Anyway, I thought I'd join in with the pre-event party (linking up on the Fat Quarterly website) and introduce myself to fellow retreaters :)
I look like this. Kind'a.
( I got James to take a picture of me for this blog, and didn't like any of them, except that cutie in the middle, so the only option was to put them all in...in very small boxes. Not sure what dropped down my top in that last one)
No idea what I'll be wearing but by a twist of fate I'll be carrying this, one of my early bag makes (the only one that didn't sell is also my favourite!)
I'm 38 and I used to be an IT Director for an insurance company, officially until about a year ago when my maternity leave ended and I gave my notice, in order to be a full-time Mum to my daughter Felix, who will be 2 next month. I am also lucky enough to get to hang out with James' two children, to whom I will officially become stepmum in July when we get married.
I am making my own wedding dress and as a result have been a bit of a sporadic blogger of late, as dates loom.
I'll be travelling up to London on the train on sturday morning, accompanied by this quilt for Siblings together
(sewn by Terri and I, who will be hand stitching the binding on the train, at this rate!)
plus an enormous wheelie suitcase, plus fellow Brit Bee and fabric mule, Terri (aka Mish Mash Mama) and Liz (new bloggy friend aka Dandelion Daydreams) and am staying at the Radisson Edwardian Vandebilt on Saturday night.
I'm hoping I'll mostly be:
A) Marvelling at the talent/ superb time management skills/ stash/ quilty finishes of everyone else!
B) Talking to new and old friends
C) Attending these classes (in this order):
- Frame purses
- Freezer paper piecing
- Designer challenge
E) Propping up the bar at any opportunity :)
See you there?