Friday, 25 May 2012

Seven more sleeps

This time next week, I will be in London with Katy, Brioni, Tacha and John getting ready for the Fat Quarterly London sewing retreat.  
Fat Quarterly

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.

59 comments:

  1. I hope you all have THE MOST WONDERFUL time ...

    I fully intend to be there next year ... but I'm sad to miss this inaugural retreat and the amazing line up of people and things to get all squeaky about!

    I will be there in spirit and smiling encouraging smiles all the way ...

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  2. Have fun! London is a bit far (and expensive) for me to travel right now . . . maybe in the future?!?

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  3. Would love to join you guys; have fun!

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  4. Does that t-shirt go with shiny Beyonce hot pants???

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  5. Its going to be great, cant wait!

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  6. i'm sad too ;-( but wishing you all a fantastic time and can't wait to hear all about it after xx

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  7. How fun. I wish I could attend....

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  8. I hope it becomes annual too - I can't come this year, but next year....

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  9. Wish I could come and cheer you on but I reckon your bodyguards would boot me out as soon as they found out my real identity.

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  10. I'm really excited for all of you and hope that there'll be lots of tweets and photos to see. I'd say imagine all of your students in their drawers but that may make you wince and grimace a bit too much which in turn may appear as though you're having some sort of funny do...

    Have a great time!!!!

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  11. Hopefully we will meet sometime Lynn
    Have a great time next weekend and fun breaking the 'personal' ice with your FQ buddies

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  12. I will be there, giddy with excitement

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  13. :happy dance: because I will be there too.
    Can't wait to *meet* you Lynne because you are not only inspiring but friendly and welcoming. You have made my quilting (and blogging) experience so much more fun that it would have been without you.
    I didn't make it into your class... this time. But I guess this just means I will have to next time.

    Can't wait for the link up tomorrow.
    xxxx

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  14. OMG! Only a week and I have so much left to do!!!! See you next week :)

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  15. Knock 'em out Lynne--you're gonna have so much fun! Please post lots of photos!! :-)

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  16. I'm not going to be there and I'm not the least bit jealous about that.

    Oh wait...yes I am! Wah!!

    Have the most fun of all times!

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  17. My colour for the week is definitely green...Have a fabulous time.

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  18. Actually more green than I like to admit....well, off to clean up the disaster in the sewing room, nah maybe some chocolate instead.

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  19. One day, I hope we will be able to meet each other and all those fabulous bloggers. Have fun and take pictures, lots of pictures!

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  20. Wish I could be there to meet you and all the others, You will have a fabulous time and your classes will be all the better for your nerves!!

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  21. What a crazy intro! I'm sure people won't miss you now!
    It's a shame to not be able to go. I'm hoping it is annual and I get a chance to go to next years =D


    I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/goodie-bag-swap.html

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  22. Wish I could be there! You were missed in Kansas City as the only member of the Fat Quarterly team who wasn't there :) I met Katy and John (briefly). I'm sure the retreat will be a big hit!

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  23. It had better become an annual event but please don't book on the 3rd of June again :) I'll be very jealous of you all! I hope it's a fabulous time for you all though :)

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  24. Have a wonderful time. You are very well prepared,I can see,for a fantastic time! Enjoy!

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  25. I wish, I wish, I wish...perhaps next year! Have a brilliantly awesome time and I cannot wait to live it all through you so take heaps of pics! all the best for your class, you will be fabulous. xo

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  26. You will be a fine teacher, and clearly you have the outfit for it all lined up, looking forward to meeting you in person.

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  27. I think it will be 7 no sleeps for me - too excited ! I'll be the one falling asleep in the corner!

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  28. I am so excited! I am going on holiday on the Sunday and it is not even get a look in compared to all my prep for the retreat ;-)

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  29. Too. Bloody. Excited!!! squeeeeeeeeeeee

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  30. Oh I wish I was going. Really envious of Pippa. At least she's bringing some fabric back for me.

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  31. I don`t think I can be squuezed in to your class so I may be seen with my nose pressed against the window. You`ll be amazing Lynne, Lily, mad crazy dancing lady!! Can`t wait to meet you!!

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  32. I'm sorry to not be able to attend ~ would be so very nice to be in the company of so many creative women and men.
    Have the very best time!

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  33. It better be an annual event because Mr Romance said I am already going and then he is taking me to Ireland! Make it happen, please!

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  34. Looking forward to meeting you & lots of laughs (& maybe a bit of sewing too!!)
    Thanks for all the hard work getting all organised

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  35. The whole weekend is going to be fantastic and I so look forward to meeting you. And lots of others too. Can we book next year while we are there?

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  36. i'm getting a bit giddy already x

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  37. Woo Hoo just a week to go! Looking forward to your class. Di x

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  38. I am sure your classes will be a big hit! Enjoy!

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  39. I'm looking forward to making my Union Jack pillow in your class. I will smile at you - promise! Di x

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  40. Ahhhh I have definitely reached the hysterical with excitement stage - or maybe I'm just delirious. Can't decide which but CANNOT wait to meet you at last!!! xxxxx

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  41. I think those cocktails may calm the nerves! Looking forward to meeting you! Ceri

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  42. I like the way you are measuring your time in sleeps. There are only two other people I know who do this, my husband and my mate Steve... I would love to be joining you, especially for the Siblings Together get together, but I look forward to seeing the online output from it! I hope this happens again next year so I can join you all! Enjoy!

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  43. Im excited for you but sad for me that I won't be there, so jealous of everyone going! I hope it does become a regular event, I may just plan a holiday home around it next year if I possibly can

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  44. I'm sure your class will be great, I will smile encouraging smiles for the whole 2 hours, ok? :)

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  45. Lynne, I'm not assigned to your class but I'm sure you'll be superb! I'm looking forward to meet you in 6 days :o)
    Christine

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  46. I'm so excited for you :) I so wish I could be there with you all. There is going to be a next time, right?

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  47. Wine box, beyonce hot pants, man your class is going to be fun! Cant wait to meet you.

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  48. It's all too exciting!! See you there!

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  49. Can't wait to meet you and be in your class!! Apologies to you now if I do call you Lily! I'm already confused/overwhelmed by all the names of the people going as we all know thenm by their blog names or Flickr names!!

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  50. Done!
    I won't be in your class, unless I skip the one I'm supposed to attend! Ha, playing truant already! Love to meet you at last!

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  51. Yay!! So excited - I'll be looking out for everyone's name tags and trying to match blog photos to real people!
    See you in a few days!

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  52. 2 sleeps now... Got my fabric packed.. It looks like I am packing for a week away... See you soon.

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