Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A Monday with May

I know lots of you went to the  Retreat in London this last weekend - well I didn't, but I got to hear all about it first hand.

I knew that May from Confessions of a Fabraholic was coming from Germany for the retreat, and I invited her to stay the following night with me before she flew back home.  As well as following May's blog, I know her through the Star Of Africa Bee that she has arranged (see the blocks I received here), and the texty charm swap that she also arranged where I got this lovely bundle.

Our weekends are normally quit and peaceful, but somehow this one became ridiculous - poor May! As she arrived the family were here on mass: both daughters, two boyfriends,husband and family friends were all just finishing a race at a kart track. 

Then there were 9 of us for supper for Sunday evening, and Monday morning I had to get up early for work abandoning poor May!

We managed to get a few fabriccy hours together on Monday afternoon.  May brought me these super yummy Oakshott fabrics, which I am drooling over as I type this

and also these fabrics that she considered fluglies, but I'm very happy to have in my stash, and some yummies from Liberty

One of the classes she attended was curved EPP - she showed me the pieces 

and her sample piece

I think that idea will make a great class at Chertsey Museum

By mid afternoon I had to take May off to start her journey home: Our nearest tube station is Heathrow, so we drove to an airport so she could get the tube, to get a bus to get to another airport to get the plane!!!!

We did manage to get an innocent bystander to take this phone 

It was great to meet you May, see you soon

(this was posted yesterday, but then vanished, no idea why!)


  1. Great weekend you had but where are your shoes Benta!?? Waving at you both!

  2. Yay, I met May amongst the madness of the weekend, and got just as far with my curved EPP!

  3. How nice to meet a "virtual" friend in person Benta.

  4. Where on earth did you see any "poor" Mays? I only saw a very happy one :-)
    Thanks Benta for a wonderful time and a warm welcome from your family and friends. I hughely enjoyed myself and can only say; "see you soon, hopefully at my place this time!".

  5. What a fun weekend:-)

  6. How lovely that you got to meet May! Sounds like you had a great time :)

  7. Wonderful to see you two together! Sure do like the look of those curved EPP blocks too!

  8. Glad you got to enjoy at least a little bit of FQR :o)


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