NO MORE WORKING FOR A WEEK OR TWO.....
An alternative desk from me today! I'm on my holidays and have been knitting Hooters like crazy in the evenings. But the really exciting thing to share is that I had the opportunity to visit Wipso and Twiglet!
Here they are...two lovely girls and great friends, sitting in Jo's new sewing room. It was very exciting for me to see where all the creativity goes on (I'd seen Annie's sewing room earlier) They had all the machines set up, but first there was some serious chatting and photo taking to be done!
It's not easy taking a selfie with a point and shoot camera, but you get the idea, lol!!
Jo had set up two of her machines and Annie brought one of her 6 to play with!
Me being a wimp! It is a very strange feeling to get used to at first, not sticking to straight lines and having to drop the feed dogs....I wasn't too good sewing by moving the hoop. But as soon as Jo told me about just holding the fabric (on which she's ironed Vilene) then I was away. As Annie says, it's all about practising, relaxing and letting go (cue the song from Frozen!)
Ok, so it's not brilliant but I was pleased with it! It was a revelation that I could sew sideways (the fabric that is, not me!!) and not have to pivot the fabric around the needle. I really enjoyed it by the end. Thank you for being such great teachers Jo and Annie :-)
It was such a lovely day - I was welcomed, fed, taught new skills.....oh, and we may have chatted a bit.......grin. What that really means is that we didn't draw breath from the moment I arrived to the moment that Gordon and Rhys came to pick me up! That's the beauty of meeting WOYWWers isn't it? We already have so much common ground :-)
And here are the fab things that Jo and Annie gave me...
Some gorgeous fat quarters, a beautiful crazy patchwork covered book and a really smashing card...I was so thrilled with all these beauties. Thank you, Jo and Annie, it was a fantastic day. Hope we can meet up again very soon xxxxx
Have a great week everyone!