26 May, 2012
FQ Retreat Linky....
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