Monday, August 24, 2009

More Later

Right now, I'm not able to get onto the Internet normally, but can post via email.  So no pictures of the Festival of Quilts yet.  I didn't realise how tired I was, until I was on the train from Birmingham.  Then I collapsed.  I was so pleased to see DH waiting for me at the station  - he was a real star.

It was fun to meet some of Ferret's friends - Sally, Tet, Cy and Nic.  I also enjoyed helping her on her gallery.  My viewpoint was different from Ferret's: it wasn't my work, so there wasn't any personal pride/worry about people's reactions to it.  Funnily, it wasn't until Friday afternoon that anyone asked about me, and then several people did.  My answer, "I'm not a professional quilter, just a slow amateur one".  They liked that: they could relate to it.

Anyway, I'll post properly later, with a fuller description of what I've been up to.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Festival of Quilts - quick review

I've had a good two days at the Festival of Quilts.  I did spend a lot of time at Ferret's stall - pictures on her blog ( It was fun to help out.  I ended up wearing a quiltart t-shirt, so I wasn't mistaken for a random stranger, and then added a badge which said "I'm not Ferret", so I wasn't mistaken for her.  For some reason, if people assumed I was Ferret, they were much less embarrassed when I could point to the badge to correct them.  I felt a bit like Slartibartfast - "my name is not important".

If you go, do have a good time.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On turning heels

"I kicked off my shoes and flopped on the sofa next to Gran, who had fallen asleep over a sock she was knitting. It was already a good twelve feet long, because, she said 'she had yet to build up enough courage to turn the heel'."

From "The Well of Lost Plots" by Jasper Fforde.

A very good book from a very enjoyable series. They are impossible to describe, without spoiling the plot, beyond perhaps saying they are to literature what Douglas Adams is to science fiction.

PS Festival of Quilts tomorrow and Friday. Yay! I should have my stripy bag and I'll spend some time at Ferret's stall - E29.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Festival of Quilts - all booked

At long last, I've booked a hotel for the Festival of Quilts and ordered the tickets. I'll be there Thursday and Friday, not sure when I'll get there on Thursday but probably be around for most of Friday.

I'm hoping I got the last room at the Novotel. After I rang them and reserved a room on the phone, I checked their website and there were no (more) rooms available on the Thursday. This was the third hotel I tried, so if you are thinking about staying overnight, you probably want to book soon.

I'm planning to hang around Ferret's stall (E29) for some of the time, I'm sure she won't mind if you want to meet me there.

Friday, August 07, 2009

One, two, three, four

Due to the magic of scheduled posting, there is a chance that this post appeared at 12:34:56 on 07/08/09. But it probably didn't.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

In-laws staying...

'nuff said.