Hello fellow Fat Quarterly Retreaters! I'm very much looking forward to meeting you all in London in a couple of weeks time. My name is Nicole & I look like this (on a good day):
I live in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) with my husband, 2 daughters and 2 cats. Come say hi if you see me at the Retreat, I am very shy but love to talk to fellow crafters. I'm hoping to have some time between classes to sit down with a little embroidery project or something and chat about fabric and floss or books (find me on Goodreads!) It's possible I have met quite a few of you at last year's retreat but for some reason I am not very good at remembering names and faces. Or sometimes I know your blog's name or Twitter alias but not your real name etc etc. I apologize in advance!
During school hours and in the evening I make and sell embroideries and embroidery and craft patterns under the name 'Follow the White Bunny'. I especially like to stitch furry (mostly woodland) creatures like this Tiny Sailor Fox.
Or this Tap dancing Polar Bear:
Feel free to ask me about my embroidery techniques or something if you this is something that interests you!
Besides embroidering I also like to sew (clothes, bags, pillows etc) and quilt. I started sewing 6 years ago and although my sewing, piecing and quilting skills have dramatically improved over the years I still consider myself a 'beginner'.
At the Retreat I will be attending Kerry's 'PJ pants' class. Apparently it's a class about making your own PJ pants, not sitting around in your PJ pants (something I'm very good at!) Still need to buy fabric for that class.
For Brioni's Cathedral windows class I selected these fabrics:
I will also be carving stamps with Tacha and hopefully improving my EPP skills in Katy's Triangle City class!
Last year I had such a great time at the retreat and I'm very excited to be there again this year. :)