Not PaintED Ladies,
Although we have all be known to have a little paint on us.
Many years ago,
I happened on a small Yahoo group.
Long before Facebook or blogs
or anything like that.
It had to be serendipity,
you know fate,
Something like that, or maybe just a magical push of a keyboard button.
Most of them were already there.
They welcomed me in,
We shared our painting,
our happy moments,
our rapidly growing families.
Well Patti, Kathy and I at least.
We became friends.
We "talked" daily.
We never met, yet these wonderful ladies
shared my life daily.
For TWO years!
And then we met face to face in
September of 2007
All except Patti.
It was as if we had known each other all of our lives.
A fun-filled weekend with plans to do it again,
we met again in late April of 2009.
Here, at my house.
Minus Marie this time.
It was another fun time.
We ate, we shopped,
we even made all the favors and gifts for my daughter's baby shower.
I could go on.
I am going to show you the ornaments that I received from some of them.
Maybe some of you already know them.
She has been busy,
New baby on the way.
Lots of work.
She hasn't posted in awhile.
Lesley from Ontario
sent these to me
She does such great work!
the newest Blogger among us.
Click on over there and welcome her.
She does great painting!
You will love it!
has a terrific blog.
She does wonderful painting
LOTS OF IT!
Check her out!
You won't be disappointed.
Linda, is from Quebec.
She does the most amazing work!
she must have the largest plate collection in the world.
She is going to make mosiacs with them one day.
I think she has enough to pave the roads in Montreal.
Linda and Sylvain came to visit me one fall.
I cannot find those pics anywhere though.
We had a great visit with them!
Patti lives in Wisconsin.
In June of 2010,
Shawnee and I traveled there for a convention that she was attending.
We had the best time.
Mike and Patti were just the best hosts ever.
And I loved Milwaukee.
It was really nice to meet all of Patti's family.
They are so much like mine!
Patti also paints,
She does quite a few shows and
the production she shows us
is nothing short of
So there you have my painting ladies.
We are trying to plan another get together for June in Maine.
I am hoping that it all works out!