The meeting took place in a private dining room at the classy Trio's restaurant. I took the picture below facing the mirrored wall, so you can see the whole dining room. This was before we started. That's the quilting editor, Scarlett, seated at the table.
Needlework editor Denise got things started, then we went around the room and each blogger told a little about herself.
When it was my turn to speak, I showed off my Scrappy Snappy Pouches, because they were such a hit when they were featured on Craft Gossip last fall!
I sat next to Suzy, whom I have kept in touch with since the last meet-up (she has joined Craftster and we have been craft-swap partners); she announced that she is expecting her first baby in December! Congrats, Suzy!!!
We had a lovely lunch, with our choice of five selections from Trio's menu. (The "I Heart Craftgossip.com" buttons I made and handed out to everyone were a big hit! You can see that I had some left over, so they are posing with my menu!)
I had the Quiche Lorraine--YUM!
We played a fun game: each table was given an 8" x 10" photograph of the editor at that table, and we gave the photo a makeover! Here are the editors posing with their photos. And the winner is...
SCARLETT, at my table! We won--again! I was at her table last time too!!
Everyone at the table got to choose a prize, and I was quick to snatch up this vintage embroidered tablecloth that Scarlett had brought. She has encouraged me to get crafty with it--so I am going to cut into it when I am brave enough! I'll show you the results when that happens!
As things were winding down, we each got a packet containing everyone's business card, so we can find each other on-line and keep in touch.
And for the grand finale...we each got a BIG BAG OF GOODIES from EK Success Brands! I am going to keep you in suspense about what's inside...check back on Thursday, when I reveal the contents!
Thanks so much, Craft Gossip and EK Success Brands, and especially to the four editors who worked so hard to make the afternoon a fun success: Denise Felton (needlework editor), Scarlett Burroughs (quilting editor), Anne Weaver (sewing editor), and Stacie de Klerk (jewelry editor). It was fantastic!