13 November 2007

that was the week that was

oh what a time was had by all …

It’s been a very social bloggy crafty sort of time around here. First up was an amazing Sydney-Melbourne blogmeet featuring a few of my favourite regular reads. Photos are over here if anyone is interested. We talked and ate and talked and laughed and made the waiter take our photo, as you do, and then talked some more even after being politely evicted from the premises waaaay after closing time. It seems LadyBloggers have a lot to say. Who woulda thunk?

Then the next evening I dragged my weary carcass up the freeway to join the same talented and inspiring crew who attended the last craft weekend away and some new-to-me faces.


The venue was, um, quirky, the garden gorgeous ...

seedpod

blossom, apple or cherry?

... the weather glorious, the food mostly marvellous apart from a little embarrassment on my part (note to self: don’t put your hand up to do dinner when you’ve been up until 3am several nights running writing a badly structured essay and then socialising with a bunch of LadyBloggers and you’re better at sticky desserts than beef curries anyway you silly sod). But as someone else said, the company was the prize. What a wonderful gaggle of women. And the accompanying baby was beautiful (and beautifully behaved) beyond belief.

I managed to purchase some delicious chenille yarn and Noro from Purl’s Palace

yarns and lines

… made a new friend as we sipped tea and wound the skeins into balls …

lace curtain

… had one of the best massages of my life …

knitting on the verandah

… and knitted. Look at all the flying fingers.

Bliss.

18 comments:

Lazy cow said...

Oh goody, first commenter. Glad you liked Purl's Palace. And I must find out where you got your massage. I've given up on all but my local guy.
We're all old hands at this meetup business now! It was fun.

Kez said...

Sounds exhausting but fun!

Janet said...

oh yes it was fun. I quite enjoyed the quirky decor and having dinner cooked for me and I love your lace curtain too!

blackbird said...

It sounds delightful.

How exciting that you have readers who are thrilled to be the first commenter!

meggie said...

Bliss!!

Kathleen said...

Love reading your blog. You have a certain way of looking at things that is entertaining. Your acorns and veggies are great.

h&b said...

Looks lovely - love the last pic withe the arbour.

Laughed when I read ( on Clementine's Shoes ) about Janet making Lemon tart - she must have been craving it since Thurs night !

:)

Kristina said...

wow, a bloggers meet up sounds great but a knitting bloggers meet up sounds even better!

herhimnbryn said...

Sigh, sounds luverlee.

becandcall said...

I like that big spikey thing up top. And the roses.

And the verandah.

And the curtains.

Can I come too next time? I'll bring the curry to make up for having no other talents...

crafty said...

I want some lemon tart!

Now, we know what your eyes are like, are your hands over at Clementine's?

The_Add_Knitter said...

What lovely pics! Looks like a lot of fun!

Suse said...

Yes Crafty, my hands are over at Clementine's in the second photo and the last photo (knitting a strawberry and pear respectively).

shula said...

Where was it?

Victoria said...

Ah, sounds good. Love that window photo.

LouLou said...

Hi ...just came across your blog and have spent the last 30 minutes reading all your goodness. Lovely blog....you will have to go on my list of "blogs that rock my jox and sox" ...feel free to visit x

fiona said...

what bliss, sounds like you had a ball, well done!

My float said...

Love those photos.

And endless talking? You lot? Surely you jest.