I want to share my experience of making a lifelong friend and fiber buddy over the internet.
In July 2018, I posted a photo of a doily I completed in a group on FB. Not long after, I received a PM from this amazing lady 1/2 the country away with praise on my work. We chatted, then video chatted for a few weeks. She told me she once owned a yarn shop, but due to health concerns she had to close it. She brought the entire store inventory home!
After several more conversations, she asked if I would like some crochet thread she had from the shop. Of course! I offered to pay her, but she only asked that I pay for the shipping and that I would use it in my projects. She is forever known as my “Yarn Angel”. I get a box every month or so with all kinds of goodies and the yummiest yarn ever. Though most is discontinued, it’s every bit as good as the day she put it on the shelf in her shop.
We haven’t met face to face yet, but I have a trip planned for next spring to visit her. She’ll soon be 79 and doesn’t travel much. I’m more than happy to make the trip.
I know we have to be cautious of online interactions with strangers, but this one time I took a chance and God put this wonderful, gracious woman in my life. I am forever grateful.
I write this today because I received a new box this morning! Cheers!
Totally! You’ve gotta be super careful, but I’m so glad you made the executive decision to keep in touch with her! I will be praying for your trip to go well and that your friendship grows
Ooh! Congrats on the new delivery, have fun looking through it and (eventually!) using it!