So on to the FQR. As you would expect, I had a great time there, but unfortunately didn't take many photos at all, well not sensible ones anyway. I was fortunate to be in the company of Helen and Di for most of the weekend, as we stayed in the same hotel, and my husband and Di's were out on the town getting into trouble together!
|Sorry guys, but I love this photo. You were being very silly!|
It was great to meet up again with people I met last year also met lots of new people who I didn't meet last year/weren't there last year/haven't read their blogs .
Here's a few photos
This was my swap group. Unfortunately, despite my efforts to ensure I know who these ladies are, I now can't find the information, so only know that the lady second from the right is Sarah from Duck Egg Threads. Can anyone help me with the two ladies on the outsides? However, the gifts I received were tremendous. The tote bag you see the right which is appliqued with some lovely fabric from The Little House Martin. A sandwich bag, which helpfully had a note explaining what it was, and a piece of bread, just in case of doubt. And the lovely bunting which reads "Happy Days. Thank you ladies.
We had a great goodie bag but unfortunately, as I was a bit pushed for space on the way back (understatement) I had to leave a few bits with my SIL and forgot to photograph it. But thanks to all the sponsors anyway!
And finally a picture of Charlies Angels (the younger version of course)
If you want to see more photos of the retreat, there are loads on flickr and at the Fat Quarterly blog.
Tomorrow I'll do a post about the things I made, and the blocks I took with me and collected from my various bees and swaps.