Monday, March 7, 2011

The damp windy weather didn't dampen the spirit of the day !!!

It just took an alternative venue out of the showers and wind - it just took 4 (+ "Jenny") Nutters and a group of bloggers and Craft Forum members - it just took some yummy coffees, lattes, cupcakes - it just took lots of laughter and chatter, and hugs all round - to have a fabulous, fun, memory filled morning.

The cameras were clicking madly, but they kept smiling. 

So good to see "Jenny" joining in the fun and action - in the middle of the chatter.

Enjoying a latte 

 -  and those yummy cupcakes. 

Thank you Fee  for our beautiful cupcake of fabrics, and Vicki for the pin wheel. 

 It was great to finally meet blogging friends in person.  Teresa was one of my first blog friends. 

A very helpful hubby manned the cameras for our group photo, until the shower of rain had us all back under cover.

I also gave the girls the sewing kits I made, and some fabric packs.  I remembered to take a photo of one of them but not the other bits and pieces.

Thank you Dawn, Fee, Vicki and Joy for arranging this opportunity for us to meet up.  It really was a wonderful day.


Fee said...

Thank you so much for coming marilyn - It was so lovely to meet you.

Hugs - Fee XXX

Teresa said...

We did have a fabulous day, didn't we Marilyn. It was really lovely to meet you finally and I had so much fun at the picnic. Great post and love the photos of Jenny!!! Your sewing kit is truly beautiful. So much work has gone into it and so many lovely things to be received. You are such a lovely person and I'm so glad the Gumnut girls got us all together! Start saving your money for next March :) xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

More lovely photos....looks like everyone had a wonderful time.....I was right you were there....LOL

Dianne said...

Looks like you girls had so much fun. I love Teresa's blog and in fact have linked up with many of these ladies' blogs. Maybe next time I might be able to put aside the time and come and meet them all in real life. That would be fantastic. I love how you had the stuffed toy substitute!! Di.

Vicki ♥ said...

It was so special to meet you too Marilyn and you are one lovely lady!! I hope you come along to our Tassie Retreat in March 2012 as I know we will have lots of fun...just like we all did under the tree along the road hehehehe.
I love your sewing did a lot of work and its you sweet one :) hugs Vicki

Dawn said...

Oh Marilyn I had the bestest time... it was so much fun and a highlight of the weekend... we sure did laugh till it hurt... thanks for coming... many hugs Dawn x x x

Stitching Lady said...

A lovely ladiies' day!!

Joy said...

Marilyn it was so terrific to meet you, I'm so glad you could make it :o). Thanks so much for stopping and coming to our aid after the picnic .... I don't think we'd have ever got a decent piccie left to our own devices LOL.
I'll look forward to catching up with you again in May at Sew This and That!!
Take care,
Joy :o)

Susan said...

Hi Marilyn - we did have a great day - I was just reading about the blocks you made - but you think this may not continue(??). Well if it does - try to remember to let me know - in case I miss it on your blog - I am always happy to do things like that! (particularly one block where I can use a tiny portion of my stash!!) I jsut havent had time yet to so a post ffrom the picnic but eventaully I will get to it.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Marilyn! Looks like you had a 'hoot' with the Gum Nut gals! :0) Oh ... you'd better 'tag along' over to my blog ... there's some OPAM news you need so see! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS