Today was the day of the bloggers picnic. The sun was shining, the weather was clear, only a small breeze ruffled the air. (As opposed to the Wellington weather over the last few days, which involved hail, driving rain, wind, cold Southerlies, and a small earthquake or two. Clearly, the god of weather-and-sewing was smiling on us today.)
Seven Wellington (and Paraparaumu and Palmerston North) sewing bloggers gathered around the fountain in the rose gardens at Wellington Botanic Gardens, grabbed a drink at the nearby cafe, then wandered into the Dell to find a nice shady spot for a picnic lunch.
And what a lunch it was! So. Much. Amazing. Food. Yummmmmm…….
Calzone by the amazing Mrs C.
Fruit tarts (I think from Jo?). (I didn’t notice until looking at this photo that there were two flavours! Argh, I missed trying one!! This is a minor disaster, folks!)
I would mention all the other tasty treats we had, but I’m getting hungry just thinking about them all again, so I won’t inflict that on you. Lets just say, you’d be jealous at having missed it.
There was lots of talk about sewing (surprise, surprise), fabric, and a couple of other crafts even got a look-in. A (very hurried) small swap (we were running out of time – too much chatting, not enough checking the time, and people’s parking was running out of time – oops!) where I scored this gorgeous Ikea cotton from Mel:
(I just love that she’s pinned on there where and when she got it, on a cute little template with a sewing machine on it. Love!) (May have to “borrow” that idea, actually….)
There was also an (equally hurried) photo shoots, where those of us wearing new garments could get some pics for our blogs. (I’ll show you photos of my new cardigan in another post later.)
It was soooo much fun! Thanks for a lovely picnic lunch, ladies. Let’s do it again soon!
(We approached a random group of strangers to get one to take our photo. Thank you lovely lady, whoever you were!)
(Yep, we posed school-photo style. Just coz the steps were there, and we could.)
(Live in Wellington and want to join us next time? Let me know, and I’ll add you to the mailing list!)