Thursday, November 01, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday!"

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

While visiting Ontario, Canada this past month, the girls and I had the pleasure of meeting Sandra, from Ravenhill Cottage and her husband, Bill. I met Sandra in a Letter Writing Yahoo group several years ago and we have become good friends. I was so excited to finally get to meet her in person! Sandra and her husband were nice enough to pick the girls and I up at my sister's house and we had lunch at the Swiss Chalet.

Sandra is just as sweet as I expected and we had a wonderful time visiting. Before we knew it, two hours had passed!

Here we are after lunch. It had just started raining, which explains why the girls are squinting!
Sandra, Kelli, Grace and Emily
Sandra (left) and Kelli (right)
Grace and Emily

During lunch Sandra surprised me with these two beautiful hankies!


Aren't they so pretty and delicate?!

Thank you, Sandra! They are the perfect tokens of our wonderful visit together!

Thank you for looking at my show and tell!

Show and Tell Guidelines

What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.

What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-Gardening pictures

What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.

How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No place like Home.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name only. I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.


ellen b said...

The hankies are lovely and what a nice reminder of your trip and visit! Enjoy!

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) What a joy to meet Sandra in person, and what a sweet gift... That red flower is so sassy! Love, Q

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I was hoping you would post a photo of your visit with Sandra! How nice to meet a fellow blogger in person! I've only had the privilege of meeting one (Lallee!) How sweet of her to bring a gift, the hankies are lovely!


Lady_MSnow said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. :D

Janice said...

I loved hearing about your time with Sandra. I had also read about it on her blog. :o) I'm so glad you got to meet. It puts such a finishing touch on an already wonderful friendhip, when you are able to meet in person. The hankies are lovely! Welcome home...I'm glad you and your family had a wonderful vacation!

Retha said...

Interesting to meet someone you know well, after a time.
The handkerchiefs are lovely.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

I read Sandra' blog, too. How neat that you got to meet her, and what a sweet remembrance of your time together. The hankies are lovely.

Anita said...

Of course, I remember your wonderful hankie collection and I am glad to see that Sandra surprises you with these two lovely ones! The floral embroidery is gorgeous!

And it was so nice to see you on that photo, Kelli! ;-)))

Have a great Friday and a relaxing week-end!

Hugs, Anita

Sharon said...

What beautiful hankies! I love all the differemt colors and the intricate work! How wonderful that you got to meet your friend Sandra.


Mica Garbarino said...

Glad to see you back. Looks like you had a great time. I love the pretty hankies in which were lovingly gifted to you. That will surely be treasured I am sure. Have a great week !!!


Love Sows Seeds said...

Hi this is my first Show and Tell. I've lurked many times :-)

What lovely hankies, so pretty.


Hootin'Anni said...

How neat to have met, AND get a couple of hankies to go with your collection!!

[My autumn -Thanksgiving- centerpiece is show n tell this week]

Happy Friday.

Anna S said...

Very pretty!

IRENE said...

They are lovely. Mymum used to carry them in her purse. However they are perceived as a farewell gift in this part of the world, so I wouldn't offer you one even if it were beautiful. Perhaps we could settle for some crockery!
Enjoy the week end and thank you for hosting.

Penless Thoughts said...

I always am so delighted when I hear of another blogger getting to meet a blogger friend. It's just the gravy on this wonderful world of blog we belong too. The hankies are lovely. Thanks again for hosting Show & Tell!!!!

dot said...

I'm so glad you got to meet Sandra!
She looks so tall in the picture. For some reason I thought she would be a tiny thing. Nice picture of all of you!

picketfencemom said...

What a wonderful treat for you and Sandra both! And what beautiful hankies! I know you'll treasure this special gift!
Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

What a neat opportunity to meet someone special. I loved seeing a picture of you, Kelli. You and your girls are as lovely as i knew you'd be.

Someday I am going to get my act BACK together to participate in show and tell.

charish said...

Sound like you had a great time. I think you have some great meories along with your girls

Kristy Jo said...

i adore the hankies! really really pretty!

Kristy Jo said...

It wont let me post my Blog, its saying my website has to start with http:// and it does.... i dont understand.... :(

Mary said...

The hankies are awesome! I have some around here somewhere that Grandma gave me years ago. I should really get them out and display them.

I'm glad you were able to meet Sandra. I met a long time Internet friend in the summer of 2005. We traveled to Arkansas from Ontario to meet them. It was wonderful.

Jane said...

How neat that you were able to meet with Sandra. The hankies are beautiful!

Thanks for hosting S&T.

Have a great weekend.


Brenda said...

Love the hankies. My sis was just telling me she saw a magazine where they framed some in old looking frames. I need some for my office I am working on.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Very pretty hankies! How fun to be able to meet a fellow blogger!

Have a great day

Mommy said...

I think your hankies are so beautiful! Such fine delicate work. What a nice gift to give someone. I am glad that you got to meet your "pen pal".

I have a "pen pal" that I met online five years ago, and we have finally met. Even better, she moved to my state, and is only a few hours away. So we can get together often. We are really good friends because of our relationship we developed through email.

Mommy said...

Kelli, sorry about my link. Thanks for fixing it! :)

Rebekah S. said...

Oh how beautiful they are!!!

Tammy said...

What a lovely momento of your trip and meeting your friend! They're so pretty!

I'm late getting mine posted this morning, but it's finally up!

Lana G! said...

Oh My! Those are so pretty! What a great reminder from your trip. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandra said...

Hi Kelli, I'm so pleased you like the hankies and that they could be added to your collection.

The picture Bill took didn't turn out too bad, did it? :o) Thanks for sharing about our time together on your Show And Tell.

Lori said...

The hankies are beautiful. Sounds like a very fun time.

Paige said...

What a sweet treasure! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lallee said...

Meeting e-friends is such a delight. I am getting to know Sandra via a group and she is a dear. So are you, Kelli! Thank you for sharing the pictures. The hankies are beautiful.

Mrs. C said...

How nice that you were able to meet up with an online friend! You will always have those hankies as a wonderful memory of your visit together. ;)
Mrs. C

Myrna said...

What a treat to meet a blogging friend. The hankies are nice. such a perfect gift for you to have to remember your visit.

Jennifer said...

What a precious picture of the four of you! Glad to see you had such a great time on your vacation :o)

What cute hankies. I'm sure that was such a wonderful surprise when she handed them to you!

Liz said...

What pretty hankies. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

Amanda said...

Very nice! We should get together sometime soon!

Lynne said...

Pretty hankies. How special to meet a blogging friend.

Have a wonderful weekend Kelli.

HsKubes said...

How pretty and how thoughtful. ;o)

~ Christina

Paula said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!! And what beautiful hankies!


Kimmie said...

Hi Kelli;

Good day! Glad you had a nice trip...cute little collection of hankies too!

thanks for sharing your meeting!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Julieann said...

YAY!!!! I loved this post--I got to see a picture of you:)))

The hankies are just so lovely, just like you and your family:)


CONNIE W said...

Thank you for sharing the photo. It's so exciting to finally meet others in person after having already made a friendship by writing. Sounds like a great get-together.

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
How fun to meet a blogging friend in person. Those hankies are a wonderful memento of the time you spent together.

Terri said...

Hey! You were right up the road from me and you didn't stop in for a cup of tea??? Shame on you! You are more then welcome if you are ever back this way!

Julie said...

Crossing my fingers that I win this one!!! Thank you for having such a great blog and give away!