|Colorful Claire and Saskia shared their crochet knowledge with us this day. Chalk board picture from Maaike at CreJJtion.|
|This was Saskia's contribution to the work shop, a pretty double layered flower. Find the tutorial here.|
|Claire (right) is hooking along and guiding one of the crochet ladies in the work shop.|
|I think this is a creation made by Claire at Haken en Meer. Correct me if I am wrong...|
|How lovely it is to be in the company of people with the same passion as yourself.|
|This wonderful shawl was made by Marlies at T-jonge. Small pictures: Saskia with some of her creations.|
I walked over and instantly felt at home. The girls I saw was Claire from Haken en Meer and Saskia from Haken bij Saar en Mien in their colorful dresses and adorable crocheted aprons. It was a lot of hugs and kisses, laughter and smiling faces. "Oh, so this is you? This is so cool to meet you live!!!"
More and more ladies arrived and in the end we were a good 45 crafty women sitting down outside this cute little café which was the location. Maaike from CreJJtion had made such a great job with flower arrangements, cakes and coffées, lunch buffée and event bags filled with yarny goodness. Thank you Maaike for your fabulous effort on making this an unforgettable event.
The work shop began and Claire (Haken en Meer), Saskia (Haken bij Saar en Mien) and Annemarie (Annemarie's Hakenblog) shared their patterns on crochet flowers and bracelets, guiding us through step by step. It was pure bliss to just sit together with all the other ladies with hook in hand crocheting along...
There were lots of yummy yarn, beautiful creations shared, crochet chatting and just a lot of amazement of meeting up in real life like this.
Time passed by way to quick, 4 hours felt like 30 minutes. I could easily have stayed for longer but every party has to come to an end at some point...
I could go on and on about what a great experience this was but I think I put an end to this post here aswell. With a big thank you to everyone attending, every lady I talked to and didn't have time to talk to - it was LOVELY to meet you all and please leave a trail for me to stay in touch as I didn't swop details with each and everyone. Thank you to the lovely Claire, Saskia and Annmarie for their professional tutoring and to Maaike for her flawless organization of this event. I am so hoping for a Create n' Date no 2... Please just say maybe, Maaike. :D That is what I tell me kids when I want them to shut up and stop asking and begging. Ha ha ha.