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“Let’s Meet Crochet Party”

maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-06It’s been a while since I’ve had súch a fantastic weekend!
A weekend that had no less than 3 highlights – all very unique and different, but all so very enjoyable too.
maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-02The big kick-off was Saturday afternoon: the truly fabulous, extremely talented and super sweet Lisanne of the “Draad en Praat”-blog organised her 1st “Let’s Meet Crochet Party” in one of the most beautiful yarn stores here in The Netherlands, “Echtstudio” in Alphen a/d Rijn. She invited 25 bloggers and instagrammers, all avid crocheters/diy-ers.
maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-01And isn’t is lovely to be with like-minded people, who can as easily get carried away by the look and feel of a certain cotton, an arrangement of cool colors, a new little crochet trick/technique – just like yourself?
maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-05 maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-07We all got along so nicely – meeting old friends, making new ones, seeing blog- and/or IG-buddies in real life for the first time. I felt totally inspired by this creativity-vibe – and I’m sure I’m not the only one!
maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-03Lisanne must have spent many an hour preparing this remarkably well organised event, paying attention to every little detail, from a delightfully styled table to yummie treats, photo props and last but not least gorgeous goodiebags for all of us to take home.
A huge “thank you” goes out to her – she sure “made it happen”!
maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-04maRRose - CCC --- Draad en Praat Crochet Party-08After this awesome event I drove to Noordwijk, to join my husband, children, mother- and sister-in-law to have dinner together in honor of my sil’s 50th birthday. She had made reservations in a lovely restaurant on the beach – great company, fab food in an excellent setting (that sunset …..): what more to ask for?
maRRose - CCC --- Sunset Noordwijk BeachThe third weekend highlight was today: we got to see (and cuddle!) our new puppy dog for the very first time.
Unfortunately – and totally unexpected – we’ve very recently lost our two beloved black labs (not even within 5 weeks of each other).
I can’t even begin to explain how shocked and sad this has left us……. it made us realize also we really need a dog in our lives and so the search for a well bred, healthy puppy started.
We were lucky enough to find a wonderful breeder, everything worked out perfectly and we’re already looking forward to June 5th when we can bring this black beauty home.
maRRose - CCC --- Fantdetica Pup-01

I sure hope your weekend was as joyous as mine!

Marianne xx

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18 thoughts on ““Let’s Meet Crochet Party””

  • Wat een fijn weekend!! Ik heb zo gelachen met je op het haakfeest, het was echt genieten! En wat een geluk met het weer hé, je kon gewoon s’avonds nog op het strand verder feesten 🙂 GEWELDIG! en dan die lieve kleine nieuwe schat!! Wat heerlijk, ik ben zo blij voor jou!!! Lets meet again soon 🙂 XXX Lisanne

    • Het was een héérlijk weekend – echt één met een gouden (wat heet: platina) rand! Fijn, hè om zoveel pret te hebben, dat doet een mens altijd goed. ‘k Heb ook zo ontzettend genoten, Lisanne – ‘k kan je niet genoeg bedanken! Zeker: let’s meet again very soon!! Marianne xx

  • Wat een prachtige foto’s heb je gemaakt , echt schitterend ! Wat was het super gezellig, heb net zo genoten ! En toen nog door nasr de kust voor een fijne avond.
    En wat een lieverd krijgen jullie….aftellen naar 5 juni.
    Tot snel liefs Miriam

  • Wat een vrolijke foto’s om naar te kijken en wat goed dat je zo genoten hebt! En als afsluiter dat heerlijke koppetje van je nieuwe liefde. Ik had zo met jullie te doen. Hoop dat je regelmatig je puppie voorbij laat komen, hier of op IG. Gefeliciteerd met je nieuwe gezinslid! Liefs van Andrée

    • Dank, lieve Andrée – ja, ‘t was zo’n enorm geslaagde (haak)middag, echt heerlijk!
      Wat verwoordt je dat treffend: m’n nieuwe liefde – zo voelt het inderdaad. ‘k Kan niet wachten ….. oh, ja, dat wordt vast een kwestie van hevige puppy-spam! Marianne xx

  • Dearest Marianne, I can’t imagine how inconsolable you would be at losing both. I’m still in shock to think such a thing could happen. The new baby beauty looks adorable and so do you. I love the meetup. What a fabulous event and so many good things. Thanks for sharing it. Love lu x

    • Thanks so much, sweet Lu – inconsolable, that’s exactly how I felt/feel. Losing one pet is tough, but losing two dogs in 5 weeks time, is just too much sadness. However, the new puppy will help us deal with that – I’m sure about it, we can’t wait for her to come live with us!
      The crochet party was simply fabulous! Lots of love, Marianne xx

  • Dearest Marianne,
    What a fabulous weekend indeed! The Echtstudio yarn shop has long been on my list to visit as every time I see photos in Blogland or Instagram I feel inspired just looking at the colour feast. I so hope I will be able to go in June…and I get to meet the new puppy too, how exciting is that. Not long now and I can finally hug you in person…so so looking forward to it!
    Much love, Heike xx

    • It most certainly was, sweetheart: just amazing!
      Oh, you bet I will take you to “Echtstudio” – it’s a magical place, with such a wonderful atmosphere, you’ll love it in real live too!
      I really can’t wait for you to come visit – soooo looking forward to it! Lots of love, Marianne xx

  • You’ve chosen a puppy! Your sadness will be easier to bear with a new dog, I’m certain. What a lovely meet up, I’m quite envious. Having spent an amazing four days in Nederland, I finally found the answer to the Holland/Netherlands issue which has bugged me all my life!!

    • Yes – a new puppy (or as Andrée put it: a new love) – exactly, you totally get it! The crochet party was fabulous, fun and inspiring, you should have been there (and could have: you were here!). Glad to read you liked your stay – you might want to check this out, to deal with the Holland/The Netherlands issue for once and for all 😉 ( Marianne xx

  • Wat een geweldige foto van jou en Lisanne! Je hebt sowieso superleuke foto’s gemaakt. En wat fijn om te lezen dat jullie na zo’n verdrietige periode zo’n schattig nieuw familielid erbij krijgen. Het zal vast nog heel lang duren voor het voor jullie 5 juni is 🙂 ik heb ooit drie weken moeten wachten op mijn kat, de dagen kropen voorbij maar wat was ik blij toen ik haar mocht halen. Alvast heel veel plezier gewenst en ik kijk nu al uit naar de foto’s!
    Groetjes, Annemarie

    • Ah, dankjewel, Annemarie! Ja, wat issie grappig, hè? Het was ook zo’n heerlijke middag – vond het superleuk jou te ontmoeten!
      Ja, we zijn zó ontzettend blij – de dagen kunnen nu even niet snel genoeg gaan. En met die foto’s komt ‘t vast wel goed (puppy spam ….)! Marianne xx

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