Monday, 6 February 2012

A good day




Detail of a handmade project bag from Monica

I'd been waiting for Saturday to arrive for months.

The plan: Crafts, Cake and Chat.

The people: bloggers- Tracy, Ali, Monica, Julie, Val, Nancy and Alice.



The grub: excellent.

There were beautiful gifts (including very chic herb containers from Alice, felted rings from Ali and a daily survival kit from Val).

There were knitting masterclasses, Etsy discussions and debates about twitter.

We saw the Little Cotton Rabbits. They're even more lovely in real life.

Tiny crochet owls were made and hand knitted socks and tiny cardigans grew longer.


Beautiful vintage cottons from Nancy.

Mostly, though, there was laughter, and scoffing.

We could have chatted into the evening but the snow forecasts sent us home.

Thankyou so much, Tracy, for suggesting and hosting and to this lovely group of women for making it such a good, good day. I think we're all a little sad that it's over. I suppose we all knew that getting together with like-minded people is a very good thing to do. I think we just need to do it more often.



Here is a picture I took on Saturday of a blogger, taking a picture of a blogger, taking a picture of Julie's cake.

27 comments:

Monica said...

what a fab day.

I was full of food I didn't eat anything till Sunday lunch time!. And my cheeks hurt from laughing so much.

Pipany said...

Blog meet-ups are rare but usually really good aren't they? Looked as though you all had fun x

Cheryl said...

What a fun idea to meet up and craft. I had to laugh at the last photo. Put more than two bloggers in the same room and look what happens.

Rachael Rabbit said...

I'm jealous you got to meet those little rabbits in person! (Not to mention yummy cake scoffing in good company...!)

The Coffee Lady said...

Oh, like anyone CARES.

... wanders off muttering ...

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Bloggers and their cameras!! ;)
Looks and sounds like you all had a wonderful day!
V x

Thrifty Household said...

Sounds like a wonderful day was had by all!

Gina said...

Sounds like lots of fun.

Penelope said...

How wonderful, looks like it was the perfect way to share and get to know each other xox

Gillian - Tales from a happy house said...

That sounds like a perfect day. How nice to actually meet other bloggers and eat cake with them...heaven.

Locket Pocket said...

What a splendid sounding day! And I was smiling about the last photo before I even read your caption! It looked so like a bloggy meet up! Locketxxx

Calico Kate said...

That sounds like a really super day. Wish there were some lovely crafty bloggers near me :( But I can enjoy your get together by proxy! Lovely fabrics and that cake looks very yummy.
CKx

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, you Lucky Lucky girls! How fun to all get together. I only know one other blogger around here -- ours would be a quiet meeting LOL. Did you steal a rabbit? And did any of your beautiful silver turn up missing LOL!!!

julie said...

It was a super duper day and I definitely vote for doing it again x

Down by the sea said...

What a good idea, your food look ver tasty too glad you had such a good time.
Sarah

Rachel said...

Sounds like a day full of fun!

by Teresa said...

Oh my goodness.. what a grand and lovely idea! I have been craving something like this.. the company of like minded women. You make me want to begin an "Oregon Bloggers Retreat".. hmmm.. I have a spinners workshop next week, 2 weeks later and a basket making workshop 1 week later, so I guess I'll be getting myself some of that fellowship you had. :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Madelief said...

So nice to meet other bloggers. I organised a tea party in the summer. Still have lots of good memories. Your day sounds like fun too!!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Pomona said...

What fun! I wish that I had been there, she says wistfully . . .

Pomona x

millefeuilles said...

Emma, it sounds wonderful and I am so happy you all seized the opportunity to make this special day happen. Now you simply have to organise the next!

Stephanie

Toffeeapple said...

The poor Coffee Lady is feeling very excluded, will you not invite her next time?

Ali said...

I love that last photo!

driftwood said...

bah humbug

Annie said...

You know that most of the rest of our little corner of blogtopia is green with envy don't you? Thought you did :D

Lola Nova said...

Oh my! I am envious, sounds just lovely!

angharad handmade said...

That looks and sounds really lovely. Nothing like spending a day with like-minded friends doing nice things!

Really like your making winter roundup too - I wish I had joined in. Winter is such a nice time for a bit of theraputic homemaking.

Pennyblossoms said...

Ooo! Cake!
What a wonderful day. Want to come. Want to come!
All that talent and fun in one place; blogging, it's good isn't it?
Z xx