For me the journey is only a short one, 20 mins by car. DH chauffered me there as little Isabelle was spending the day with him whilst her mum was working and he needed my car with her seat in it. I was looking forward to her meeting the group but she was sound asleep when we arrived so they only got a peek at her in the car!
Here she is more awake!
Ladies travelled from up and down the UK to be there with us and we all had a lovely day in the school library. Some even made a weekend of it and stayed overnight in a local hotel. Rachael, was staying over and travelling on to another get together the next day with her daughter, what a fun and exciting girls weekend they have had.
It was nice to put faces to names for a couple of new ladies and lovely to see old friends and look at all the beautiful work close up.
Tina was the winner of the first prize in the raffle, well done Tina.
We also have a fun game where each person takes along a 'goody bag' to exchange. This time the theme of the goodies was red, white and blue to celebrate the Queens Jubilee. A fun pass it along game and i won Tina's bag. Fabulous contents inside, thank you Tina.
We all managed lots of stitching amongst the chat, and eating of Clare's homemade cake made with Guinness. I felt the need for a new start on Friday and pulled out a kitted up LHN design that i've had for a while. The Rain Fell is a lovely design, here's a WIP pic as of this morning.
We also have a table where you can sell/swap charts, fabrics etc and this time there was a book table for readers to exchange books, a small donation was made into a pot for a good cause.
As usual, the day whizzes by and we end our day in a local pub with a lovely meal together. All too soon it's time to make our farewells until the next time and wend our way home. DH arrived to collect me and we dropped Tina off at the station to board her train home.
Thank you Clare for organising the day and going ahead with it through such sad circumstances for you at present. I had a lovely day with everyone and thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to the next one. There was talk by a couple of the ladies of organising a weekend away to a well known stash shop in the UK that is supposed to be amazing, unfortunately it doesn't have an online shop, and is a place some of us have never visited in person, now that could be interesting.
In the previous post Veronica said she would like to see the whole of Tina's RR and i was able to take a quick pic before i handed it over to Clare at the meet up for her turn on it. Here you are Veronica.
For those ladies who have never been to a meeting with other stitchers and are nervous of attending, it really is a lovely day out and you will not be disappointed if you go along, take the plunge and visit and let us know all about what happens at your meetings.