Thursday, February 24, 2011

Getting a bit excited now!!

 virgin_wideweb__470x312,2 It’s exactly one week until I go to the airport to pick up my fellow NUTTERS!!! I’m really looking forward to it, we’ve all chatted on the phone, emailed constantly and become such close friends over the past 18 months - and I can’t believe we’re actually going to be face to face in a few short days :o)!! Only 7 more sleeps!!!! Woohoo :oD!!! And don’t forget our bloggers picnic on 5th March. It’s at GJ Walters Parkloadimagedown behind the Grand View Pub cleveland2 at Cleveland (Brissy).

We’ll be there from about 9.30am until around lunch time so come along and bring your friends … we’d love to meet you all :o). There aren’t any shops at the park so it’s best if you bring your own refreshments – although I’m pretty sure you can buy a coffee at the Grand View :o).

On the sewing front … I’ve been a busy beaver too. I’ve made another “Pack Up Your Troubles” bag for my local patchwork store as a store sample. 313) Pack up your Troubles for Bayside Stitchcraft These aren’t usually my colours but I’m really chuffed with how it’s turned out :o). I don’t have this pattern on the website yet (been a bit slack!!) but if you’d like it you can email me at joy at joypatch dot com. It’s quite a big bag (18” x 12 1/2”) and it has a zipper to close it on the top and zippered pockets on both sides. ***Don’t be afraid of the zippers though … I promise, they’re easy peasy*** :o)!!!    And while I was visiting there look what Margaret gave me …February 2011 143 aren’t they delish!!! February 2011 145 I just love the birdies!!! Thanks Margaret :o)!!

I’ve also been doing some handstitching in the evenings … February 2011 149 having great fun with my Playing with Paper Pack!!

That’s all for now … gonna go and add my finish onto my OPAM list :o).

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh sounds like fun have a great time and I love the hand sewing
Hugs Bec xx

Terry said...

That little birdie fabric is so cute! :0)

fialka012 said...

Hezké...

KaHolly said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you all!! I know you'll have lots of fun. Can't wait to hear all about it. ~karen

Allie said...

Do any of you have a camcorder??? You need to record this meeting, lol! I'm so excited for you all, and wildly jealous. LOVE the bag - and the fabric!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

wow, love love these, have fun

wonderwoman said...

do you ever sit still?!!! i don't know how you manage to fit it all in!!! i love those fabrics, especially the little birdies. sooo cute. I'm sure you are all going to have a lovely time, wish i coud be there!!!

xxx

Chris H said...

I hope you have a fantstic time with your fellow 'nutters' lol!
OOOOOO that birdy fabric is ADORABLE.

teresa said...

Can't wait to see you guys! I am really looking forward to it. Love your travel bag Joy.

Micki said...

Have a wonderful time! I love your hand sewing project!
Micki

Wendy B said...

Hi Sweety....I BET you're getting excited now....I'm getting excited for you too!!!! hehehe
What a venue...behind the Grand View......aaaaahhhh....swaying palms.....just poifect!!!!
*Lerv*....your Pack up your troubles bag....the sample is beautiful...and I could imagine that birdie fabric in it too!! How yummy!!! I'm in for the pattern too!!!!....Love it!
have the bestest time with the nutty bunch......but behave.....No swinging from the trees now!!!!!LOL
love and sugary hugs darl.
XXXXX Wendy :O)

Cath Ü said...

HI joy... I hope the weather holds off so you can all enjoy your Morning Tea in the park today.
Cath Walker