Sunday, 27 May 2012

Fat Quarterly Retreat- Linky Party Time

It is nearly upon us and I am getting very jittery and uber excited
Fat Quarterly
Meeting people, many of whom I have now known for some time, in the flesh and talking sewing all weekend, it could only be better if some of my far away overseas buds could be there as well- one day...
If you haven't visited here before, my name is Kerry, I wish I looked view 3
but instead I am not gigantically tall with hugely long legs, but smaller and sort of hippyish
I might be wearing glasses
and have my hair back- rocking the pencil bun look.
I am hoping to wear this...
maybe this too...
and this
 
So it should be easy to spot me.
I have been sewing since I was very young and my dream was to be a fashion designer.  Instead I became a teacher and revisited sewing and design through my 20s and 30s.  I am  41, by day I run music classes for children 0-3- you can see my day job here.  For someone who earns their crust singing and telling others what to do, I am surprisingly introverted and rather quiet.  I need a little time to warm up but I'll get there.  I am all prepped and ready for teaching...
which is a good thing as I bounced one baby too many at work last week and sprained my wrist.  I then had a reaction to something, possibly my newly found licorice and mint tea and my hands swelled up like sausages.  So the machine and rotary cutter have had a break, I have had to bow out of Iron Man challenge- apologies group 1.  Instead I have been taking it easy and I have done a little x stitch following Lynne showing me a gorgeous pattern in Marie Claire Idees May/June 2012 issue 90 ( Ibought a PDF copy here .  I will be taking this with me along with my Spring Carnival/Ferris wheel english paper piecing.
 I have multiple pouches with pens, sharp stuff, thread, rulers and more...
And I am squeezing in a quick meeting with an old friend and a meal with my brother on Friday.  I am visiting all the linky blogs- I can't always comment, hands need their rest, but I am reading every single one.  I have met Mary before on our regular Car boot sale trips and Emily briefly but otherwise it is going to be an avalanche of new and familiar faces.  Truly can't wait x
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36 comments:

  1. wooohooo, cannot believe I will FINALLY get to meet you and can't wait! XXX

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  2. I hope you are recoeved by next weekend.

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  3. eeeek! I'm taking your class and I promise I will try very very hard not to be all giggly and overwhelmed by your famousness :-D

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  4. I hope your wrist gets better soon. Can't wait to meet you next weekend, Kerry!
    R x

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  5. Looking forward to meeting you & really hi your hand is better soon - would you like me to bring something from my medical bag?

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  6. I hope your wrist will be ok next weekend. See you saturday!

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  7. Can't wait to meet you!

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  8. sounds like a lot of fun the skirt pattern is too funny think I actually made that skirt in high school and wore it a lot.
    Ann

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  9. Oooh, love your dresses, and can`t wait to meet you!

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  10. I'm doing your class - eeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

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  11. Oh no, your poor hands! Hope you're feeling 100% again by next weekend. I'll see you bright and early on Saturday morning. I'd like to say I'll be sitting at the front looking innocent, but really, I'll probably be sitting at the back making paper aeroplanes to avoid those Y Seams ;o)

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  12. Have a wonderful time! I wish I could be there too and meet you in person, but next time, hopefully...
    I hope your wrist gets better soon.

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  13. Hope your hand gets better soon, really looking forward to your class. Love your dresses too.

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  14. hope your wrist feels better by the weekend, see you on the weekend !!!

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  15. Hope your wrist and hands are better for next weekend! Look forward to meeting you

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  16. I can't believe that I get to meet you in person!

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  17. Sue that heavy child!!!
    So looking forward to meeting you at long last xxx

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  18. Can't wait to meet you. I do hope your wrist is feeling much better by the weekend.

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  19. I tell you...I am SO jealous of this retreat. It sounds amazing.

    I am with you. I am totally sucked into all the blogs that were submitted and want to comment on all of them but just can't. It has been an amazing experience.

    I look forward to hearing about the retreat!

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  20. Photos of everyone - with names attached, pretty please with lots of rum?

    I would love to see what these 'shy' bloggers look like. I've read many of hte same blogs and while I typically picture you with a tea hat, and cute teapots circling said hat, it would be nice to have a real picture of 'the FQ group'.

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  21. I read your post then immediately went the FQ blog, grabbed the button, updated my blog, just like they said and then realized that the party is for people who are actually going. Sorry I’m going to miss it. My hubby thought this was pretty funny.

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    1. You totally made me laugh too. :) Meanwhile, I thought she was still talking about the Linky for the Blogger Quilt Festival! LOL.

      I wish I was going too. :)

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  22. Hello - can't wait to see you!! 4 sleeps to go!

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  23. Cannot wait to meet you lovely lady! I am quite in awe of your dress making skills. We must have a natter about it at some point this weekend :o)

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  24. See you this weekend! I do hope your hands are feeling better by then :-)

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  25. I can't wait to meet you in person, Kerry! We're going to have so much fun!!

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  26. It'll be so good to meet you Kerry! Hope you decide to bring the Echo print dress, it is truly gorgeous!

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  27. Looking forward to meeting you - Again :-) You've got me wanting to re-pull fabric for your class now, better pack my bag and seal it before I try and squeeze my whole stash in!

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  28. I wish I have a ticket to London then I can take your class! It sounds so fun and it is sad that I am stuck in middle of nowhere... Maybe when I finish school and you guys have the retreat again.. Then maybe I can treat myself a ticket to London for this awesome sound retreat! Have great time...

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  29. Love to meet you too!
    See ya!

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  30. Oh Kerry! I LOVE your name tag!!! Mine is a teacup :) Hugs, L

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  31. Looking forward to meeting you Kerry - I'm doing your class on Sat am.

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  32. I hope you feel better and have a wonderful weekend. By the way, the woman in View 3 looks like Gumby. I'd rather look like you any day of the week! You rock that pencil bun. ;-)

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  33. Hope your wrist will be fine! See you at the retreat (or not... I'm doing other classes!)

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  34. I just read the part about your wrist and your strange allergic reaction! I hope you are feeling better now and have fun at the London Linky Party! I'm a quiet shy person too ;o) Hugs!

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  35. If you looked like the 3rd woman on the pattern everyone would point and stare at you whenever you left the house!

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