Saturday, 26 May 2012

I'll be there......

Fat Quarterly


So this time next week, I'll have been up since 5am, have travelled into London via East Finchley, have taken part in Lynne's cushion workshop (union jack or circling geese?  Can't decide) and the lucky Aneela will have been trying to teach me to embroider for about an hour. Edited to add - got my schedule completely wrong!  Kerry Green has the pleasure of my half awake Saturday morning post travel traumatised self, Lynne doesn't get to wrestle with my 'skills' till Sunday!

I will also have finally got to meet those fab people who's blogs I've been reading over the last however many months, who have made me laugh out loud, wonder at their amazing creativity and curse them for their ability to make my own attempts seem so second rate..... :-)

Let me introduce myself though, to those of you who haven't yet met me or read the blog before now.  I'm Pennie, I live in Reading with my lovely partner, 2 springer spaniels and a cat.  I run a wedding catering business with my chef other half, and spend most of the rest of my time (I'd say spare, but it never seems to be!) bemoaning the fact I don't have anywhere near enough time to sew.  I was initially going to put a picture of my beautiful dogs here, as they are so much better looking, but then realised it would prove difficult to recognise me next week....  hint - just look for the orange haired lunatic covered in dog hair!

Before Saturday I have to make a name badge, finish getting my supplies together, make a sewing kit and pin cushion, choose what to take for show and tell (not been doing this long, so that bit should be easy)... oh, and finish the 9 pairs of curtains and pelmets I promised in the last blog post.  I also have a big jubilee lunch event to finalise and hand over at work, and a 50th birthday party to arrange for the 4th June... so I'll have loads of time for the other things.....

I'm using the retreat as my opportunity to premier my lovely 241, and my fab Sweetwater tote will be loaded to the gunnells with all manner of sewing stuff. 

I really can't wait to meet everyone...

oh, and for those of you who'd rather see the good-looking ones, here they are :-)


30 comments:

  1. It will be lovely to meet you Pennie, and I think the whole weekend is going to be brilliant.

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    1. Yep, me too - really looking forward to it, however wrong it feels to be having an event day off! :-)

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  2. Your 241 looks great. Looking forward to meet you!

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  3. ohhh beautiful bag, can't wait to say Hi :)

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  4. Aw I love your doggies. My spaniel is a little bit smaller and all chocolate.
    So happy to see that have embroidery together and are leaving about the same time too xxxx

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    1. Look forward to meeting you Liz!

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  5. I think a few of us have made 241 bags! Maybe we should have a group photo of us all modelling them for Anna! Look forward to seeing you next weekend.

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    1. What a brilliant idea - I'm sure we can organise something! See you at the weekend.

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  6. Hi Penny, I'm doing embroidery too, can't wait to meet you!

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  7. Love that 241 tote. Just can't get enough of those typewriters. See you soon!

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  8. Look forward to seeing you there!

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  9. There's some fabulous bags being shown on the linky party. Do I have time to make one before Thursday. May be I should be realistic and not try. Look forward to meeting you.

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  10. omg....i may fight you for that 241! You have been warned ;)

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  11. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!

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  12. See you in london! (love the 241 too)

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  13. You better keep you hand firmly attached to that 241 (if it goes missing, it won't be in amongst my stuff, honestly!!). See you there xxx

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  14. See you next weekend - loving those typewriters too!

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  15. See you next weekend - sounds like you'll need a rest!

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  16. We are so going to get kicked out of Lynne's class for messing around xx

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  17. What a great bag! See you at the weekend!

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  18. Hello! Love the bag, and your dogs! Looking forward to meeting you at the weekend!

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  19. Crazy orange haired lady? Check. See you there!

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  20. Looking forward to meeting you, love the bag!

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  21. See you soon Pennie :) Can't wait for it to all begin!! ...dreading it all ending!!!

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  22. I passed my driving license in Reading! But that was over 100 years ago.
    See you!

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  23. Wow, Pennie, that typewriter tote looks great!
    See you Saturday !
    Christine

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