Sunday, May 27

Preparing for the retreat



Only a couple of days to go before I'm off to the Fat Quarterly Sewing Retreat in London. I'm not fully prepared yet but I think I have most of the stuff I need for the classes sorted now!

In the background photo there are the strips I cut for the Wonky Log Cabin class. I had bought a Jelly Roll over three weeks ago for the occasion (because I'm a bit lazy) but sadly it hasn't arrived yet so I cut strips from a Moda Scrap Bag.  The Bag held scraps (end of bolt) from Kate Spain's new line Good Fortune. The fabrics are lovely but there were a lot of selvedges I had to cut off and most strips ended up no wider than 2.5" and often much thinner than that. Anyhoo....I added some Tula Pink and Mendocino strips too because I like to mix my fabrics. :)

The other photos (clockwise, start in the left hand corner) are: fabrics for my Paper Piecing class (I think the particular pillow I choose is called Snowball so I chose some Christmassy fabrics), some of my tools and stuff, and fabrics for the Frame Purse class and the English Paper Piecing class (I'm going to make the  Union Jack pillow).

In the next few days I will start packing my suitcase. I have only put an old cutting mat in it for now (the one I always use was way too big to bring) and I will be adding mostly comfortable and practical clothing to it. First I must find out what the weather will be like in London next weekend. Can't wait to meet all the others attending the Retreat.  If you see me (I look something like this) come and say hi! Me in a nutshell: I'm 41, mum of two, wife to one. And while sewing is not my greatest talent I do enjoy it a lot. You can recognise me by my Dutch accent. That is if I feel brave enough to open my mouth. :)

I'm also excited to meet up with Carina (my &Stitches colleague) who I will meet in person for the first time this Friday, a day before the retreat.

Fat Quarterly

24 comments:

  1. looking forward to meeting you :-D

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  2. Great! Someone who also speaks Dutch! I'll probably bother you all the time to translate stuff for me :-)

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  3. Oh there's going to be a whole Dutch delegation!
    It's HOT right now!
    See you next week xxx

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  4. I like your collage of photos. My usual may is also too big to fit in my suitcase. See you on Saturday

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  5. Hi Nicole super excited to meet you!! It's really hot here just now and I think it has to stay warm for the jubilee too!

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  6. Nicole,

    Have a wonderful in London. Your classes will be wonderful.

    Travel safely and have a blast.

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  7. Looking forward to meeting you :)

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  8. Looking forward to meeting you. I'm equally nervous and excited!! I must do my blog post as soon as I get the ironing done!!!

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  9. it's hot atm but it looks like it might change, knowing my luck it'll change as I get on the plane from France and I'll arrive in the rain...wasn't going to take a coat...but it in England :O)
    See you very soon !!!

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  10. look forward to meeting you next Saturday!

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  11. I too am looking forward to meeting you in person!

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  12. really looking forward to meeting you in person Nicole x

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  13. Nice to meet you :o) It's hot right now, which means you'll probably need snow boots by next weekend ;o)

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  14. I bet you'll get there and straight away you'll feel like you've known them all forver. :-)

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  15. Looking forward to meeting you, and I am sure that when we all get past the first nerves none of us will stop talking, and it will be great!

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  16. OMG now you had me watching Eddie Izzard clips for 20 minutes: love him!
    I'm Dutch too, but you knew that already.
    And I'm looking forward to meeting you, and then we'll talk Denglish.
    See you!

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  17. Looking forward to meeting you Nicole!!

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  18. See you in a couple of days. I'm very slowly going through the linky party posts!

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