Monday, 28 May 2012

FQ London 2012 Linky post

Fat Quarterly
I am a bit late to the party, but I'm here now! 
I am linking up to a wee blog hop for everyone attending the Fat Quaterly Retreat in London this weekend. So if you are not coming, I can only apologise, you must be heartily sick of hearing about it!!

I am so excited to be meeting everyone at the weekend! I feel as if I'm meeting up with so many old friends, even if we have never stood face to face before.
My Name Tag for FQ LOndon 2012
My name's Jo and I will be wearing this adorable badge made by the very talented Emily.

I am a 40 something mother of 2 grown up sons, very happily married to Jonathan (25 years since we met the other day!). I run a shop in Edinburgh, selling lots of lovely homewares, gifts, and now fabric and wool (now available on-line too!), and I teach patchwork, crochet and lots of other things at the weekend.
Despite living in Scotland for the last 23 years I still have my London accent.

There is a little picture of me up in the top left hand corner which is how I really look (but a bit older now!). But this is how I looked on Saturday night at a Eurovison party.
I'm wearing my Mum's old dress, proper vintage 1960's!
Who know's, maybe I'll be wearing that wig on Saturday! (No, I won't).

I will miss the Friday night shenanigans, but will get there first thing on Saturday morning. I am staying at the Radisson too (I am imagining pyjama parties and pillow fights and lots of giggling in the corridors!!).
I have no idea which bag I will be carrying or what I will be wearing yet. I haven't even started packing yet, but I do have all week still - calm down everyone!!
I am also keeping a big secret about the retreat and can't wait till Friday when it will all be out in the open *wink, wink*.

One more thing, I am having a massive giveaway on my blog to launch the new 'fabric and wool' department on our website, so if you haven't already entered, head on over for a chance to win a big pile of wool and fabric! Still a few days left, click on the link above, or on 'older posts'.
See you on Saturday everyone!!

34 comments:

  1. Hello! I will be at the Radisson too. Looking forward to meeting you.

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  2. Your lovely shop makes me want to live in Edinburgh again. One day! See you on Saturday x

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  3. I'm at the Radisson too! and ooooh secrets.... I'm bad at secrets... what is it ? tell us.. pleeeeeze ???

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  4. Cannot wait to meet you Jo but am very disappointed the wig won't be coming too!

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  5. Have a wonderful time - I know I would (if I didn't live on the other side of the world!)

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  6. Congrats on the new online store, looking forward to meeting you and hearing what this secret is!

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  7. Wear the wig!! Look forward to meeting you

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  8. Come on spill your secret, we won't tell. I wonder if we can ask the Radisson to put us all together on the same floor?

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  9. Oooh love the wig... seriously, wear the wig... lol Looking forward to meeting you :-)

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  10. See, you had to go and mention a secret - it better be good as we are all building it up in out heads!
    See you Saturday - can't wait to meet you at last xxx

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  11. Awww, I think you should be wearing Saturday's outfit...

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  12. Look forward to meeting you Jo! Congrats on the new shop and don't forget that wig... now what's all this secret business, we are your friends right? Surely it wouldn't hurt to just tell us! :)

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  13. ohhh what secret???? love the dress and looking forward to meeting you very soon

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  14. Whoa lady....looking sexy!! I totally think you could pull that dress off anytime!:)

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  15. Oh you tease! What secret??!!! Surely you can tell you fantabulous tag maker ;-)
    Really looking forward to meeting you.

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  16. Have a great time, and make sure you post lots of photos and stuff for those of us not going

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  17. Bring the wig and spill the secret ;-)

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  18. I was a bit late to the party too and am totally disorganised! Was planning to start getting stuff together this morning but seem to be on the internet instead! Dress and wig looks fantastic! You are a bit of a tease with the secret! ;) See you at the weekend x

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  19. Ooh, is this the secret I know about? It's a good one if it's the same one. *g*

    Loving your frock, dahling! And you should totes wear that pink wig. Heh heh. Have fun (and, yes, LOADS of time to pack. Just don't leave it til Friday night!)

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  20. Love your name tag!
    Will you be wearing the pink hair too? You'll be so much easier to recognise!
    See ya!

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  21. oh the wig definitely needs to be packed!!!!

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  22. I'm not going so maybe you could tell me the secret early?!!! (Kidding...sort of!) Have a wonderful time!

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  23. See you Saturday Jo! Can't wait to find out what the secret is!

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  24. Looking forward to meeting you, love the wig!

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  25. Oh I hate secrets!! Ca`nt wait to hear it and meet you!

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  26. Yes bring the wig - we can ll recognise you then! Look forward to meeting you.

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  27. I'm so excited!! I can't wait to meet you and all the others :) Not long now! Secret - what secret!!??????

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  28. congratulations on your new store but to be honest I found words like yummy and habby a bit off putting as I'm not a child but a grown up. Some people habitually speak like this I know, but I do find it grating. Others may not agree, but twee language makes me squee.

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