Today I went to meet a blogging friend that lives here in the same city as I do. Carolien started blogging back in November but had been reading and commenting on my blog for a while before that. We contacted each other to get together. I drove to her house this morning. She lives in a beautiful old house which is connected to the church. From the moment she opened her front door to greet me, she was warm and welcoming. I felt like we already knew each other a good bit through our blogs. She talks about her cat Lea on the blog. She is a friendly little cat who quickly decided to sleep through us chatting away over tea. I was invited to stay for lunch and met her sweet daughter Fleur who was home for her lunch hour.
The house Carolien and her family live in dates back to the 1920s and is a big beautiful home. I enjoyed her showing me the house and then she showed me through the passageway to the church. Well, I had no idea that we had such a beautiful church here.
She keeps chickens in her garden and look at the wonderful gift she had waiting for me. What a treat! As readers to my other blog know, I love being up at our cottage and going for fresh produce and eggs at the local farms. Isn't this amazing? I have fresh eggs from her own chickens. She lined the bowl with a quilt fabric and gave me three other fat quarters. Well, to say the least, I felt spoiled.
After lunch she made us another cup of tea and while talking, she gave me some items that had belonged to her mother who has passed many years ago. To a lacemaker, old items are very precious. She gave me a book with lace patterns, a box full of bobbins and a box full of old wooden spools with lace thread and various other items. I felt so touched that she wanted to give me these items. They will find a special place here.
Thank you so much Carolien for a wonderful day and I enjoyed meeting André and Fleur!