Stitch & Bitch 2012 style

There’s something about the coming together of a group of women that’s special. Especially the coming together of women from the same family. Women who share a history. Who share bloodlines. It’s like secret women’s business.

This weekend I spent time with 12 of the immediate females from my Mother’s side of the family. It was our annual get together under the guise of “craft” but really it’s just a chance to drink, eat, chat, laugh and share. And dance. There’s always a little dancing.

Oh, and some readings from my Mum and her cards.

This is the 5th year that we have done this and I must say I was looking forward to it more than ever. For the break from my girls, to spend some time with my sister’s and my Mum, and just to stop and do nothing, read, draw, write, paint, drink, sleep and catch up. It’s just plain good for your soul.

This year we also celebrated my Mum’s 60th Birthday which was last weekend. Any excuse to eat numerous pieces of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and I’m in.

I’m already looking forward to the next one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09223996505653146335 Tara

    what a fantastic idea, if only my family got on that well. OR maybe we need this so that we do. I love how you tell a story thru pictures. THANKS for sharing x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11416451148055700239 Elisa {with grace and eve}

    Oh amazing!! Love your images, just beautiful. A weekend with just the women in my life sounds divine, and so incredibly nourishing. One day I will make it happen too xx

  • http://teaspoonsandtinsel.com/ Stephanie

    Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful, cosy, Autumn weekend. Xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13041011727783934765 Ellie

    I can really see the difference in your photos since your ‘Nursery” session. Awesome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03108216621628520756 Farmers Wifey

    How divine…..really what a great idea! The images are so cosy…..family is everything xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14851709906766532130 sascedar

    it looks like a warm, soul-filling time. wonderful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18133173713045801244 vancybec

    Must know shade of nail varnish on card reader recipient, it is divine (and I am a freak for nail varnish!). Looks like you had a splendid weekend – that cake, those drinks and the photos!! Good for the soul!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      It was OPI Atomic orange I think?! It was my little sister so I’ll check with her…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16888810644186418559 Denwise aka Denyse Whelan

    Beautiful Beth…just beautiful. Lovely to see such a family coming together. D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215161182830545561 Reannon Hope

    Perfection!! And your pics are divine xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    Oh I always love your photos from the stitch and bitch lady. They’re gorgeous and it looks like a beautifully warm and loving time was spent together. That cake looks too good for words… I’d be heading back for multiple slabs of that baby too!
    What a wonderful tradition xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17646925050489695536 Mother Down Under

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful tradition.
    And have you ever read the book The Red Tent. It is one of my favourites…all about women coming together for support and encouragement and secret women’s business!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124224647059797583 kim at allconsuming

    Divine. Pure and simple.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13823564682558900328 Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

    What a gorgeous way to spend some time with family. Your photos are looking more and more beautiful, some very clever tricks there.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12010119572472733390 Lisa H

    Gorgeou photos, especially that cake!