So this time next week I’ll be in London at the Fat Quarterly Retreat, I’m joining in the linky party for us all to get to know each other a little better before the weekend.
So I’m Mary, 30 something, live in beautiful (well it was today) Devon with my husband and 3 small children (7, very nearly 5 and 2).
Lynne set a trend by putting up a picture of herself in her post so here is mine:
Ok yes it was a bit of a dare for me to post that picture, I won’t be wearing the pink glasses or accessorising with a small child but I may well be wearing a cheesey grin!
I’ll be wearing this:
Made for me by the talented Ruth in the name tag swap.
And probably this:
Before Friday I need to pull all the fabric etc I need for the workshops and make sample swaps! Other than buy a few supplies in town today I am completely unprepared. I’m also trying to finish 2 more quilts for Siblings Together although I’m not sure I’ll be able to fit them into my bags!
On Sunday mornings you can find me hanging out rummaging around at the car boot sale often alongside (Very) Kerry, but next Sunday I’ll be found hanging out in Kerry’s workshop instead! Other classes include Lucie’s portholes and EPP with Tacha on Saturday and Katy’s purse frames on Sunday afternoon.
I’ve been sewing for a long time, sewing seriously a lot in the last 3 years. I don’t go out to work so spend most of the day around the house, sewing when possible alongside all the normal stuff that goes with 3 children!
I’ve made a number of quilts, none of them too out of the ordinary, but earlier this year I joined in my first QAL and used vintage sheets and am quite delighted with the end result:
I’d love to bring it with me for Show and Tell but I have 3, maybe 5 quilts to pack in for Siblings Together!
I’m staying with my youngest brother in Brixton and am really looking forward to seeing him too. This will be the first time I’ve been away from my gorgeous children so I’m feeling a bit funny about that, I’m sure they’ll be fine but if you’re a mum you’ll maybe know what I mean! I know that they will be safe in the more than capable hands of my husband, and we have a weeks holiday from school to spend some family time together, so deep breath and into some sewing.
Bar Camp…not seen it mentioned in anyone elses post but am feeling very conscious of it and would love to contribute but haven’t got any head space to plan anything! If any one has anything they’d like to hear about from me please say so in your comment.
Excited? Yes! Or at least I will be when I know I can get everything done in time! Nervous? No not really, as well as chatting to Kerry on Sunday’s, Emily and I went to the Festival of Quilts together last year and have had a couple of sewing days since and there’s a number of other folks going who I’ve caught up with online.
So here’s to a hectic week and a peaceful few hours on the train on Friday (I can’t remember the last time that happened!) before what I’m sure will be an amazing weekend! See you there.