Today we went down to a Fiskateer Picnic in Laguna Niguel. It was arranged by Cheryl Waters, Lead Fiskateer, as a way to end the Shop Hop. I didn't participate in Shop Hop this year but all Fiskateers were invited so the three Fiskateers in my family plus Matt went down for the afternoon.

There were several make n takes offered–the Durbins had a fun little paper bag book featuring Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel Line of papers. Here's Tiffany, Xaver, and other Fiskateers doing make n takes.

Michelle Cummings and Katie–Katie really liked Michelle's door hanger make n take.
It was a little hot, as evidenced by Matthew's sweaty little face! But he was having a blast. Apparently there was an incident involving Matt, Katie, and a croquet mallet while I was in the restroom!
Each family packed their own picnic lunch. Drinks, watermelon, and cake and ice cream were provided–yummy!

There were also games for everyone to play. Here's Matt trying his hand at croquet:

When we left everyone was in the middle of a fun game of bingo. There were also sack races and other fun games planned. I wanted to stay because everyone was having such a great time but we've always got Sunday dinner with the grandparents so we had to get on the road.

It was really nice seeing so many familiar faces (Tran, Tiffany, Pam, Michelle, Yuko, Anita, Abby, Jim, Jeanne…), putting online faces to names (I finally met artist Laura Bray), and meeting new people. Just a fun time with creative crafters! Thanks Cheryl for organizing a great time and inviting us all.

Happy Crafting!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “Fun at the Fiskateer Picnic

  1. I am so grateful you and your whole family came! It was lovely and you always make me smile. I’m glad you all had a lot of fun and I am just grateful to call you a fellow fiskateer and a dear friend.

    Posted on August 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm
  2. Glad to meet you in person too! and glad you had a fun relaxing day!

    Posted on August 24, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    Can you please add the blog for
    Cropping for our Troops on your blog? I can’t wait to see what you are sending for the silent auction.

    Posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:01 am