I am a 37 year old mum of 1 little darling, full time at home, and formerly a wage slave in the Electronics Industry as an Office Manager (snore). Now full-time, sewist, gardener, house renovator, occasional cleaner, and general dogsbody!
There is a picture of me over on the left hand side, forgive the cheesy grin, I was a little drunk at a friends wedding when it was taken, I'm much more miserable and serious in person (sometimes!). ;o)
I have just finished the first quilt I ever started, it was a massive Hexy quilt, started 2 and a half years ago.
I started blogging about 11 months ago, and wondered who one earth would want to listen to my ramblings, but it seems a few
I am a member of 2 bees, Stitch Tease with an incredibly talented bunch of international ladies (many of whom will be at Retreat), and Simply Solids, which is all UK quilters, and also stacked with talent- perfect for my love of solids.
And I am also part of the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild, along we a lot of very clever quilters, many of whom will also be at FQR.
I will be travelling down to Retreat with 2 lovely sewing friends, Kerry who lives nearby, and Sarah, who will be travelling down from the north to join us for the drive into London.
On the day(s) I will be sporting this beauty, made for me by the immensely talented Helen at Indianna Dreams.
i love it, and she has clearly spent lots of time making it just right, It has a little forest featured, and as my blog is named after the (Charnwood) Forest in Leicestershire (where I live), just perfect!
Class wise I am doing the EPP Curves with Joanna and Julianna followed by stalking of Lu Summers as I am in her 3 classes, Improv, Portholes and Hand Quilting- whoops! And yes I have to admit I have a little sewing crush on Lu. There, I said it, I adore her prints, her AMAZING solids quilts for the style, design and texture she creates, and she's a fellow East Anglian!
And I might be sporting this bag, maybe, but hopefully in a more finished state, hopefully!