Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Getting ready for London

Yesterday I was busy getting ready my class samples for the Fat Quarterly London retreat where I am teaching paper piecing.  And today I got a package in the post with more getting-readyness.  the package came from Jo, known on Flickr as Man City due to her being a supporter of a team I am not allowed to mention in this house given that one of my sons is a dedicated follower of Man Utd.  Last week Jo sent me this tag which will be attached to my London Retreat bag.


And then in this morning's post, there was this which I will probably attach to my handbag or luggage. 


A pincushion which will come with me to London for pinning emergencies. 


A spare one which I am going to sew onto a t-shirt for the retreat - that's how classy I am.


And my favourite of all, this fantabulous nametag with its own London lanyard which will be worn proudly all retreat and probably for a long time after.  


Thank you so much Jo, you have totally and utterly made my day. 

24 comments:

  1. I love them all - what a fantastic partner!! I've just been reading lots of the comments in the FQ London 2012 group and got really excited about how close it is - I'm not going but I'm still looking forward to it...sad, huh?!

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  2. I think the spare one should go on your patchwork waistcoat.

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  3. There will be no mistaking you, that's for sure!

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  4. Brilliant gifts - here's hoping you all have a real blast at it in June - I look forward to lots of photos

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  5. These are wonderful, I look forward to seeing them.

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  6. They are such a great design! You are now a brand by the way

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  7. Wow. What nice gifts! They know how to treat you right!

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  8. Glad you like them and they'll be of use Lynne. The original design came from www.urbanthreads.com - I just personalised the design.

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  9. I was just hoping that I would recognize you from your dance moves ;-) Beautiful tags although I'm a little sad that I'm not doing your class.

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  10. Oh wow, how many did you get there?!! Perfect for you tho :-)

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  11. Bet it wasn't calm in your house on Sunday then....

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  12. WOW! They are all fab!! My house and my entire family was very happy on Sunday, no doubt Jo's was too!!

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    1. From deepest despair to huge celebrations! 30 years of going to matches and i wasn't there Lucy!

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  13. Hey Princess don't get ideas above your station!

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  14. what a great great package! I love the first one best, but then I'm not Lily's Quilts ...

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  15. Oooh, stitchy fabulousness all round there

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  16. Wow, look at all those great tags!!! You are one lucky lady!

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  17. This is my day and those aren't even my tags! You are lucky!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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