This time next week, I will be in London with Katy, Brioni, Tacha and John getting ready for the Fat Quarterly London sewing retreat.
For those of you who will be there and don't yet know me, my name is Lynne but I won't be in the least offended if you get confused and call me Lily as that is what my long suffering Welsh husband calls me. And for those of you who haven't met me in person before, I look like this only I now have glasses and am hoping not to be wearing a jumper because I'm hoping this weather will last and we'll have moments where we sip cocktails (or more realistically warm white wine from a wine box) on the roof terrace.
And I am going to link this post to the Fat Quarterly London retreat linky post which I will be posting tomorrow morning so we can all hop from blog to blog and find out who's going to be there too. So if you're going to the retreat, make sure to write a retreat post and link up to the FQ linky post tomorrow morning. In my FQ retreat post, I am going to show you some of the things I'm bringing as well as telling you what I'm excited and nervous about. I will be packing lots of useful sewing items in this swoon pouch Laura Needles Pins and Baking Tins made for me. And I'm excited about meeting Tacha and John who I've never met before and spending the weekend with the Fat Quarterly team for the first time ever. I'm not in the least bit nervous about that bit.
I will wear this t-shirt with a label made by Jo Mancity 0327. And I'm excited about spending the weekend with all my sewing, quilting, blogland, twitterland and flickrland peeps, whether or not I've met you in person before. I'm not in the least bit nervous about that bit either.
I will be carrying this bag which Jo Mancity 0327 made for me. And I confess I'm excited but also a little bit nervous about teaching my classes. But I'm pretty sure that once I get started I'm going to love it. So if you're in one of my classes, just smile encouraging smiles at me until I get into my stride if you don't mind.
And finally I'm sad that there are a few of you out there who can't make it this year for various reasons and I'm hoping that this becomes an annual event and we'll see you there next year or the year after.