Yesterday my lovely friend had a birthday party, (Happy Birthday J. x). This is the first time I have been to a party since my illness so I was so looking forward to it. It was lovely. The house and garden was all dressed up with pretty lanterns and candlelight and the crowd were of all different ages and backgrounds. The food, (all prepared by husband and daughter), was amazing and the drinks were liberally sloshing around. Here are a few pics to give you a taster of my evening ...
|Some dotty styles|
|A truly amazing tasting ham|
|Yummy velvet cake|
|Luscious strawberry tart|
|Fairy lights in the garden|
|Cutest little black dresses|
All in all a lovely party. Thank you J. for inviting us. Me and Mr Whizz Kid had a lovely time. xx
Sandown Stitch And Creative Crafts Show
Meeting Lovely Bloggers
I was disappointed with the Stitch And Creative Craft Show at Sandown this month and consequently did not take any photos at all. There seem to have been far too little of fabric crafts, no quilt displays at all, and far too much to do with card making and paper crafts.
Blurb from the show literature states that ...
Stitch & Creative Craft Show covers all aspects of quality stitch craft including cross stitch, sewing, dress making, home furnishing, embroidery, patchwork, quilting, needlepoint, fabrics, haberdashery, tapestry, lace smocking, ribbon craft, painting on silk, glass painting, stencil craft, rug making, stamping, beadwork, decoupage, card making, framing finished work, heirloom sewing, crewel work, crochet and other stitch crafts and needlework.
... most of which I did not see and did not appear to be there. Not an exciting event at all.
I did, however, really enjoy meeting the lovely Benta of Slikstitches, and her elegant Mother. We did try to take a few pics but most did not come out at all, (it was a lovely crisp sunny day), but one taken on the racecourse (where we had a sandwich and a cuppa) looks pretty good. Thankfully I am not in it!
|The lovely Benta and her Mother|
Benta was just as I imagined her with a shock of beautiful hair and a good sense of humour, and her Mother was delightful. Hopefully we can all meet up again sometime soon.