Saturday, 6 July 2013

All About Me...

Completed a few days ago, but I had a couple of things on. X
Oh wow, I seem to be doing a lot of posts about me at the moment, and I'm really not that interesting, but as this is the introductory post for Fat Quarterly Retreat, it needs saying I guess, so if you know this stuff already, feel free to skip this one, I wont be offended! :o)

And the backside, with a sleeve and the label.
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 crazy people lovely ladies keep coming back for more, and it is an absolute pleasure getting to know them!  

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.

@fatquarterly My name tag has arrived, its gorgeous @indiannadreams thank you so much!! :-)
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!

Lunch in the garden under the Pear Tree, oh go on then!
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!
One side of Weekender and pocket done, first piece laid for side 2.

Ange x


  1. Ooh get that bag finished, the long bit is done (except the joining the sides to the front bit, that took me ages)!!

  2. Hurrah - looking forward to meeting you.

  3. Love your name badge, hope you have a great time!

  4. Hope to meet you there, too.

  5. Look forward to seeing you there

  6. So I have two classes with you, the improv and the hand stitching with Lu Summers. I took portholes last year, and you will love it too. I think I might have the same crush on her.

  7. Woo hoo - see you in Improv :) You've got to get your Weekender finished, it's looking so great already!

  8. Just the 2 classes together - I think we will survive xxx

  9. Wow, the hexie quilt is amazing! See you in 12 days :D

  10. That nametag badge is stunning! I will see you in Improv, and please don't apologise for your lovely smile!

  11. Can't wait to meet you for real life as my daughter would say, see you in improv!

  12. Love your hexie! Nice to meet you!

  13. so nice to meet you at FQR Ange :) hope you had a fun weekend! Loved your improv block by the way, was so gorgeous xo


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