Thursday, 17 March 2011
A visit and a couple of birthdays.....
This week has been particularly busy, getting ready for a visit to Pilgrim Quilters in Banstead, Surrey. I had been 'booked' to give a talk on longarm quilting and anything connected with my business...so the last few days I have been cutting and stacking fat quarters, half metres and scraps of fabrics to take with me
The journey was interesting...not one to travel far, the evening we do need to go somewhere saw the M4 being closed and of course the resulting gridlock in every direction....however, with Mr RC at the wheel, we managed to do a tour of back roads to safely bring us out our destination. A visit to my Mum and Dad's house first.....a very welcome cup of tea (or two) and some gorgeous poppy seed bread meant we were set up for the evening talk! Then onwards to Banstead. We arrived at the hall and carried in the fabrics, quilts and various paraphernalia associated with longarming.
And what a lovely welcome....lots of members and a thriving group. Feeling very nervous, as this was my very first talk to such a big group, I launched into my talk....I was very lucky to have one of my customers quilts to show (thanks M for allowing this) and some of my own creations.
After the talk, everyone mingled and chatted and fabric was stroked and chosen!! Thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome....I really enjoyed my visit.
The way home beckoned and we arrived at about 11.30 to be greeted by two very excited woolly monsters who jumped and growled with delight....another lovely welcome!!!!
We all slept very well last night......