1970's vintage maxi dress – Clarks sandals, necklace made by me : )
Sue's dress made by Sue, Sandals – Stuart Weitzman
I had my first IRL blogger meet-up with Sue from A Colourful Canvas when I was in BC last week.
What went through my mind before the meet-up?…
I don't want to disappoint her. What if she thinks I'm a fake? Loser? Or worse…fashion challenged and humourless?
I don't want to be disappointed. I've formed ideas in my mind about what kind of a gal Sue is. I hope she lives up to my expectations.
Is it going to be awkward? Will there be annoying lags and breaks in the conversation where we are both left looking around wondering what to talk about next and cursing ourselves for ever having left the comfort of hiding behind our computer screens?
What if Sue is really an insanely methodical male serial killer carefully stalking prey by grooming them through her funny blog all the while only pretending to be a bubbly sweet funny lady that likes to sew?
Okay that last one I only thought of later when Sue told me she thought that of me (sans the sewing bit) LOL.
6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Sue And Why She is Cool
1. Sue is tiny. Super tiny. I know it looks like we are the same height in the photo but that is an optical illusion created by the hill we are standing on. And cute. You probably already knew the cute bit. Oh and she has cute little feet! She may be slightly annoyed at me for mentioning this last bit…
2. She drives a wicked little wisp of a white convertible sports car that is about 2 inches off the ground. No joke. It is like crawling into bumper cars and twice as much fun when you're in it.
3. Sue loves to smile and laugh and always has a mischievous sparkle in her eye, like she is keeping the biggest secret in the world.
4. She is a good listener, funny and didn't disappoint me one bit.
5. Sue makes her own body cream (thanks for the lovely personal handmade gift!)…along with being very creative artistically and a brilliant seamstress.
6. Until the day we met Sue had never eaten a macaroon. I thought that was in lesson #1 of being a blogger! Eat beautiful macaroons daily with your non-fat skinny mocha soy latte.
I can say that after this "in real life" meet-up was a success because,
A – I'm still alive.
B- I had loads of fun.
C – I think I may have met someone I'd hang around with again.
Thanks Sue for such a fun first time! I am no longer an IRL virgin.
Be sure to visit Sue's entertaining funny blog A Colourful Canvas where she makes everyone jealous of her impeccable sewing skills creating original fabric masterpieces.
Have you or would you like to meet any bloggers IRL?