Sunday, 8 April 2012

Walthamstow meet 'n' swap

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!

Red wool from Michelle / Floral linen from Jane

Knitting magazine from Rachel / 1970s sewing pattern from Suzy / Vintage bias binding from Jane

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 
Camilla
Catherine - Catherine Daze's Blog 
ClaireSEW, Incidentally... 
Jane - Handmade Jane 
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!

17 comments:

  1. It was a fantastic day and lovely to meet you!! We need to do these things more often, it's so much fun!

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    1. Yes, it was great to meet you too Suzy (and to find out you are from Faro...not far from where my parents live...what a small world)!

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  2. It was a really great day and it was lovely to meet you. I've been following your blog for a while!

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    1. It really was, Clare was a fab hostess! Great to meet you too!

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  3. I had a blast too.. So much fun meeting you and seeing close your great Renfrew. Ps got same jersey ..yeah we will have sisterly dresses/tops

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    1. Hehe, so many of us are going to have the same clothes after we bought up all that jersey ;o)

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    2. fun thing is that it will all look so different as we had all different styles. Im dying to see what will come out.

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  4. Aw, I'm sad I missed out on this one :(
    Great additions to your stash though! :)
    Px

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    1. Oh Portia, it would have been so brilliant to have seen you too! Maybe next time I hope!xx

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  5. Look at that scarf grow! Awesome job :)

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    1. Thanks Kat! Scarves + chunky yarn = fast growth! Plus I knitted like a mad woman on the way back ;o)

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  6. You look like you has a great time. So sorry not to make it, next time perhaps. What a haul! And I like the look of your knitting ...

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    1. Aaaw, thank you Winnie! And yes, what a shame you couldn't make it :o( I really hope to see you soon!

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  7. I have some of that magpie jersey! Did you get the anchor print from Saaed fabrics too?!

    Well done on coming down from Leicester for the meet up, I wish I'd known about it! Walthamstow is worth a trip hey?!

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    1. Oh no, what a shame you didn't know about it Fiona! Next time I spot something like that being organised, I'll post about it on my post beforehand too, just to spread the word as far as possible!

      And yes, I got both jerseys from Saeed's!

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  8. It was so great seeing you. I really do wish you lived closer. You're just so uber great to be around. Until next time!

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  9. How fun! I'm so jealous! :) And your scarf is looking great!

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