Tuesday, 16 October 2012

WOYWWWWC (that's Wonderful Wiltshire Crop)

WOYWWers in Wiltshire met up for the first ever gathering of the group which, all thanks to Queen Julia, has introduced so many crafters to so much friendship and fun.
LtoR standing.. .Jo(me Jozart) LLJ, Morti, Janet(Fairy Thoughts), Mary-Anne, Kyla(Li'l Pidge), Dolores(Cardarian), Di (Pixie), Pam, Donna (Doone), Sam (Hettliecraft), Helen, Julia.
Seated- Kate, Cindy, Lisa, Zoe
Queen Julia looking terribly efficient
Princess LLJ
Mary Anne and Janet
Helen, Di and Sam
Pam and her flock of flutterbies
Kyla and Donna
Kirsty, Kate & Cindy
 Lisa & Zoe

Morti by the freebies and sales tables
After all those yummy cakes we were spoiled rotten with delish hot food
So well looked after.....
Dolores, who travelled the furthest, all the way from Slovenia!
So many thatched buildings around this beautiful part of England and thanks go to Morti for such wonderful hospitality in hosting Donna and me in her home in this pretty  village. It's the first time I've slept under a thatched roof! 
No pics of Morti's for security heh, heh! as there would be a queue of people wanting to stay there!
Note the squirrel on the rooftop. 
We loved sharing time with these huge furry babes
and I was thrilled to be able to handle this gorgeous Californian Corn Snake.... loved the experience!
Thanks to Donna for driving me there, to Morti and her lovely family, to everyone for all the fun and to Julia and LLJ for organising the day for us, to the guys G3 and G for  guiding and welcoming us but just THANK YOU, THANK YOU,  THANK YOU for a magic memory!
Dolores taught a lovely saying to Donna and I when we stayed with her......phonetically, as I can't spell it in Slovenian, it is "coochy, moochy, 
peay va yoo chi" and it  translates as "go home singing"  .... (as we all do when we've had a great time) AND WE DID JUST THAT! 


Annie said...

Thank you Jo for sharing your wonderful memory with us. I was there in spirit....honest.
A x

Lottie said...

Wow what a perfect day. I'd love to have been a 'fly on the wall' you all had a fantastic time!

Twiglet said...

What a lovley bunch! Thanks for sharing the photos - I bet you had a good giggle and a really happy day. x Jo

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

What a lovely day it sounds, a perfect way to make new friends and have a laugh. Thanks for sharing your adventures Jo :) Px

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely post, Jo! Glad you got home safe and sound. Once again, many thanks for the lovely bag bling (already in use!) and for teaching me the basics of crochet where none have succeeded before, lol!!!

Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Helen said...

Oh, it was such fun, we must do it again! It was lovely to meet you - and all the others - in person rather than on the other end of a comment box! Love the photos you took, thanks for sharing. "see you" tomorrow!!

sam21ski said...

Nice that so many of you managed to meet up.

Sam xx

Redanne said...

What lovely pics Jo, nice to see that so many of you could make the trip and nice to put faces to names. Looks like everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Crafty hugs, Anne x

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a great post, was so lovely to meet you and all of the others. We really did have a super day, I'm still smiling! Take care Zo xx

Kirsty.a said...

It was so much fun. Thanks for your help with alcohol inks. I'll post my finished name badge when I get round to putting some dangles on it

Angie said...

Fantastic photos ...and what a wonderful setting ...love thatched buildings.You all seem to have had a fantastic time ...that shot of JD makes her look like a Head Mistress lol xx

Neet said...

Oh Jo, I am so glad I got to see these photographs tonight. What a super time you all look to have had - I look forward to hearing all about it when we next meet up. Thank you so very much.
Hugs, Neet xx

Lee said...

Oh Jo,this sort of post really warms the heart,and makes us realise what is so important in life.Good friends fun and laughter.LOVE the Gorgeous pics,what a fab place.huggles xxx

RosA said...

What a fabulous day you all had! Very envious! (But far too far away to just pop over, he he!)

Li'l Pidge said...

A great post, it was a fabulous day and I cannot wait until the next one!

Kyla #55

sandra de said...

It is such a treat to see pics of everyone.
Sandra #93

Ann B said...

Love your report Jo - a fabulous day and lovely photos. Like the idea of you singing all the way home.

Thanks for sharing

Ann B

Morti said...

Oh bless - such a kind report (not sure that picture of me is particularly kind, but heigh ho! LOL) and yes, didn't we all have a fabulous time!!!! It was a real pleasure being able to host the pair of you, I just wished it had been for longer.

Here's to the next time we meet up, be it a WOYWW crop or something else!

Tamika said...

Look at everyone having a joyous time!

Anonymous said...

Wow that looks amazing! I would have loved those fur babies and that snake too! And all that food!! Surprised you didn't walk home to burn off the calories!!


Whimcees said...


It looks like you had such a wonderful time! I wish I could have been there with you! What a great group in a beautiful place! Wishing you a sunshine day!


Barbara Diane

fairy thoughts said...

Hi jo
It was a pleasure to meet you at the weekend, next time maybe we should have a 'sleepover' in the hall, just like teenagers hee hee.
I loved all the inkyness on your saturday desk, I played it safe with beads, no mess, but watchout next time. I would love to do one of your workshops, where do you teach?
janet #47

Samantha Elliott said...

Fabulous photos Honey and well done for all the names and commentary. I hope you don't mind if I borrow some photos, but not unless you say I can though! Not the snake one though!!
Sat nav says 3 1/4 hours from me to Liverpool so I am putting my name on a bed first if I may!! And don't forget Fergus, though he tends to sleep in my bed!!