Evening all, got home from a wonderful day in a very sunny Wiltshire, and the third WOYWW crop. As always, thanks to Jan and Julia the day was wonderful, full of laughter, chatting, cake, crafting, chatting, fabulous lunch, cake, crafting, chatting, cake.. you get the idea (gorgeous Lemon Drizzle again Fiona!)
No drama on the train journey this time to disrupt me.
not sure I had enough to keep me busy though...
very neatly packed on the way there..
Hugs given, and atcs swapped, we settled down to crafting... that's my space on the corner, next to Chris, spreading out as usual (me that is!)
Zoe and Lisa.
the red white and blue - Shaz, Chris and Zoe. Zoe died her hair blue in honour of her beloved Bristol Rovers reaching the Play Off Final at Wembley tomorrow.
Lunchtime!! Julia and Jan dishing up another fantastic spread... Dolores choosing
Jan's hubby Gordon came in to do the ritual group shots....
yes, Jan, we can see you. She was presenting Zoe with her birthday card and gift..
Sam (Hettie) working away, Fergus looking on.
here's the cake...some of it!
Zoe cutting her birthday cake - a Bristol Rovers one, of course.
Have eaten my slice as I was uploading the photos, it was gorgeous!
here's the fun.
Dolores and Mary Anne.. Julia is on tea making duty in the kitchen behind - a very important role!
Jan, actually managed to sit and crochet for a bit.
Lisa Jane, Cindy ,Zoe and Lisa
I don't seem to have got round everyone to take more photos, sorry ladies!!
and this is the crafting... I had an idea before I went, that I wanted to do a journal page celebrating WOYWW and the love and friendship we have all developed in the 6 years (in 10 days time) it's been running.
Used my new Dylusions paints... lush! Some Prima Light Paste through a stencil, chip letters,
painted the letters and got some crackle going on them...
Cindy had the INSPIRED idea to get everyone to sign the page (sadly, Shaz had had to leave early to go to a wedding, so I wasn't able to get her to sign)
it was a great idea, Cindy thank you!! What a lovely memory of th day. (I'd better date it, so I don't forget!)
My second journal page used the Tim Crazy Birds which came the other day, on a bit of an abstract Fresco'd background and some pieces of book pages.
Coloured the birds with Portfoleo pastels..
Crazy birds indeed!
All too soon it was time to start packing up (much less neatly than on the way, but luckily it all went back in.. kind of... and the paints survived the journey home without leaking!
Thanks to everyone who was there (not going to list everyone, I'm bound to miss someone which would be awful) - looking forward to next year!!