26 May, 2012

FQ Retreat Linky....

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Linky Party is live...

Lynne at Lily's Quilts has opened up the linky party, Lynne's work I've admired for ages and I follower her blog, never quite believed I'd meet her, unfortunately I didn't get in the Union Jack class but i'm hoping to have a chat to her about it.

There's lots of people I feel like I know in Blogland but haven't met anyone *IRL* that isn't really that fear inducing for me, mainly because my husband and I met *virtually* in a chat room, for the techies he helped me get control of an IRC bot.. (was actually on Millennium Eve too) and after chatting/phone calls late into the night, he came down south on his motorbike and never went back...



12 years later we're married, shipped ourselves over to rural France (to escape speed cameras, me having to work in London and for a nicer fresher, different life to bring our kids up in)  I'm a 37 year old (JUST 37!!!) SAHM and we have 2 kids who are now bilingual being born in France and because they are both in full time school (except for Wednesdays which are the nightmare days for me, they have wed's off) I get more chance to sew.


I wouldn't say i'm even intermediate, mainly because i'm self taught and even though I go to a patchwork club here in France, they do everything by hand GRRRR and it's more of a sit and stitch than classes.  It's why I'm so excited to be going on retreat, to have english speaking teachers who hopefully might have enough patience and might even teach me how to cut a square square.... why can I not do it ???

Also, want to have a chat with Trudi because her quilting is fantastic and next year I might even get to go on one of her frame courses, that's my newest toy, I HATE basting so I persuaded dh to buy me a frame and faster machine, now I need to learn FMQ :O)
 Ok...I've gasbagged for long enough now, can't wait to meet you all and have a child/hubby/housework free weekend and enjoy chatting, sewing, drinking and hopefully might get to browse some english patchwork magazines :)

See you all soon xxxx


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33 comments:

  1. CANNOT wait to meet you too! My sister also lives in France with bilingual kids! If we have five minutes, I'll try to give you a quick how-to on the Union Jack!

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  2. Cannot wait to meet you, although as a non techie you lost me in the first paragraph ;-)

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  3. Can't wait to meet you! I'll help you with the square cutting :-D

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  4. Do squares need to be square? ;-) D'oh!!
    see you next weekend!

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  5. See you there and it will be nice to talk in person.

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  6. Hey, have a fabulous time, I am sure you will.

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  7. Hello again - but this time for your newest Follower!
    We are going to have a ball.
    I would love to hear all about escaping to France too.
    xxxx

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  8. Can`t wait to meet you Pippa! My brother lives in France and Morocco follows the French system so Zaki has Wednesday afternoons off! Not long now!!

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  9. Can't wait to meet you - I want to have a go in Trudi's class as well.

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    1. Where in France do you live? Close to St Malo for a visit to Jersey I hope.

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  11. Have a great time looking forward to the photo,s of all the work when you get back

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  12. Look forward to meeting you on the Saturday

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  13. Looking forward to meeting you, Pippa.

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  14. I love your story :) See you next week x

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  15. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

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  16. See you next week (it's not cool to be square anyway, don't you know ;o) )

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  17. If you learn how to cut a square, perhaps you'll let me in on the secret! See you soon xx

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  18. See you at the retreat! (and I'm not a very good square or other shape cutter either!)

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  19. Hello and see you at the weekend!

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  20. Hello! Looking forward to meeting you at the weekend!

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  21. Be lovely to meet you! See you at the weekend!

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  22. I can see a dash to the supermarket for a roll of greaseproof paper for playing on! See you there!

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  23. Let's both hijack Trudi! heh! Bon voyage! See you in London!

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  24. Hmmm, a 'Trudi's quilting weekend' in an idyllic quiet cottage somewhere sounds like a plan!(well that is until we turn up!) See you on Saturday!

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  25. Looking forward to meeting you Pippa! Only a few more days!

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  26. Yep, basting is horrid, wish I had room for a frame. Your fmq will be great. See you at the weekend.

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  27. Not long now - can't wait to meet you :)

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  28. Hey! You can gasbag all weekend and we'll all have no ears left on Sunday evening: looking forward to the first bit!

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  29. Ha, if you figure out how to cut squares really square please show me :o) Looking forward to meet you IRL.

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  30. Hi looking forward to meeting you. Hopefully see you tonight!! Not sure if i'll be going to Tikki or not.....

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