Tuesday, 8 July 2014

WOYWW - Reunion - All Our Yesterdays !

Well, take 8 school girls and fast forward 30 odd years - mix in a lovely hostess, a gossipy late evening, celebratory bubbles and a great supper - and you have our "Hastings Girls" Reunion last weekend !

It was amazing to meet up again with the girls I had been close friends with at school - but some of whom I hadn't seen for over 20 years !
If we said "wow but you haven't changed a bit" once we said it a dozen times !
Do you know those missing persons programmes on telly where they show you a photo then fast forward it to show you what they would look like now - well it was sort of like that - we all had the faces from school 30 years ago - but with a few more creases & slightly more lived in !!
We had a lovely weekend catching up & putting the world to rights !

As I was over in England I decided to pop into the Art Stamps show at Newbury Race Course - such a fun venue - I even got to walk over the track where the horses run - it was amazing to imagine them all thundering towards me !

The Show was slightly less inspiring sadly - it was much smaller this year and far fewer stands - but obviously still succumbed to some new stash ! But I did have a bit of a list - so at least it was planned purchasing !
Some new Sweet Poppies stencils & the little Distress Inks cubes !

When I got home on Sunday the weather was lovely - ideal for Sun Printing !

I snipped a few plants & flowers from the garden to create a print - one of them I didn't get right as the water bowl I was setting the prints in was in the sun itself - so the white areas stayed a bit blue !

But I was quite pleased with the other 2 prints !


See you next week !
Ali x


  1. Hi Ali glad you had a good weekend. Those sun prints a fab too. Could you use your new stencils to make them? Just a thought
    Lynda x

  2. Glad you enjoyed your reunion, and Newbury too, despite the smaller size - I hope it is back to normal next year, as it's usually such a good day out! Love your new purchases, and the sun prints look fabulous, must see if I can try this. Helen 4

  3. what a lovely weekend you've had & happy playing about with all your new stash. Happy woyww jill #27

  4. Hi Ali, happy WOYWW. Reunions are quite fun whether its school mates or family; there's always so much to chat about. Love your sunprints. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#28

  5. I love your sun prints - they are quite stunning. And those new stencils looks cool - you'll have a lot of fun playing with your new goodies I bet! Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #40

  6. Hi Ali, Looks like you had a great reunion and another craft show, plenty of goodies I see and those sun prints are brilliant.

    Jan S No 58

  7. Sounds like you had a great time at your reunion. What fun!
    Love your sun prints. I really need to have a go at those. I'm amazed at how crisp they are.
    Have a lovely week
    Gillian #49

  8. It would have been rude not to have popped into the show. I hadn't realised it was Artstamps. They seem to have left Wales now after being in Chepstow a few times, which I did support! Ho Hum!
    Love Poppy Stencils. How do you do sun printing then? They look fab!

  9. I like your lived in face description. That stash looks like a lovely haul. Can't wait to see you use it on projects and in your journal.

  10. What a wonderful weekend - all those folk you haven't seen for so long. I still get together with my college friends. 40 years on we still meet up about every two years. It has been good to see how we all have moved in different directions, precious to see how the youngsters have grown, and great to now be onto the next generation all together. We meet, and it's like we just carry on with the conversations from the previous get together!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #15

  11. Ali, it sounds like so much fun! The meeting of old friends and the stamp show. I love your plant prints, but not sure how you did them. Just beautiful. TFS #78

  12. What a wonderful thing for you to experience, catching up with former school mates. Looks like you had fun at the show and got some goodies but I love those prints they are amazing.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51

  13. The sun printing is so clever and very effective. Pleased you had a great time with your friends. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

  14. I simply love your sun prints!! I have never seen that technique before. Does it require a special paper in order to get the sun to bleach it??


  15. Sounds like you had a grand get together. You have some lovely goodies and love the sun prints! Happy (belated) WOYWW! #65