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It’s the Fat Quarterly Retreat!!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Thanks to all of you who suggested the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London at the beginning of June. Annabella was the one who suggested it first, so a little quilty something will be heading your way Annabella! What is really nice is that the retreat takes place on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend – so I’m hoping that I might even be able to catch some of the spectacular events taking place on the Thames too! Killing two birds with one stone!

I’ve paid for my entrance ticket and my favourite little London B&B has space for me, so now I just need to book a flight and I’m all set. I was tickled pink to see how many of you are going to be there too! I couldn’t resist – it will be so nice to finally meet you in the flesh (so to speak!). Do let me know if there is anyone out there who is going that I don’t know about – and let’s meet up!

I’m also going to take Lindsay up on her offer of a trip to the Harrogate show later in the year too. Lovely! I can’t wait!!

Now that I’m home, I’m supposed to be gathering inspiration and designing the start of a quilt for a bee that will be starting up soon.

I’m finding it pretty scary and seem to have a case of quilter’s block….so true to form I’ve been …..you guessed it….knitting socks instead.

Here  is number 2 of 2012…

Evelyn A. Clark’s  Retro Rib Socks

Knitted with Araucania Ranco Multi.

Very cosy – and probably my favourite sock pattern – because they don’t fall down!

Now there are no more excuses – I need to put my creative hat back on and get on with some quilt designing…

Ooh I think I need a cup of tea!

Helen

11 Responses to “It’s the Fat Quarterly Retreat!!”

  1. MelD Says:

    Ooh, lucky you!! That sounds just perfect.
    Hope you’re liking those socks now they’re finished – I think they work well with that yarn (from here!)…

  2. Flying Blind Says:

    Ohh see you there x

  3. Annabella Says:

    Woo hoo!! I`m so excited and thank you so much! It will be lovely to meet you Helen. I`m excited!

  4. Dianne Neale Says:

    Now I’m really peed off I’m not coming!

  5. diane stanley Says:

    Count me officially jealous. You will have so much fun. Please post lots of photos so I can live vicariously through you and all the others who will be there with you.

  6. CarlaHR Says:

    Wish I could be there to meet you – I will be in France from the end of May to mid-June and could possibly have made it but but unfortunately we will be off celebrating my step daughter’s birthday on the days of the retreat – perhaps some other time.

  7. Stephanie Says:

    Super socks. And have fun in London in June!

  8. Lisa Says:

    I am planning on going to the FQ retreat too – I notice the Saturday is til 11pm, so I think I will be staying in a hotel that night rather than schlepping a quilt on the last Tube home – but if you need a place to stay on any other night then you are more than welcome to stay with us (disclaimer – I have young noisy children! But they are tolerable most of the time)

  9. Kathryn Says:

    I love the socks! One of my favourite sock yarns.

  10. Denise ~ justquiltin Says:

    The socks look great! Congrats on another finish!

  11. Atia Says:

    Socks are lovely :) just found out about Fat Quarterly retreat, sounds amazing and am hoping to go too!