Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Bloggers Picnic

Totty told me I must be the last person to blog about this. She may well be right.

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This is what I went to, organised by Lucy Locket at Millets Farm near Oxford.

Unfortunately, my car had to go to the garage to have a new head-gasket fitted, so I had a courtesy car instead. Oh how I hated this car. It had absolutely no get-up-and-go and it was 1.5 hours drive each way including motorway driving. I will not tell you what make and model it was, just in case you have this car and love it. I just know I would never, ever own one myself.

 

For this picnic, you brought as many boxed Easter Eggs as you had children with you. Now I wasn’t bringing any children, so I felt I was getting off lightly. I had bought some liqueur (non-alcoholic) filled sugar eggs when I was in Denmark, so I made lots of little packets of eggs wrapped in cellophane. I had also bought several packets of little wooden Easter egg decorations, so tied one of these with a bit of knitting yarn or ribbon to each little parcel. These I handed to each of the children at the picnic. This photo of one parcel is courtesy of Jane

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You also had to bring a little handmade Easter gift for another blogger. Here is my photo of what I made.

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The photo taken by the recipient Mrs Locket herself, is much better than mine, she has the napkin the right way up!

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and here is her photo of what was under the rabbits jumper.

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I had also made a little something for Lucy for arranging the picnic, again it is Lucy’s photo, I forgot to take one.

Gift for Lucy

The pincushion is inspired by Liselotte (blog is in Danish). I did (as usual) not follow her pattern, but made my own version, very like hers though. The napkins are part of the “stuff” I brought back from Mums. Both are vintage, I think the little one I used to wrap the pincushion in, is hand painted as there is a signature on the back, hidden at the base of the flowers. I love harebells, it is one of the flowers I really miss in this country.

 

The little rabbit is knitted from a pattern by Julie and much to my embarrassment when I minutes later discovered Julie was present, I asked a question of all (if they had seen a similar rabbit for sale in Tesco) when Lucy had unwrapped her present.  I received this

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(photo from Jane as I forgot to take one) lovely little girl. A real Little Cotton Rabbit rabbit, made by the designer herself and much sweeter looking than mine.

It was sooo nice to meet all these people whose blogs I have been reading and some new ones too. I hope we do it again next year. Next time I will remember to bring some food, not just something to drink. We were really lucky with the weather, I even managed to get sunburned!

Thank you again Lucy for organising this.

4 comments:

christunte said...

Velkommen tilbage! Sikke mange fine påsketing, du har fået lavet. Imponerende!

Totty Teabag said...

I have enjoyed reading everyone's view of the picnic...I feel quite the Lurker...LOL

Kitty said...

It was so lovely to meet you Eve - I had seen your face in comments sections, but never 'found' your blog. I particularly loved the chicken you made for Locket - it had such a cheeky face. Thank you so much for the little eggs for the kids - my two both commented on how pretty the packages were.

Take care. :-) x

trashalou said...

Looks like she was right Eve! the childer and I had a great time and it was lovely to meet the bloggy gang. I remain in awe of your fabulous chair!