A lot of pretty wonderful stuff has happened in the last few days. First, my Oakshott quilt won favourite throw quilt! Thank you all so much for the votes and comments – I am incredibly happy and honoured! This was my first time entering the festival, and it was such a great experience. I look forward to the next one.
Next was the Fat Quarterly retreat. I could only go for one day, but what a day it was. It was so much fun to finally meet all these people I have been
stalking following for such a long time, not to mention hang out with the other members of the London Modern Quilt Guild. I took two classes: freezer paper piecing with Kerry and frame purses with Katy, both of which were brilliant. I learned so much. After the classes we hung out in the bar for a while (there might have been a bit of beer involved) and I came away with a really sore throat from all the talking. Which, as anyone who knows me will tell you, is totally out of character. I am normally really shy and retiring and hardly ever say a word. Ahem.
|I do love a big pair of balls. Hehehehe.|
And yesterday, at bedtime, Lucy (the nine-year-old) handed me something that she had been secretly working on all afternoon. I am not ashamed to admit that I cried. A lot.
|It’s a bit hard to see, but she appliqued “Best Mum” on the front. Melt.|
This morning she came downstairs and showed me what she had been working on overnight (I’m not sure she went to sleep, to be honest). It was a little sewing kit, with applique on the front. I know that I am her mum and everything, but she really does amaze me. She just thinks up these things and makes them work. I am so proud of her.
We are off to the New Forest today for a camping trip. The weather is looking pretty crappy, unfortunately, but never mind. A bit of mud never killed anyone, right? Right???