WOYWW - THE CROP!

YOU GOTTA HAVE FRIENDS...

Well, after all the waiting and preparation and secret guesting, the day arrived!  To be honest, the day was pretty much like any other Crop except that Julia wasn't there. We did miss you lovely gal but chatting and cake eating still seemed to dominate the day, lol!

We met again in the hall in Llandudno, it didn't take long for folk to get sat down and the chatting to commence - amazingly there seems to be a bit of crafting too, well done Shaz!

 Margaret played a blinder again this year with the catering and organisation being superb. Thanks lovely gal, you are amazing!

Shaz was doing some serious colouring - look at those glorious pencils....

A wonderful friend, it was sooo good to catch up again.

Doug Silverwolf and PJ (Mr Bishopsmate)  were enjoying the day too - PJ was making a wooden train, he did the most crafting of anybody on the day!

Christine (Bishopsmate) and Sarah were soon hard at work too...

Christine was printing fabric to make lavender bags...

And Sarah was colouring some beautiful stamped images...clever lady!

Two great friends, reunited for the day - Annie (Wipso) and Elizabeth (Silver Scrapper)...did they co-ordinate their outfits for the day? Lol

So lovely to see Chris (Mrs D) again, it was good to hear all about her big move recently...

...and here are two folk who had never attended a Crop before! Jo (Twiglet) was showing our very Special Guest how to Dumf.  I was so pleased to meet Jo after a gap again of three years.
But the prize for furthest travelled guest goes to....

Shaz in Oz!! Woohoo - how fantastic it was to meet this lovely lady after knowing her online for such a long time. Everyone was thrilled to meet her in person - I hope you have a wonderful time visiting in the UK Shaz!

And her dumfing was pretty good too!

Jo was doing well threading the needle without her glasses, lol! Much better than I could have done....

And here was another first time Cropper...but can you guess who?

Heather, that's who! I really enjoyed meeting you, lovely gal, and get to know a bit more about you. We're so pleased you came today :-D

It was so good to see Neet again too - she's still a funky babe!

And so wonderful to catch up with Chris (Pearshaped Chris) again!

Chris was quickly catching up with her ATCs to swap with everyone....

I LOVE this pic!! A Silverwolf and an Aussie :-D

Margaret was so busy behind the scenes - we couldn't thank her enough. Jo was such a help too, thank you mate.

I love these gals....

Look Julia - I actually did a tiny bit of crafting! Some Sashiko stitching - I didn't get very far though, lol!

This pic makes me smile - Jo and Elizabeth look very mischievous...

...but not half as mischievous as these two!!!

The usual swaps table was there filled with stash kindly donated....

And we had a sort-of raffle too....

But of course, these amazing women are the main reason for the day - I'm privileged to call them friends. They're so generous too - we made just shy of £170 for charity, which Margaret and I decided to split between two, the RNLI and the Ugandan charity supported so wonderfully by Margaret's church. Thank you so much everyone and how can we forget these fine folk?

Awesome, each and every one, who join in with the chat, crafting, cake eating but also clearing up and generally helping. Thanks gents!

It's been a very long day and I'm looking forward to snoozing but thought I'd get these pics up first. Hope you got a flavour of what the day was like - roll on the next one!!

20 comments:

Helen said...

so sad to have missed you all - and especially Shaz in Oz - what a great day it looks. Lovely to see the pics and well done on getting some crafting done!

Annie said...

Really wonderful photos Jan. Such a fab day. Here’s to many more.
Hugs,
Annie x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thank YOU for getting these on your blog so quickly. It makes it feel like I was there with all of you, who I know by both name and blog (oh, and desk, of course). WONDERFUL to meet Shaz in Oz, too.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh yes! It was a truly fabulous day! Can we do it again sometime??? OK - I can hear you! Big hugs, Chrisx

Cardarian said...

Thank you Jan for putting up all these lovely pics! I honestly cried as I saw ladies that have attended for the first time and I would so like to meet! (Jo - Twiglet, Shaz from Oz, Heather) I am glad you all had such a wonderful time and I hope that by next year my knees or at least one knee will be sorted and I will be back at the crop! Miss all the lovely ladies!
Love and a big hug to you and all the ladies CARDARIAN

Sue said...

So glad you all had such a fab day. Thanks for sharing the photos Jan.
Sue

glitterandglue said...

Brilliant post, Jan. Lovely pictures. You got some real crackers! I shall be after them if mine don't look so good!! Haven't uploaded mine yet -, still a lot to do taking Shaz to see her friends elsewhere in Britain... but I'll get there before Wednesday. It was a truly wonderful day, but I confess all I did last night was watch the Last Night of the Proms, and the flautist with the most incredible moustache you have ever seen!!
Thanks so much for all your hard work yesterday, and to your lovely man for his share of the hard work. thanks too, to everyone who just "mucked in" and got on with helping. Shaz is still in disbelief that she is here, I think!!!
Take care dear girl. Have a great week's holiday. God bless.
Margaret W

Heather Marshall said...

Superfast post Jan. The pictures are great. It really was lovely to meet you all. The only thing I missed out on was dumfing with Annie - the time just flew by too quickly, I thought there was hours left! Next time Annie! Have a lovely rest of the week, Heather xx

Anne said...

Fabulous pictures Jan, made me sad all over again. But it looks like you had a wonderful time. I am really upset not to meet Shaz from Oz, She told me she was praying I could make it but sadly not to be. I was looking forward to meeting Heather as well. Anne x

Twiglet said...

Stunning pics of all our "gang". What was the song ….Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to LLand...o! Such a great weekend we were already planning the next one with Shaz and Annie over breakfast this morning! Will be in touch. xxx Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Awesome post. I feel like I missed out but didn’t, does that make sense! so lovely to see Shaz in Oz in LA and lovely to meet Heather, how special, and then, double the whammy to have Twiglet there too. marvellous. Hope you’re now enjoying a proper feet up holiday. Xxx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow Jan.. or maybe I should say WOYWW!!! What a grand post.. superb photos... particularly love the one of Margaret.. we have had the best time.. of course ... who wouldn't in Wales.. off to Lincoln in morning all being well.
Thanks for all your work yesterday and the chats and the photos are a memory indeed!!
What a day.. still pinching myself over it all.
And yes had more than three hours sleep after it.. eight a huge improvement...
... so much fun and so much to be grateful for!!! Thanks so much and big hi to Gordon too. Grand to meet you all at last ..
Ginormous hugs from the Aussie in Wales. 😁
Shaz in Oz.x

AliWade said...

Wonderful photos and words. Thank you for sharing them. Ali x

Eva said...

Oh my God, I wished I could be there with you and your friends! Crafting with those, having the same congeniality - what a great time! ♥ And I'm really surprised, men share the hobby too. The big range of colors and pencils, like in wonderland. Hugs to all,
Eva from Austria
Always crafting allone like an outsider. Sniff, sniff.......

Diana Taylor said...

It looks like a fun and fabulous time was had by all - so wish I could have been there.
Hugs, Diana x

Marit said...

I soooo wish I could have been there... I hope to be able to join one day. Thanks for the photos, I enjoyed seeing all of the ladies (and gents) and 'be there' even if it's online...

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thank You Jan for all the photos. It looks like so much fun. I'd love to be there sometime. Everyone looks like totally having fun and so many smiles. You are all blessed

Angela Radford said...

Great to see you all having such a good time. Thanks for sharing the photographs. Happy woyww, Angela x13x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It sure looks like a fabulous day was had by all Jan and it's taking me twice as long to get around everyone this week enjoying all those photo's.
Thank you so much for sharing it all with us.
Hugs Tracey xx

StampinCarol said...

How wonderful to put faces to names! Thanks so much for sharing!
Carol N

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