I may have moaned a little bit more when I still wasn't up to travelling and I had to miss out on a week with Ceri and a trip to Fat Quarterly Retreat in London....
But you'll (hopefully) not hear me moaning this month... (well not too much...) Sunday 25th August is the other sewing retreat, the scottish one, The Stitch Gathering; what's more, it is in my favourite of favourite places, Edinburgh.
I may still be a bit pukey, (seem to be throwing up, a la the exorcist, every 2 or 3 days now) and I may still be nauseous 24/7, and I may still be rather bloody tired, but I'm damn well going to Edinburgh if I have to be wheeled off the plane with a bucket tied round my neck! (No, really, I'm packing an emergency handbag kit of extra chewing gum, and a large ziplock plastic bag inside a paper bag...I forgot my chewing gum when I went out yesterday and almost threw up twice!)
The Stitch Gathering has been planned and arranged by Jo of My Bearpaw and it really looks like its going to be fantastic. I'm going down to Edinburgh the day before to meet up with mum, and we're both rather fortuitously taking Julies Bib Making class in the morning! How cool is that, we picked that before we knew about wee beany too. We've got paper piecing with Katy in the afternoon, then its off to Jo's gorgeous fabric shop to
Jo sent us all a fabric ticket, for us to embellish and return, for her to make a retreat quilt. She's awffy clever, eh. This is how I
Ticket done, class supplies ready, haircut booked, just need to make a name tag now and I'm all set. This time I am making a nametag for someone I know. For Fat Quarterly Retreat I made a paper pieced spool nametag for somebody I dont know, and the tag along with all the goodies I included may or may not have been lost in the post - I didnt even get confirmation of that. However. This time I know I am making for someone who'll be chuffed I tried no matter what I come up with, and I get to hand it over in person! Only 10 days to go, better get making!