Saturday, 26 May 2012

Fat Quarterly retreat next weekend!

I'm very excited that this time next week I will be in London at the Fat Quartlerly retreat!  If you haven't come accross Fat Quarterly before they are a funky online modern quilting magazine, you can find out more about them on their site: http://www.fatquarterly.com/

Fat QuarterlyThey are running a 2 days sewing retreat in London next weekend which will be a great chance to meet up with other sewing/quilting bloggers, meet the team behind the magazine and take part in some amazing classes.  I'm incredibly excited to be doing a hand embroidery class with Moda designer Aneela Hoey and a purse class with one of FQ's editors the talented Katy Jones.  I'm only there for the 1 day (Saturday) but I plan to fit lots in!

Fat Quarterly are doing a little linky party so that we can all get to know each other a bit before we meet next weekend so this is my introduction.

My name is Fiona, I'm 30 years old and have a 4 year old son James and a husband called Alex (see family pic - this was taken a couple years ago, I'm very camera shy).  I work from home running The Sewing Directory which despite me planning to only work 2 hrs a day on it has turned into a more than full time job! I look back at my original business plan and laugh at how naive I was back then.

I'm fairly new to quilting, I used to go to a local quilting guild group here in Cardiff but the business soon took over.  I've started several quilts but never seem to get around to ever finishing them so my new years resolution for 2012 was to actually finish a quilt for once!  I'm almost done piecing the top so I'm getting there, still 7 months left to finish it ;-) 

Unfortunetly I spend so much time working I rarely get chance to sew but I'm squeezing in the odd 10 mins here and there to keep the quilt going.

Anyway can't wait to meet everyone next week.  7 days and counting....

28 comments:

Liz DandeliondD said...

Oh my! how exciting. It sounds exhausting but rewarding to run the Directory. I would love to hear all about it at the Retreat.
Looking forward to meeting another sewing mama. My Dandelions are 7 and 2.
xxxx

Tacha said...

Can't wait to see you again Fi! Not long now.

susan said...

Looking forward to meeting you.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Cannot wait to meet you! X

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Cannot wait to meet you! X

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oops

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Ok I'll stop now.

Catherine said...

Look forward to meeting you there!

Annabella said...

Looking forward to meeting you! I have a 4 year old too - a great age!

Flying Blind... said...

Yay - see you there xxx

moira said...

what a cool job! See you there x

Charlotte said...

so exciting! Can't wait to meet you :-D

Sarah said...

See you in London!!

Di said...

I will look out for you Di x

Katy Cameron said...

See you next weekend :o)

Sue Bone said...

I lokk forward to meeting a fellow bean. Hope there are no donkeys there. :)

Dianne Neale said...

Look fward to meeting you!

Kelly said...

See you Saturday!

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

It'll be a fun Saturday for you! I'm in different classes but wish you lots of fun with yours!

Justine said...

Woo Hoo! We'll meet at last - I'll be the one with the baby right!! Can't wait!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Looking forward to meeting you!

Laura Taylor said...

Oooh, can't wait to meet you Fiona! I love following your tweets :o)

Strawberry Patch said...

Looking forward to meeting you!

Betty said...

See you soon!

The Sewing Directory said...

Thank you for all the comments, I'm so looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm trying to find the time to comment on everyone else's blog but still haven't even got around to packing yet so may be a while! ;-)

Shevvy said...

I'm very behind in blog visits as well. No way will I get through them all before sat. See you soon.

grapes and hearts said...

Oh my, the constant struggle to manage work, kids, household and our own needs/ wishes is something we could possibly chat hours and hours about. Looking forward to meet you and chat away :o)
Christine

Tamara Jefferson said...

Looking forward to meeting you.

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