Here is the evidence! Be warned, there's LOTS of photos :-)Everyone started arriving but few got started with actual crafting - they were too busy chatting!
Rachel and Shaz were the first to start!
Mary Anne, Janet and Laura look deep in thought......
Zoe shows Kyla and Deb how large her Copic stash is ;-)
Mary Anne brought some of her LillyBo quilts for us to see..they are simply incredible..the colours and patterns are fantastic. I'm going to have to copy some of these techniques..they were so clever!
There was a swapsies table. Shaz Silverwolf started the ball rolling with a huge selection of lovely bits and pieces...others soon followed. What generosity was displayed that day in all sorts of ways..
Perusing the goodies!
Donna looked as if she meant business :-)
Diane (Morti) brought some of her wedding boutonnieres and her button bouquet to work on. Wow, they were gorgeous!
Shaz brought a few of her pens!
Helen's suitcase was too full of stash to get any clothes in!!
What a lovely selection of stash...
After nearly an hour of chatting (!) Julia welcomed everyone and outlined the day's events...
Laura, Cindy and Fiona...and herself, of course!Lots of reunions too..Dolores came from Slovenia again..it was so fab to see her.
Hugs were the order of the day!
Honestly, trying to get this lot together for a group pic was like herding cats...... :-)
Kyla, Helen, Deb, Cindy, Laura, Fiona, Zoe, Mary Anne, Julia, Janet. Debra, LLJ, Rachel, Donna, Shaz, Morti, Dolores and Sam (Hettie) - as fine a bunch of crafters as you're ever likely to see!
Cindy was inking so fast, her hand's a blur!!
Cindy and Fiona
Mary Anne with another funky quilt in progress.
Laura doing a beautiful LO of her son.
There was plenty of mischief making....
Dolores was crafting at 90 mph!
Debs was doing some exquisite colouring.
Morti and Deb
Sam with her lace making - she must have buckets of patience! The bobbins were a work of art in their own right....
Helen and Janet (Fairythoughts)
Me and Dolores having a hug :-)
This is what the day was all about...fun, friends and laughter. Shaz Silverwolf and her husband Doug were brilliant and helped hugely in the setting up of the hall. Thanks guys, you were amazing!
And thank you to all the wonderful gals who attended. Between the remainder of the hall/food costs money, the raffle and stall sales, we made £150 for the Salisbury Women's refuge. Toiletries, yarns, fabrics and other stuff were also donated to the cause, so an ENORMOUS thank you from me too. They will be delighted. We simply couldn't have done it without you.
I'm going to bed now, I'm worn out by this epic post....grin