Friday, 28 March 2014

Coffee and a Catch Up ~ March 2014

It’s actually been two months since I had you over for a cuppa and a chat, February just disappeared in a puff of smoke! Abi welcomes us all, no matter if we miss a month here and there. It’s always good to see you, whenever you have the time to stop by. Come on in, take the weight off your feet and I’ll tell you about my morning.

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I went to speak to a local women’s group about paper crafting and showed them how I made the “Card in a Box” above. The hall was large and one or two of the more senior members of the group are a little hard of hearing so they asked me to use a microphone. It was certainly a challenge; stamping with one hand, while I held the mike in the other and explained what I was doing! Scoring and cutting proved impossible, but a very kind lady came to my rescue and held it for me.

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After I’d given my talk, I encouraged everyone to come up and have a go at a simple decorated tag. It was then that a lady came over and asked me if I was a local girl. I said that I was, although only recently returned to Dorset after several years living in both Devon and Somerset. She asked, “Did your grandparents live in Z…?” A little taken aback, I said, “Yes.” She asked, “Was their surname H…?” Again, I said, “Yes!” She said, “You look just like your Mum. I went to school with her. Tell her that J… says hello.”

Now, here’s the fun part. J… gave me her phone number and I called in on my Mum on the way home. As I was telling her all about it, the phone rang and you’ve guessed it, it was J…! Too impatient to wait for my Mum to call her, she’d looked her up in the phone book. They’re meeting up for a coffee and a catch up of their own next week. They might need more than one, they haven’t seen each other for nearly sixty years!

Here I am rambling on and I haven’t asked about you. What’s been happening in your little corner of the world this month? If you’ve linked up with Abi, I’ll be round to find out later.

PS Did you spot the semi colon? Perhaps my girl’s early morning homework sank in!

17 comments:

Sandra said...

Talk about a small world. How lovely

Alison said...

A great coincidence - and your talk sounds very successful! How lovely that your Mum and her friend have been reunited after all this time ...

scrappyjacky said...

It really is a small world!!

Miriam said...

Oooh! I love it when something like that happens. A lovely catch up Fiona.

KraftyKaren said...

It is such a small world, love that card xx

Sian said...

What a lovely story that is - you can imagine that this week especially it gave me a smile to think of your Mum rediscovering a friend. Are the benefits of papercrafting never ending?!

Lovely projects, too. I bet they were all captivated

Abi said...

Welcome back Fiona. Of course of you are welcome whenever you want! That card is gorgeous. I bet the class was fun. That is such a sweet story about your mum and her friend. They must have loads to catch up on! Thank you for stoping for tea with me again.

Louise said...

it really is a small world and how lovely for your mum too x

Jo said...

Wow, that's amazing. How lovely for your mum to be reunited with an old friend x

Julia said...

Well done on getting through the talk, microphone and all! So lovely that you bumped into an old friend of your mum's too.

My simple life said...

Beautiful card! Love how your Mum and her friend are in contact again after so long :)

Barbara Eads said...

Your card in a box is adorable. But my favorite part of your story is the re-connect of one of your mums school friends. That's awesome!

ally said...

definitely a very small world. thanks for the tea

Jane said...

your card is gorgeous and what a small world it is, lucky mum!

Missus Wookie said...

What a lovely card and morning - clever of J to look your Mum up in the phone book.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh this is such a fun story, Fiona! You must look an awful lot like your mom for someone to recognize the resemblance after all those years. How fun! I hope your mom and her long lost friend have a lovely time catching up!

Gail said...

Oh how delightful!