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! 😃
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…….
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!’ 😉
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! 😉
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!