Thursday, 15 August 2013

I'm so excited...

I may have moaned a little bit when I wasn't well enough to travel as intended to the Brit Bee meet up a few months ago.

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

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 blow our savings pick up a nice wee bitty of fabric, then Pizza for dinner.  Couldnt be better!

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 mutilated decorated mine.


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!

28 comments:

  1. did you make the tag for Kate? If so then she got it and loved it. Have a fab time in Edinburgh. I'm in Edinburgh on Sunday morning at an interpretative dance class for under 7s #random. Got to go to Fife for the rest of the day though otherwise I'd stick my head round the door and say hi #welljeal'

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  2. Love your ticket - I just finished mine too - and my name tag (I got someone I know as well, which is fun - I didn't ever get one at FQR, not sure what happened, so really looking forward to getting one this time fingers crossed). Nowhere close to having teh stuff prepped for Katy's class though, I'e taken one look and decided to do it later.....better not leave it too much longer.
    Should I have some spare chewing gum handy for the class?!
    Really looking forward to seeing you and your mum and wee beanie's bump. Juliex

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  3. I am so glad you are going, it looks like it will be the best time! Enjoy.

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  4. Your name tag never got acknowledged for FQR?! Who was it for?

    I love what you have done for the Gathering ticket though. So pretty!

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  5. I hope you'll have a wonderful time.

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  6. I'm very jealous now that I'm not going - I hare feeling I am missing out. Maybe next time! Have a great time

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  7. Hey birthday girl, nice to see you made it to blogland again.
    You didn't really mean a PAPER bag did you, surely you've time to run-up a super duper fabric one !?!
    Getting a bit excited myself. x

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  8. Yay, you go, and what's a little puking between friends??!!

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  9. Your ticket looks lovely! All that hand stitching whilst being unwell is a triumph!

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  10. Your ticket looks fab and I hope you have a ball! (Seriously, no response on your FQR one?? I can't believe that!)

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  11. Aww luffley lady I'm so pleased you are going. Travel safe and have fun! Xx

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  12. Birfday? Have you been holding back on some information in this post young lady? Well your mammy outed you ;o) Hiccy burpday!

    Makes mental note of a few 'additional' class supplies...

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  13. Really looking forward to meeting you and your mum, at last. Happy Birthday.xx

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  14. Squeeeee! How exciting! You are going to have a ball!! Jxo

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  15. oooooooh!!! So glad you are feeling up to it :-D

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  16. Yay, I'm so happy that you're going! I love Jo's idea with the ticket and yours looks so cool.
    As for nametags, at least you can be sure that the kitty you made for me was not only proudly displayed during the FQR but got a glimpse of Wales coast as well, as it was peeking out of my bag on our hikes.
    And uhm, trust me to always wish you a happy birthday at least one day later (even if I know the exact date now).

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  17. Woohoo - have an amazing time!!

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  18. Wooo hooo exciting. I think you had every right to feel down in the dumps for missing out on your other trips! I'll keep everything crossed the sickness does one for this trip. Your ticket looks fabulous. That was a blooming brilliant idea of Jo's!

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  19. Love your ticket Sarah and SO pleased you are going to make it! And how great, but slightly spooky, that you are doing the bib class! But I must set the record straight and state again here that it was my husband's idea to do the fabric ticket, not mine - so he is the genius and it is his birthday today too! Though maybe your's was yesterday? Happy Birthday anyway!

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  20. Great you are back and can go to the retreat! Your ticket is so lovely. Love all the stitching. Take your chewing gum and enjoy Edinburgh!

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  21. Have a fabulous time, it will be great to meet up with everyone after missing out on London. Can't believe your FQR tag didn't get acknowledged :-(

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  22. Happy birthday! Have a Fab time ( I know you will!) … lovin' those fabric tickets…super dupe :-)

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  23. i can only assume the spool name tag had been lost as anyone would love to receive that! have a great time

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  24. Cool ticket! Glad you're feeling a bit better - really will phone soon...before you go for sure!

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  25. That ticket quilt is going to be such a good reminder of the weekend. Have a great time! Take care. Xxx

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  26. I love what you did with the ticket!

    @pril
    KoolBeenz Blog

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