Sunday, 9 September 2012

Friends - sewing and work

Hi everyone

What a lovely weekend I have had.  My dear sewing friend Sigrid paid me a visit this weekend.  She flew in to my local airport Friday night and I collected and brought her to my home to join me in welcoming my old work colleagues for a quarterly gathering, which we happen to do at my little cottage.

There was loads of food, laughter and we had a lovely evening. Ladies from left to right - Karen, Kathy, me, Sigrid, Linda and Tara.  My D Mike also joined us as the only male in the room and acted as photographer and general kitchen help, in return for a meal ha ha (thanks Mike).

We had quite a late night getting to bed, but it was a lovely evening, but we needed our rest because we had a busy day planned for Saturday.

Sigrid's friend and my email/blogger acquaintance, Clare aka Clareew on Pattern Review met us on route to Walthamstow market.  We collected Clare on the way, and great fun picking up some wonderful bargains.

After attending a little business that the three of us needed to do, we then drove to the Prima Magazine sewing and knitting show in Kent.  Sadly we got there with only 1.5 hours left before closing, but fortunately the main crowds had gone leaving a rather empty venue for us to look around.  We all managed to grab some bargains on the pattern stand, and then went on to buy yet more fabrics off another stall.

You can only imagine all the fun we had together, and there were lots of oohhhhh look at this, and ahhhh I love that, and do you think this will be ok to make jeans, does this colour suit me etc etc.

We ended our day with two coffees for the ladies and a strawberry milkshake for me before we headed off home (Sigrid spending a 2nd night with me).

We had a fabulous time, and unfortunately I will have to wait until I can steal Sigrid's photos from her blog to show photos of us on our shopping adventure.

We have had the most wonderful hot weather in the UK yesterday and today, and enjoyed some time in the garden this morning before both Sigrid and I took the same flight back to the Netherlands (me for work, and for her to go home).

Sigrid cooked me a lovely meal, and I provided her with some help to fit her jacket and dress muslin after which she kindly drove me to my hotel, where I am typing up this post.

I know a few fellow bloggers, Shams, Margy and Jilly B had recently had a meet and greets, and it is great fun.

I have some fabulous fabrics I want to share with you all, but it will have to wait until I get home again.

Hope you have had a great weekend.  Catch you later......................


  1. Oh That sounds like such fun. I'm jealous.

  2. Yes, blogger meet-ups are wonderful! I'm glad you had fun...

  3. Awe, sounds like a wonderful time!

  4. You all look like you were having fun, and are all wearing coordinating outfits, or at least it seems so!

    1. Ha ha didn't notice that before, and in the white

  5. What a fabulous weekend you ladies had. Can hardly wait to see all the pictures of your shopping spree. Isn't it nice when the weather cooperates.

  6. Sounds like you all had fun. Sewing friends are great to have.

  7. I am sure you had a great time.

    1. We all had a wonderful time, and bought some lovely fabrics, patterns and notions (all to be posted about as soon as possible)

      thanks for all your comments