Mostly, it was about getting together and enjoying a fun day.
We're all daughters of these eight sisters (that's my Mum in the centre of the back row), and we have more in common than we can name.
There are shared memories, parallel experiences of being parented and parenting... there are cheekbones and mannerisms.... resemblances... and a bond that has survived sometimes-decades of separate lives and life experiences.
Today, there was also a distinct lack of anyone over five-foot-six.
So anyway - we got to work....
I bossed everyone around and showed them how super-easy it all is.... even if you've never been remotely interested in sewing before...
...and there were, indeed, purses.
Thank you to my (non-sewing) sister, for being staff photographer and family-photo-scanner. Thanks to the wee girl and her even wee-er second-cousin, for playing so beautifully together. And a BIG thank you to my gorgeous cousins and sisters for a fabulous day.
Absentee sisters and cousins: you were missed, and you're very-much invited to the next one.
There must definitely be another one.
*OFMK = Only For My Kid