Monday, 12 September 2016

Crafty Get-together

Saturday was a day I had been looking forward to for some time. As regular readers will know a group of us (like-minded crafters) meet once a month for a craft day. These days are always great fun but the one on Saturday was extra special. This time we had some additions to the usual gang - Maria all the way from Canada, Essie from The Netherlands, Hayley from Sheffield and Sarah from Derby joined us for a truly fun-packed day of crafting, laughter and the usual eating and coffee drinking! We all used to belong to an online stitching forum which is where we originally got to know one another and although I have met all of these ladies in person before it has been awhile. I last met Maria over ten years ago before she emigrated to Canada so it was great to meet up again.

As you can see from the photos below a fun time was had by all!

Photo shoot in Colly's garden (front row l-r Sarah G, Tammy, Me, Colly, Hayley and Maria, back Essie, Sarah S)

Playing with the panoramic setting on the iPad!

Jazz hands - acting silly! Quite normal when we are all together.

Our lovely bracelets made for us by Maria's seven year old granddaughter in Canada

Showing off our gorgeous cushions made for each of us by the very talented Colly

My cushion - Colly knows us all so well, each cushion was made in our favourite colours

Hayley, Maria and Essie 

A lovely goody bag for each of us from Maria - there was also some Hershey's kisses chocolate but that has already been eaten! 

Colly and Sarah S

And just to prove we did do some crafting here is Hayley with some Hardanger she is working on

This is what I was working on but I forgot to take a photo on Saturday - another charity blanket

I cannot believe how quickly the day flew by, I hope we can all meet up again soon. Fun and laughter with friends is the very best tonic! 


  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic time. I can imagine all the chat and laughter. How good that you regularly keep in touch. :) B

  2. You have such a lovely group of talented friends! Looks like you a wonderful time, too! Pat x

  3. Oh Jan it was a truly wonderful day wasn't it. I laughed so much my sides ached, I don't think much crafting got done but, we actually timed you on your speed and you did 28 trebles in one minute, that was amazing. No wonder you make you blankets so quickly.
    Thank you to all of you for making the day extra special xxxx

  4. That looks such fun and such a happy occasion! Sarah x

  5. Sounds like a very fun group and I really envy your crafty get togethers. xx

  6. Looks like you had a great time, and what lovely presents! Wish I could have been there x

  7. What a lovely group of crafting friends, Jan! That is great that you could all gather together from all around the world :)

  8. What an amazing day, looks like lots of fun and incredible that you get together from so far away.

  9. It was great to see you again Jan. It was such an amazing day (I've not eaten my kisses yet lol). Hayley X