Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Emmsgems Comes to Town...

I take part in a Canadian buy n sell thread on Etsy. It is a wonderful meeting place for artisans from not only across our own country but from various other countries around the world. The artisans on this thread have become family, we are all there to support each other not only in our work, but in our lives.
It was here on the thread that I met Emily of Emmsgems. Emily and her husband Jason came from Winnipeg, to stay with us this past weekend. I will admit, I was a little apprehensive meeting strangers. Strangers in real life, but not strangers really. We have chatted in the thread and by convo many many many times. I told her as we were planning their visit, that if I rented them a motel room, she would know we were not well matched, in personality. I was kidding, well kind of. She didn't have to worry, they are wonderful people, comfy, felt like we had know them both for ages. I hope they felt, feel the same way.

Emily realized Terrace Bay is not Winnipeg, she needed to dress warmer.

sight seeing.. Aguasabon Gorge at its finest!

Emily and the falls

Mark, Emily and Jason
not a warm beach day
Terrace Bay Main Beach

pumphouse beach

proof.. that they actually came!

look! Emily is helping me prepare dinner!
yum, stuffed shells!

emms and five


Maria said...

So great to read this story - I kind of feel like I was there!

Carol said...

What a great post!! You once again fuelled the dream that all the Canadians can get together someday.

And beautiful scenery, by the way. WOW!

Emms said...

We had a wonderful time in Terrace Bay - great food, great people, great drive!

Thank you for opening your home to us.


cindylouwho2 said...

great post! sorry the rest of us had to miss the party!

Jason said...

Thank you for opening up your home to us and giving us some great hospitality. I'm looking forward to our next "road trip".

The scenery to Terrace Bay and back was awesome, even if it did get a little chilly on the way home.

I had a great time and can't wait for the next time.

Jason (mr. emms)

Pegg said...

Emily and Jason, we hope that we will become a regular stopping off place on your road trips to southern Ontario!
It was our pleasure to you both here!


Handmade by Melissa said...

What an awesome opportunity you guys had! So great you could meet in the real world!! Gorgeous photos, so jealous we couldn't all be there!

Anny said...

Wonderful! It's so great that you was able to meet!

tangente said...

Such a great post. Terrace Bay looks like a fun place. Cold but fun ;)

Nathalie Girard - Canadian Rockies Art said...

Ohhh that is so neat! What a great story Pegg & Emily :)

Thanks for sharing these great pictures!