Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pure Pleasure!!!

I get the phone call Friday afternoon that the Papparazzi Princess and her Protector, aka Hunka, have arrived at OKC Quiltworks. I get over there and poor Hunka is sitting in the car. I know it is him because he is in a Red SUV with California license, and we don't see many of them in this part of OK.

He says to me as I walk toward the car, "Are you Perry?". Yes, I am, what are you doing out here, won't Sharon let you come in? His reply, of course, "oh I have been here before". Well, at least you bought good weather. "Yes, but it is getting a little humid out here, so I will probably come in soon"

I laugh, and walk over to the door and open it, and there she is, grinning, with what else, some quilting goodies in her hand. It was as if I had known her forever. She is one of the most comfortable people to be around I have ever met.

We wander around the store and discuss different things and I decide I need to take a picture. There is a lady walking behind her and she is trying to get by. I stop her and we convince her she needs to be in this picture. Her name is Barbara Post and she is from Tennessee. So, if anyone out there knows her, tell her she is now part of blogland lore, lol.

We take a couple of more pictures; I swear I don't look this goofy in person, but maybe I do, lol. Anyway, here we are.

Now Hunka has finally wandered in and he is approaching the "reading table" very gingerly. There are 2 young girls sitting there and I can tell he is hesitant to sit. So I walk over there and ask them if they will keep an eye on him; he is a good guy, and Sharon says, he won't bite, lol, and they grin and let him sit down.

So we take a couple of pictures of quilts, find some patterns and I show her some things I think she might like and then we pay our bills and head on.

They are way behind schedule and we decide to stop at a Starbucks and visit for a little while before they head out.

I have made another football bet with Hunka. I bet him that OU will beat Missouri, and Sharon and I decide the winner will get a gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop, lol. And he has the nerve to tell me I need to spot him 14 points! Ain't gonna happen!! Hah! If I lose, I am going to send him an OU T-shirt and Sharon will post it on her blog, lol.

We talked for about an hour about everything under the sun and then they had to leave. I really enjoyed them being here and I really enjoyed their visit. I was sorry to see them leave so soon.
I am really looking forward to seeing them again someday.

I think it will be Sunday before they get home, so this will have to do you'll until she has time to put her spin on it.

Oh, I forgot, all of us had to be careful we weren't drinking something when the other one was talking, lol. So much fun! Thank you Sharon and Dennis for stopping by. You made my day!


Anonymous said...

Yay! Glad you finally got to meet Sharon. Isn't she the best? I can't wait for her to get home! We miss her over here in SoCal terribly! And isn't Dennis the best?

Carol said...

What a fun, fun day for you! Sharon is a hoot! And keeping your mouth empty is a very good idea...I've spewed more than once...LOL!

Yvonne said...

Lucky you....glad you had such a good time!

How's Aud doing?

Libby said...

What fun . . . meeting blogger friends in person is really a treat *s*

Anonymous said...

Now, doggone-it, I'm just plain jealous of you two! When Sharon was in Indiana (where I live too) how I would have enjoyed meeting up with her but it wasn't possible this go-around. Is she ends up moving here though you can bet your sweet bippy that I will find a way another time. :)

Anonymous said...

And I can't type...obviously...I meant "if" not "is"...sorry

Shasta said...

It sounds like a great time. Always fun to meet a fellow blogger.

quiltmom said...

HI Perry,
What fun you two had together- It looks like you didn't get into too much trouble though -mustn't have had enough time together VBG Perhaps when she moves closer you will have more opportunity- Hunka is always such a good sport -
Glad to see you out and about and on the mend- You look great..
Happy Quilting,

Red Geranium Cottage said...

HI PERRY!!!! I had the best time meeting you. It was so much fun and your right it was like we've known each other forever!! By the way you looked mavelous in those glasses sitting on top of your head. I'm just sayin!!
Thanks for the Starbucks and good luck on that bet with Hunka. Can I have a T shirt too???? LOLOL!!
We finally made it home tonight. It's good to be home.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Looks like you and Sharon, and Hunka, are having a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I can't believe you remembered that gals name.I even forgot that we met her. LOL

Janet said...

What a great day you must have had ! It must have been fun to meet the famous Sharon! And don't you just love OKC Quiltworks? I was there last year and will go again the next time I visit my sister. Glad to see that the eye surgery went well!

Ginger Patches said...

Looks like you guys had fun! That's too funny about not drinking something while the other one was talking lol!

Karen said...

I think Sharon said that you were to pay her fabric bill for a year if you lost the bet.
Do you still have your purple hair?

Material Girl said...

Hi, Perry, I enjoyed your blog and all of your excursions with so many friends. Lucky you to meet a fellow blogger. I noticed that you purchased something from Webfabrics. That shop is actually in my town and I enjoy stopping in there frequently! I lived in Lawton twice when my husband was in the Army. We made it to OKC a few time but never got to the quilt shop or the cross stitch shop. I would have loved them but they may not have been open at the time. Enjoy your weekend and take care of your eyes and driving! Debbie