It was a close call, but we lucked out and the thunderstorms rolled in earlier than was originally predicted. We were afraid we might have to rain check our Picnic with the Pixies, but by 10am we were just dealing with cloudy skies and the occasional sprinkle.
Unfortunately, the weather brought in all kinds of nasties that prevented many of our usual suspects from attending, but we had quite a few new faces joining us and so the turnout was quite good in spite of missing our regular friends.
Grapevine Botanical Gardens. Since we have active members from all the far flung reaches of the DFW Metroplex, we are always looking for event locations that are easier to get to for everyone. I am so happy that we have found this garden! It is central to most of our active members, it's a Beautiful spot, it's Free, we can bring our own food in, and as an added bonus it is dog friendly. In fact, we enjoyed this location so much that we are contemplating making it a regular site for casual sewing and photo social picnics.
Those sweet dolls were so much fun to play with! And I understand that the dolls had as much fun posing and playing as we did.
The photo ops weren't just reserved for the dolls. A few of our attendees worked on their Regency period posing as outlined in Scene in the Past's blog about Regency poses.
As usual, we turned out to be quite a photogenic bunch!
Here's what other attendees had to say about our picnic.
Scene in the Past
All photos courtesy P. Crandall Polk and Jennifer Thompson.