Sunday, 15 March 2009

Brilliant Time

Yesterday was the Meet Up here in Nuneaton, I love organising these events and I've had a really brilliant weekend.

Friday night the stitchers who were staying locally for the whole weekend came round for a buffet tea. I did baked potatoes with either Quorn bolognaise or Quorn chilli, salad and french bread. Everyone brough bits and we had Pringles, Sensations, mini sausage rolls, mini pasties, chicken goujons, cheese bites, lemondae, coke, wine and for pudding cheesecake, toffee pavlova, tiramisu and walnut cake - bet that's made you all feel hungry now LOL. I have to say it was quite a spread but I was very very good on my SW and I only had the potatoe, Quorn and salad,with a glass or two of wine of coruse. I did resisit the puddings, but to be honest although I'm a pudding person I just did not fancy anything.

Thanks to Hazel, Michelle, Rosanne, Lyn, Kathy, Jacqui, Keely (she is such a little angel), Urszula and Jayne for making it a brilliant start to the weekend.

We all arrived in the sunshine at school yesterday at 10. We soon sorted the large tables into one big one so we could all chat together. The school's library is a superb place to hold these events as it is big, light and airy with lots of room for sale/swap tables, show tables and goody bag space. The kitchen and loos are down the corridor so we are not "contained" in one area. We had so much food left from Friday that as well as drinks in the kitchen there was a mini buffet with lots of puds in the fridge (I still resisited LOL).

I can't even begin to tell about the stitching - it was all so fabulous and impossible to highlight any pieces. The people who came were; Hazel, Michelle, Rosanne, Lyn, Kathy, Jacqui, Keely,Urszula, Jayne, Jane, Vicki, Kate, Maureen (the lady from church who knitted allthose choisr boys for her tree), Christine, me,Philippa (my DD), mum (Jan), Donna, Hannah (Angie's DD), Kylan (another little star - Angie's DGS),Lynn, and Maggie - I do hope I haven't left anyone out. Here are a few photos of the day:

Philippa enjoyed her day do, especially cuddling Keely.

After the meet up we all enjoyed a meal at a local pub, The Griffin Inn.

Kathy gave me this gorgeous bracelet as a thank you, it fits beautifully. She also gave Philippa a delicate earring and necklace set which she loves. Thanks Kathy you're so kind.

I'd just like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone who came - it really was a fabulous day :)


  1. Thanks for invitin me Clare, we all had a fantastic weekend, and sooo can't wait for the next one.

    Hugs xxxxx

  2. Thanks Kathy - I have just added your bracelet - I am so sorry I missed it off the orginal post.

  3. Nice pics, sounds like you all had a great time.

  4. Quite obviously you were having a fantastic meeting and stitch-in with lots of chatter, fun and food. And stitching, of course. I was enjoying your report and the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  5. HI Clare, thank you so much for organising such a great day and here's to the next one!!

  6. Glad you all had a great day.

  7. Great pics Clare. Sounds & looks like you all had a great time. Fingers crossed for next year! :0)

  8. Hi Clare,

    It was a wonderful day thank you so much for organising it, and so nuce to meet you in the flesh!! I had such a lovely day and met all those wonderful stitchers who I had met through blogging....And the work on show was inspirational!
    It has spured me on to stitch bigger pieces and maybe do some thing for me!
    Thank you to your Mum for the chat about patchwork it was very helpful and of course for the little fabric box she made which I won! It has pride of place on our side board so everyone who comes can see it.
    I am looking forward to your next day of stitching!!!
    Love Chris x


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