Well I've got plenty of them for you!
The Bloggy Picnic was great fun and even more relaxed and enjoyable than I could have hoped.
Sadly some of our lovely friends couldn't make it on the day and they were definitely missed - but it just means we need to do it again very soon!
The assembled bloggers were:
Kitty, Moogsmum, Trashy, Julia B, Julie, Domesticali, Penny, Jane , my BOSSY BIG SISTER, Eve, Kate and ME!
We were really lucky with the weather because although it was a bit breezy and chilly it was warm enough for us all to sit on our picnic rugs for the afternoon and I actually got really sunburnt!
The children (16 of them I think!) quickly made friends and entertained themselves (some of them randomly appearing out of the tops of trees!) while we sat and chatted, knit, crocheted, laughed, and generally had a lovely time.
Once we'd eaten lunch we made a huge pile of Easter Eggs and gave them out to the children in age order which worked fine until a crowd of children we'd never seen before scurried over keen to join in the "giveaway" (apparently urged on by their parents!!!)
We then put the adults' names in a pot and took turns picking who we would be giving our present to. I was very lucky to receive this gorgeous gift from Eve
a fabulous knitted chicken and a little cotton rabbit egg cosy with a chocolate egg and eggcup all wrapped up in a beautiful vintage napkin.
But I was curious because the egg rattled..............
and look at what I found inside! So cute!
Eve had also given me another present - just because I had organised the meet up! A beautiful crocheted flower, again wrapped in a gorgeous vintage handpainted napkin.
Thank you so much Eve - you were incredibly generous! I would show pictures of the little bundles of mini eggs you also gave all the children but I'm afraid they have disappeared!!!
My gift of a goldfish wallet, mini eggs, notepad and card went to my lovely niece Emma! While her gift of a stunning mola inspired fish reverse applique mini quilt went to Penny. I'm so impressed with how good at textiles Emma is as she is only 13. (I'll see if she has a photo of it to show you sometime)
Meanwhile my BOSSY Big Sister Ally received a gorgeous sock monkey from Kitty who was quickly christened "Billy Millet" (after Millets farm) and then Ally picked out Kitty's name for her gorgeous gift of homemade jam and marmalade (having just had some of the jam about an hour earlier for breakfast at Ally's house, I knew how scrummy it was!)
I also had a present from Kate for organising the meet up - this gorgeous Japanese paper that she found in the craft shop on the farm.
I love it! Sadly the shop was shut by the time we were leaving :o(
And Trashy brought my raffle prize as we agreed it would be MUCH easier than posting it!
I love this tray, but to Trashy's great indignation I have absolutely no intention of putting cups of tea on it as it is far too beautiful! Instead I want to hang it on the wall so I can see it all the time.
Trash also brought me back this badge
from the Trash and Treasure picnic in Ballarat which I attended "Flat Stanley" style.
Trash did her usual trick of hiding behind something to have her photo taken, so here she is modelling her brilliant present from Ali - Laundry Haiku! What a fab idea!
But I got a nice pic of Mrs Moogs*
Oh! Sorry! I meant THIS one!
Thanks to everyone for coming - it was a wonderful day!
(*p.s. I'm not really being mean to Moogsmum - we were joking at the time about which pig was me and which was her!)
This is me apparently................
Hmmm, not too far from the truth unfortunately!!!!