Yesterday, Krafty Kat and I made our way down from Leicester to meet up with some lurvely stitchers and bloggers in Walthamstow. It's been a year since I last attended something like this, so excitement levels were running high on my part - photographic evidence of this has been kindly provided by Karen ;o)
The day was meticulously planned by Clare of SEW, Incidentally..., who was the most gracious host – the lady baked us all treats and even had a first aid book to hand! One of the day's highlights was the swap element and to give you an idea of the volume...this is just one pile provided by one participant – I'm looking at you Suzy!
I did very well out of the swap indeed!
And I even added to my newly-acquired, yet ever-expanding jersey stash...
I really can't stress enough how cool it is to meet stitchers in the flesh – I hope you all get the opportunity to do so at least once! Being around such lovely, talented and like-minded people is very inspiring. There's also the feeling of being star-struck that you are actually talking to bloggers who you've obsessively followed and admired for some time...and they're not running away scared...much!
So thank you ladies for making my trip down to London incredibly fun:
Alana - Lazy Stitching
Catherine - Catherine Daze's Blog
Claire – SEW, Incidentally...
Jane - Handmade Jane
Karen - Did You Make That?
Kat - Krafty Kat
Melizza - Pincushion Treats
Michelle - Naughty Little Epoch
Rachel - House of Pinheiro
Rehanon - MissDemeanour
Suzy - Suzy Patterns
And the best thing about the train journey? I got to make a start on a double moss stitch scarf that I've been hankering over for months!