If you know Tamara from Crochet With Tamara, then you know she is a very gracious online friend.
We’ve been virtually running into each other for years and when I heard about the Kansas Barn Sale last year, I knew I needed to go meet her and check out that sale. So we met up at the hotel the night before, had a great dinner, crocheted together a bit, and hung out by the pool. She introduced us to our new friends Susie & Kory, and we got to chat with Tamara’s minion model John. It was an amazing and fun getaway weekend for us.
We were ready to roll to the Kansas Barn Sale
And then there was a 2 mile long traffic jam so we parked the car in a ditch like many others and walked the remaining mile through a wheat field.
This was our first glimpse of the mayhem. IT WAS HEAVENLY CHAOS!!!
Really, the photos don’t do it justice. It was loud and crowded and colorful and stunning and the enormity was amazing.
And then I found Tamara’s bright and beautiful booth.
Of course a selfie was in order.
I brought home this rockin pair of fingerless mitts from her treasure trove of yarny goodness.
Thank you Tamara from the bottom of my heart for making it a great time, you are a sweet & wonderful person! 🙂
I also picked up some jelly from the girls next door to Tamara, and some wool dryer balls.
Then I did some early Christmas shopping and spent ALL my mad money 🙂
‘Kip’ & I made our long trek back to the car and then homeward.
Is it just me, or when a man wears a sweater like that, he should be named Kip, right?
Our weekend getaway ended way too soon.
It was such a wonderful experience to finally meet my online friends in person. Heartwarming and validating and inspirational and I can’t explain just how gratifying it was.
It makes me want to retire from the rat race to make art & connect with exceptional people full-time.
I would love to meet each and every one of you exceptional people that I have met through blogging ~ THANK YOU for being a part of my life!
Oh and PS ~ I highly recommend the Kansas Barn Sale as well. It’s held in the Wichita, Kansas area every year in October. Check it out if you can 🙂