Crafty Bees, July 6th 2015

At the end of my ‘Crafty Bees at the Show’ post I wondered whether any of the people who’d stopped by our promotional stall would come along to join us. 

And the answer is…Yes!!  

At the following meeting we welcomed two new recruits, whom I’d met at the show! πŸ˜ƒ

The first person I saw when I walked into The Living Room was Irene:

Irene is knitting these lovely cushion covers in a diamond design, worked in a way that requires no sewing up. She’d tried to describe this method to me when she saw all the untidy ‘tails’ on the back of the UFO’s I’d taken to display…… but I couldn’t quite picture it. She insists that the pattern is easy ~ and she did knit up a fair few diamonds in the course of the evening…….

  ….but it still looks intricate and quite complicated to me! 

The second newcomer to arrive was Andrea, who commented that she’d been looking forward to two hours of guilty pleasure, sipping tea and eating cake while her husband looked after their children! ‘Ahh! bliss!’ πŸ˜‰

Andrea was finishing off this super~cute Jelly Baby.

 And here’s another, gift wrapped and ready to go. I love them ~ they’re so soft and cuddly and the juicy colours make my mouth water (or maybe that’s the sweets!)  

Although we do swap tips and ideas, the conversations at Crafty Bees aren’t always centered around what we are making. The topics this week included the Agricultural Show (of course!); childcare, the potential closure of a local high school and what to do with out~of~date frozen breast milk. We wondered whether a posh restaurant could turn it into a Heston Blumenthal~style delicacy, given that Alex James, from the boy band Blue, used his wife’s milk to make a cappuccino. On a more serious note Emma, who works in the maternity unit, told us that the Bat Hospital is always grateful for it ~ so now you know! πŸ˜‰

We’ve taken a vote and have decided to continue fortnightly throughout the school holidays, with the next meeting being on Monday July 20th. Looking forward to it already! 


12 thoughts on “Crafty Bees, July 6th 2015

  1. Well done on the new recruits ( sounds like I should be singing YMCA) it’s nice to have an even bigger variety of crafts and of course more conversations of interest.At this rate you’ll be able to have a huge stall of crafts at the agricultural show next year.
    Enjoy the Summer.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. Great idea, Beverly! Crafty Bees has obviously filled a gap that other groups weren’t quit bridging ~ the quiet communion of other crafters busy with their projects is food for the soul. πŸ™‚

      1. i have found a local knitting and natter group at the local library i am going to investigate – i think i must be getting old πŸ™‚

  2. You’re attracting a swarm of Crafty Bees! πŸ™‚ How delightful to have this gathering as a friendly place to share your talents and swap stories (and cake) all together!

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