So much has happened in the last week - its been so much fun I don't know where to begin.
On Wednesday I went to Hove to a workshop with Lisa Lam and a few members of the LMQG and made this little purse.
We also got to have lunch by the seaside in boiling hot weather and I didn't burn! Yippee.
Then on Thursday, the quilters arriving for the http://www.fatquarterly.com/retreat were hitting town.
I met up with Leanne and Krista for lunch and then in the evening met up with Helen, Claudia, Lizzie, Aylin and Sarah at a meal organised by Amy.
Friday was the first day of the retreat and it went on until Sunday. I'll post more about my classes and goodies next time, but I laughed so much at one point I couldn't breathe. Fun and laughter with the best sort of people (i.e. quilters) really truly is the best therapy. I could feel the tension just fading away.
The hotel bar in the evening was also hilarious, especially the face one of the male guests pulled when he saw we were there for the second night. I guess he had enough of us the first night!
One of my biggest treats for the whole weekend was meeting one of my oldest blogging friends Marg in the flesh. I don't mean she is old, I've just known her a long time. Please note, for all us in the UK we've been pronouncing her name wrong and its a hard g. She thought we were taking the piss at first!
I spent the day with her and her lovely daughter (not at all like she is portrayed on Marg's blog) yesterday.
We chatted and wandered around a bit and then met up with Susan and her girls.
It was yet again another roasting day, so we went for afternoon tea by the river and chatted a lot more. By the way, this was only some of the food - it wouldn't all fit on the table in one go!
It was the perfect end to a perfect week.
Even better, unlike some poor people, I'm still on holiday - until September! Yippee. My work contract ended. My first year of the course ended and my school for my volunteering is closed. So I am going to enjoy every bit of the next few weeks.
And I've done some sewing - happy days!