Greetings my readers. I hope your week is going well. All is fine here in SoCal although summer's heat has officially made its appearance! I've been so behind in joining in with Five on Friday. Today I'm going to share with you some friends I've met through blogging. . .
First up is Teresa Kasner who lives in Oregon. Although I've never met Teresa, I love reading and following her blog. She's an expert at crochet and shares such wonderful patterns. And, the photos she shares of her area are breathtaking. She lives in a lovely home tucked away in such a beautiful setting and her garden area is a perfect oasis.
Second is Gracie at One Saylor's Log and Gracie too lives in Oregon. In fact, she's good friends with Teresa above! Gracie loves to paint, crochet, travel and share her beautiful family activities with her readers. Last year, I sent Gracie some tea from Turkey as I know she loves tea, and she sent me this beautiful handmade card and bookmark that she had made.
Number three is Karen at Beatrice Euphemie. Karen lives in my home state of Washington and is such a talented lady and has a special talent for decorating. She shares her handmade creations (like the little basket and heart she made for me pictured above), recipes, family, garden and the beautiful photos of the lovely area where she lives. We both say that it's too bad we didn't meet before I moved to California, as I lived not too far from her when I was in Gig Harbor.
At number four is Christine, the author or Writing From Scotland. Christine, who is originally from Oregon, writes about her life in Scotland. I find it so fascinating to learn more about this beautiful country where she resides. And, she is an expert knitter, creating such intricate, beautiful creations. I "met" Christine when I asked her to translate some antique French postcards that I had been given as a gift.
Last up is Heidi from Heidi Wanders the World, a new and exciting blog. All you need to do is click on the link and immediately you will see the delightful tone of this blog. Heidi shares her fashion favorites, along with some great bargain shopping and most of all, her amazing travels around the world with her family. (whew, I hope this is OK Heidi? For those who don't know, Heidi is my delightful and much loved daughter!)
From the five people listed above, I only "know in person" Heidi but I feel as though I truly know and consider the others as my dear friends. This past month, we were called away to Washington State and I had wanted to visit Teresa, Gracie and Karen. But, that didn't happen as we were short on time and had to fly instead of drive :(
I'll be back again soon with another five of my favorite blog friends. I really enjoy reading these blogs and learning so much and being inspired too, versus writing my own blog these days. Thank you for visiting with Lilly My Cat (Lilly sends you her meows).
With my best wishes,