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.