at college two weeks ago is home for the long weekend.  We picked him up on our way back from Ohio and I will be driving him back again on Tuesday.  Then for a few days next week we are headed to the beach house on an invite from my oldest son and his fiance.

I'm quilting in between our revolving door.  Life is good!

41 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, Mary, thank you for sharing your visit with Cyndi. What a wonderful experience and so full of new memories.

The revolving door - yes - I can relate. LOL

Cindy said...

Life sounds wonderful!

SoozeM said...

Oooh sounds like you had such a fun time, I haven't met cyndi in real life but she is a lovely bloggy friend :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a fun trip! It's so cool that you had the chance to hang out together. What would one do with a pig's head?

Fiesta said...

Lucky you Mary. Cyndi comes to Florida every year and because of my schedule we have been unable to meet but it is like we already know each other.

Shakerwood said...

Well, I can attest to the "bloggy friends are real friends"! It sounds almost like the two days we spent together. Except for the husband thing..... Glad you had time to visit.

Janet O. said...

Sounds like you had such a good time!
Pumpkin Pie Soda--now that is interesting. I love all things pumpkin, but that is a new one on me.
Our door just keeps revolving, too. It is fun when they are here and quiet when they go. : )

paulette said...

What a wonderful time you had!! And I'm so glad your nest is busy! Maybe you should serve that pig's head next time the kids are home!! haha Kind of puts you off meat, doesn't it?!!
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Carol said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit with Cyndi. Did you buy anything at Fabric Shack? It's so awesome that when blog friends meet they are instant friends. Never seen Pumpkin Pie soda, might be good, kinda like cinnamon, nutmeg flavors going on. See, your son will be around often. When that revolving door swings does it include laundry? I agree with Kim what the heck would one do with a pigs head.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fun time for you and Cyndi! I agree blog friends are the BEST!

Sue said...

Sounds like a fun trip and agree about blogging friends. I have made so many through blogging and have managed to meet up with several on my travels here in the UK and throughout the USA.

Sharon said...

It's funny how we talk about our "blogger" friends. I've met a few and they are fabulous, I wish I could spend more time with them.

siobe sia said...

Pumpkin pie soda? That's something new. I've never had that one. That pig head is so cool.
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Loris said...

a revolving door sounds like a full life :-) I'm happy you are having so much fun with it. Have fun at the beach!

Karen said...

I don't know Cyndi but I can see she is a good friend for you. Waynesville sounds like my kind of place. So good that you got to spend time with a friend and to visit Fabric Shack. I have given them some online business. Good prices.

Sounds like you are a little cheerier than you had been. The revolving door seems to have helped.

Carrie P. said...

So glad to hear life is good for you. that is good news.
I think it is neat that you met another blogger friend. sounds like you had a great time. that pig is very interesting.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh you lucky duck!! I hope you gave Cyndi an extra hug from me! I would so love to meet both of you!!

Michelle May said...

How fun! Always the best meeting up with blogging friends. The pig head in the plastic made me throw up in my mouth. Nasty.

Lynn said...

You know I think they sell that brand of soda at Whole Foods. Maybe you can get your Pumpkin Pie Soda fix that way.

Gene Black said...

I am jealous! I haven't met Cyndi "in person" but she is one I consider a friend in blog land. I have met a couple of my blogger friends and it truly is like you have been lifelong friends.

I had to laugh at the pig's head. I was riding in the countryside in Mexico and taking pictures. I snapped one of an open air market stall. I couldn't tell what they were selling. When I pulled the pictures up on my computer - there was a big old hog's head.

Quilt Rat said...

Oh my.....I so glad I am a vegetarian. LOL

And YES Mary. Life IS good!!

AnnieO said...

What a wonderful break from the sometimes-temporarily-empty-nest to meet a blog friend! Happy times, great memories, and cementing a friendship with more good times to be made in the future.

Dandelion Quilts said...

That soda looks good!

Bari Jo said...

Yay - so glad you got some good time away and some fun revolving door time with your guys!!!! :O) Was worried about you and now I am so happy to hear things are good! :O) And yes - blog friends ARE real friends!!! Couldn't agree more!

Cyndi said...

Well, first off, just let me say that I hate that picture of me! Ugh! That's what happens when you get your hair "sheared off" right before someone takes a photo of you! LOL!!! But...Mary, I so enjoyed your visit. It was so much fun, even if I ran your legs off! I can't wait for the next time that you come, but you'll definitely have to stay longer than two days...there is so much to see and do here! I miss you already!

Have a great week, dear friend, and I'll be chatting with ya soon.

XOXO,

Cyndi

SewCalGal said...

Mary, this definitely sounds like a fun time. Glad you could meet up with Cyndi and have such a fun and unique experience. Not all that often one can find a pig's face looking at you in a market.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

carol fun said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I live in the Cincinnati area too and frequently visit Fabric Shack and Jungle Jims -- both are loads of fun and I always leave with a lighter wallet - LOL! Enjoy the time with revolving door crowd!

Kaaren said...

Sounds like a story line from one of the Elm Creek books series. What fun!

You just wait, Miss Mary of Quilt Hollow...one day we will meet as well and it'll become chapter 2. A gal can dream, right?

Life is good!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! You met Cyndi and had a fabulous time! She has been a special blog buddy to me and I would love to meet her! What fun! Happy Monday!

Needled Mom said...

Life sounds wonderfully full and exciting, Mary.

It was fun to read about your meeting with Cyndi. I loved the pictures from the market too!!

Sinta Renee said...

I love the picture of you and Cyndi! I have been thinking about her so much... (she hasn't written on her blog for a while). What a great opportunity to go visit! I wish I could have been there- I would have loved to shared a pumpkin soda with you guys! Your week sounds so nice and time spent with your son not to mention the upcoming visit with your other son. They obviously love there mom!

andsewon said...

What a fun time for you and Cyndi! I have enjoyed each bloggy pal I have met so far and yes they are REAL!
Sounds like your semi empty nest is workn for Ya. Enjoy the beach!
Lola

Carol said...

What fun! It's so fun to see our kids in new phases of their lives...Life truly is good! ENJOY!

Wendy said...

Sounds like a good trip to meet a new friend. The primitive antique store would be just my thing. Funny that you showed the pigs head, we just spent the long weekend up North and had a pig roast. It was a fun experience.

Valerie Z said...

So glad you had a great time visiting last week! I had to do a double take on the "pigs head" in the meat market! It's always fun getting away and this week will be no different-wishing you a great few days away this week too!

Denise :) said...

LOL! What a wonderful time! Two things *really* caught my eye. The hog's head -- because we just learned that there are three wild hogs on the camp property that we need to get taken care of, and I'm already envisioning a pig roast and the second was the pumpkin pie soda!! How cool is THAT?!?! I'm on a mission to find some, now! :)

Deb said...

That is great that you got to visit with Cyndi. She is such a sweet person and I actually bought a sewing machine from her.

About the pigs head - I think that would be really startling to see in a meat case! LOL

Diane said...

wonderful post!

MARCIE said...

So glad you are having such fun! Sounds like a great trip. And that pig---oh no!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Looks as though you had a great time...fun to meet one of your blogging friends!

:) Carolyn

Jo said...

Our house is a revolving door two. I had to laugh. One week I had made BBQ chicken pizza for hubby and me. Friday one of the kids came home and said, "Mom, it's been so long since you made BBQ pizza, will you make it?" I did that child left and Saturday another came home and said, "Mom it's been so long since you made BBQ chicken pizza"....Yep, we ate BBQ chicken pizza three times that week!