Wow, what a wonder of organisational skills and an amazing gathering of sewing sensations! The meet-up on Saturday at London’s V&A and trip to Goldhawk Road was a feat to be reckoned with and Rachel did a wonderful job of making the whole show a sensation.
I took two photos all day (and not very good ones) which was very silly as I talked so much it wasn’t until I got home that I realised I didn’t even get one of Lizzie who had flown miles and miles to meet everyone and is as lovely and bright in real life as she is on her blog. This being my first meet-up, I did a lot of staring at women in awe of their outfits and also with that weird sensation of recognising someone from their blog but not really knowing them if you know what I mean (confusing).
From meeting Roisin for the first time at the tube and laughing at the fact she said “Is that a Simplicity 2444?” (that’s the first time anyone has ever said that to me) to hugging Lizzie goodbye after the infamous swap, the day was full of laughs and sweet natured chit chat from beginning to end. I learnt things too, that there is such a thing as continental knitting, that you an make a sensational dress from boiled wool and that Jane and I are the same age (we thought as much)!
Oh I knew there was something else, I bought some very predictable but exciting pieces …
And showed my weakness for a freebie by acquiring these in the swap. I know the navy huge piece in the background came from Stevie (thank you heaps again!) but where the other bits came from I have no idea but thank you anyway!
What an amazingly lovely bunch of women I met (and stared at). I’m really hoping there will be a list somewhere of who came because I am absolutely rubbish at remembering names, blogs and all that important stuff, so please if we chatted or I just stared at you, do comment so I can say hello!
Thank you again to Rachel, I had a lovely, inspiring, enjoyable day! x