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!