Sunday, 16 June 2013

Auckland Sewing Bloggers Meet up

I’ve had a really busy time, with a lot on my mind since the Auckland Bloggers meet up, but I did remember to take my camera this time.  
Penny, Frances, Claire, Carolyn, Jason and me

The café we’d decided to meet at has a lot of small areas, and I realised that we hadn’t decided which one we going to meet up in.  I needn’t have worried.  One of the first people I saw was Claire, looking around, thinking the same as me.  Before we had to decide anything I spotted this waistcoat (with Carolyn inside it!)  With three of us standing around in a busy café we decided to find a table and take ownership, hoping the others would find us.  Once we’d claimed our space we found Penny and Frances ordering coffee.  

How Jason found us I don’t know, but he managed to appear at the table next to us and joined in as we were discussing our machines.  It’s a shame that he had to preface his opening statement with “I’m not trying to be creepy, but…”  When I thought about it afterwards it must have been pretty intimidating to try and join in to a group of girls without giving the wrong impression.  He needn’t have worried, once we got into discussing our sewing machines, fabric purchases and other crafty projects, he fitted right in with the rest of us.

The guys at the next table didn’t seem to comprehend that we didn’t really care what famous rugby types they were, we just wanted a picture of us, not them!

Carolyn’s embroidery was really inspiring, and it was great to spend a few minutes talking sewing and crafts.  Well, at least it felt like a few minutes, but it was actually a couple of hours.

Thanks Penny for organising it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really glad you had a good time! I am so pleased this is a success!

    I've nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award!