Is it over already?!?!?!
I can't believe how quickly time flies when you're having fun. I'm pretty sure I only just woke up on Friday morning and now the event that we have been talking about, planning and making for is done.
I went with my two besties Ceri and Nikki, who just happen to be my *real life* friends too!
|Preping for classes on the train|
Sadly, I didn't take very many photos - probably too busy talking and laughing. I only managed a few quick snaps on my phone so the quality isn't great.
|Meeting Sarah *Quilt Candy*|
On Sunday after class had finished, I managed to spend a little bit of time with the lovely Christine who had traveled all the way from Germany. Christine has become a very dear bloggy friend to me over the last year. We were supposed to meet at the Retreat in 2012 but illness struck, so it was fantastic to finally meet her. We popped along to the V&A Museum which was within spitting distance of the venue.
|V&A with Christine and Nikki|
I also really enjoyed the paper piecing class with Joanna from Shapemoth blog and Julianna from the Sewing Under Rainbow blog. They were both really charming and, despite English not being their first language, were able to impart some real gems of knowledge about intricate paper piecing, along with a whole host of tips too.
Ceri and I, helped by our lovely friends Nikki and Terri, had a very successful evening on our badge/handbag mirror/keyring/magnet stall at the Quilt Market on Saturday night. We were busy all evening and I know that a few people have said that they didn't manage to get to us for the crowds! So, if you missed out, or meant to transform your favourite piece of fabric into one of the aforementioned items, just let me or Ceri know and we will happily assist.
It was an absolute blast and I can't wait for the next chance to meet up with the nation's Sewistas... hopefully soon.