Monday, 2 March 2015

Crafty Weekend

At the end of every month I usually travel up to my friend Colly's house at Long Eaton for a crafty get-together with a few friends. For one reason or another I haven't been able to make the event since October so I couldn't wait for the February meet up to see all my friends again for a catchup and a good laugh. These days are always lots of fun and in between the chatting, laughing and eating we do manage to do quite a lot of crafting. 

Two of our group could not make it this time but it was good to see Colly's daughter and granddaughter who joined us this time around and made some great progress on their cross-stitching.

Colly, Tammy and I were busy crocheting, all making blankets of one kind or another.

This is the progress I have now made on my coastal ripple blanket (over the halfway point now).

To celebrate my new kitchen being completed I offered to make cake to take along. A chocolate ganache cake and some mini lemon sponge cakes filled with lemon buttercream and lemon curd seemed to go down well with everyone (my diet starts soon)!

Chocolate ganache cake

Tammy trying to hide the fact that she was eating a mini-lemon sponge cake 

Sorry Colly (couldn't resist)!

Colly's granddaughter left us to eat the cake and enjoyed ice-cream instead.

Another productive and enjoyable craft day - thank you Colly for hosting another great meet up.

I couldn't resist taking some photos of Colly's orchids, they never seem to stop flowering and my photos don't do them justice (in my defence the sun was pouring in the window so difficult to take against the light). 

I am working three days this week (instead of my usual two) but will hopefully be back again soon with more of my ramblings. 


  1. Lovely photos Jan and it was good to see you again, at last. Love the photo of my Hannah, she is gorgeous, but then she is my grandaughter and takes after her Granny lol

  2. How lovely, a crafting catch up AND cake! The orchids are beautiful :)

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, I certainly enjoy our crafting meetup days and the fun we have.

  3. Hello Jan

    Nothing beats meeting with crafty friends for a fun filled time, and a mouthwatering chocolate cake.


  4. Your blanket looks lovely and the cake looks tasty too. It's nice to craft with company. Sarah x

  5. Oh, that cake looks amazing, Jan!! Such a fun day with crafting friends :) I work 2 or 3 days a week on average and find it ideal, but I much prefer the two day ones! This week it is 3 (Monday, Tues, and Saturday) so I won't have as much stitching time... Oh well--at least I don't work five days a week!