Friday, June 26, 2009

Bloggy Morning Tea

Isn't it great to meet bloggy friends? A bunch of us had a great chat, a bit of a giggle, and consumed vast quantities of sweet treats in my studio this morning.

It was great to put faces to names and names to faces. (I'd chatted to Gina in GJ's one day and didn't know it was her! Pennies dropped today!).
I feel lucky to be surrounded by so many generous, talented people. It's a wonderful thing to feel a part of such a warm, welcoming community of kindred souls.
A big thank you to ....
Cathy - Tinniegirl
Lara - Thornberry
Melanie - Sugarlemon
Margaret - Konstant Kaos
Cathy - Miss Marzie
Louise - Lululollylegs
Jodie - Ric Rac
Teegan - Ink&Spindle
...for coming along and making a great morning happen.
And a big slice of cake to Sherrin, Annie and Sooz who all had things get in their way of attending this morning.
Super-sized thanks to Ann Marie - Crafty Girl With Ruffle - for all her super-sized help!!
My studio is somewhat flooded with sunlight so most photos (taken quickly with my happy-snap camera) were washed out. Did anyone else get some good pics?
EDITED TO ADD - See Lara's pics here. (Thanks, Lara).
I must also thank the kids for being gorgeous and SOOOO well-behaved. They all played beautifully (and all stayed out of my cordoned off "scary sewing equipment" corner). The craft table and the dress-up box seemed to work a treat. The cake table was a resounding sucess, too.
And all those Moo card boxes I have really came in handy.

We must do it again some time...

21 comments:

Tinniegirl said...

Indeed. It was fabulous.

Tania said...

Sadly, I was way too busy chatting to even consider some camera action. Excellently hosted Nikki - lovely to finally meet you and the other lovelies (so pleased there wasn't an industrial sewing machine confrontation punctuating the day)...

trashalou said...

Do you think next time you could move the venue a litle closer?

Gina said...

Thanks Nikki, it was wonderful to meet you and others 'officially'. I did take some photos, but they're hopeless, which is a shame. Oh, apart from one pic I took of one of your bag stands, which is splendid!

Betty Jo said...

Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely get together. Your studio is ACE!(along with those brownies.....)

Jodie said...

Thankyou Nikki, for all the time and effort you went to, not the least being the amazing craft table. It was heaps of fun...

Annie said...

Oh how I wish I had been there - thanks for eating cake for me! I was busy stacking tables and chairs in MY studio (aka classroom) getting ready for it to be painted in the holidays.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Thank-you for hosting! It was great to get together with others and chat through challenges and opportunities!
Thank-you again!

CurlyPops said...

I'm so sorry I missed it!

Cathy said...

thanks Nikki - had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones - it was ace! The food was great too! Sorry I didn't take any photos! You can remove that one of me though!

Melanie said...

Had my hands far too full to get a camera out, I'm afraid Nikki :) But I had a wonderful time, thank you so much for being such a wonderful host!

Cass said...

Looks like it was a great time. Good idea for the Moo card boxes too.

Michelle said...

oh i am truly envious i would have loved to be there...
how much fun...
and food to boot...
yes maybe one day i will get down there and get to meet you and all the fab girls...
thanks for the pics...

Louise said...

Thanks so much for a lovely morning in your super light-filled studio. It was fab catching up with everyone!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Even though it was meeting so many new people, it felt like catching up with old friends. I am so happy I started blogging. Thanks for organising the morning tea Nikki and giving up some of your precious work time.

cratygirlwithruffle said...

It was lovely seeing everyone yesterday. It was the best fun ever. Thanks Nikki. I think I may even get my blogging mojo back....tomorrow.

emma said...

Hey Nikki,

Sorry I didn't make it to the blog meet. Too busy with the stocktake sale. Will have to come and visit your studio another time.
emma

mrs john cusack

Cath said...

Thanks sooo much Nikki - it was a lovely morning and made even more lovely with the sun streaming in. I love the set up - the girls had a fun time too. Thanks again.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Love it!
Looks like you had so much fun.AWSOME

Liz said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time and what a great idea for a brooch. Sadly Oz was a bit too far away for me to pop in.

handmaiden said...

I am looking forward to being in town for your next one and put some faces to names too