I'm a bit behind the rest of the world posting about the Fat Quarter Retreat in London. Apologies for that, but life just got in the way. I hope you're not too bored and can spare 5 minutes to read this
I had a fantastic time at the retreat - You have probably read all the other posts, so you know the general brilliance of it, and that if it's humanly possible, you should go next year
The best bits
- Meeting all the people I have spent the last 18months
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- Meeting lots of new people that I'd never come across before
|Christine and Emily|
|Kerry centre stage|
|Susan - what me?|
|Cindy - in a quandry over how to quilt her masterpiece|
- Meeting 50 % of the Stitch Tease Bee. (please can I have a copy of the photo)
- The whole damned shebang was sooooo well organised - thanks to the team for that, I know it wasn't an easy job, although I think it was probably offset to a degree by the fun you all had
- Learning some new skills (although it would've helped if I could've just stopped chatting). The classes were great and I was thrilled to meet all those celebrities!
- Discovering how sociable hand sewing is, as opposed to machine stitching (And I learned that you can take a needle and a small pair of scissors on a plane nowadays)
- Being in a great swap group, which by chance was very baggy (the gifts, not the ladies). Thank you everyone.
- The goodie bag which was full of wonderful things including a FQ of Oakshot cotton and some Aurifil - both of which I wanted to get my donnies on.
- Meeting Helen. I just knew that we would get on well, and it was like we'd known each other for years! Thanks for looking after this lost soul around London. All was well until we took a wrong turn from BP House on Sunday and didn't notice for 10 minutes because we were so busy talking! In the pouring rain. And when we nearly didn't get of the train at our station because we were so busy talking! I'm sure someone took a photo of us, but I've no idea who. Can anyone help? In the meantime, a picture of the lady herself, complete with werewolf eyes!
- Our meal out on Saturday - thanks Susan for inviting us, it was a real hoot.
- Our meal out on Sunday with the hangers-on who didn't want to go home
- The British Design exhibition at the V & A museum. worth visiting if you get the chance!
- Getting home and thinking I didn't meet so-and-so, or didn't have time to talk much to various and assorted people
- Annabella not coming - sorry to have missed you. I hope you are recovering well now.
- Not winning a SINGLE prize in the raffle (Have I mentioned this before?)
- Coming home. Well I am glad to be home, but ....................