Mmmmm so how did this ever happen? I seem to recall an evening with a nice glass of white wine, a discussion about the fact that I never get the opportunity to go anywhere/do anything these days.... and hey presto I clicked on the button and bought myself a ticket to go to London. I do still have to pinch myself occasionally to see if it is really true that I am actually going!
BUT YES I AM.......................
So, move over nerves and panics and worries that this will be like letting 5 year old into an A level exam and expecting her to know what to do, because it's all too late for that!
This is me
I live in Nottingham. Am just dashing down to London for the Saturday, not able to stay for the evening fun and frolics. And I am doing freezer paper piecing in the morning and wonky logs in the afternoon.
This was the first thing I ever sewed - at school (yonks ago) when I was about 13. So it's come full circle I started with wonky log cabins, and next weekend I will try and learn to do them again!
My blog name of second chance Tan, is because the vast majority of things I use for my sewing projects are found, or discovered, or reclaimed or recycled in some way. Most of my fabric is stumbled upon in charity shops or car boot sales, or I chop up my kids old clothes and use them (the in word for this seems to be upcycling - but if that's anything like cycling up hill then I'm not sure about that)
I feel that I am still at the beginning of my sewing journey..... a real beginner, and I am desperate to join the 'proper club' and actually make a big quilt. One day. But for this weekend, just understanding the lingo and being in the right place at the right time will do for me. If I actually make something nice then that is a bonus.
Most of all though I am looking forward to meeting up with people I have admired and grown to like through their blogs. I have so appreciated the inspiration that your blogs have given me. This year I joined stash bee, and I have made a few bee blessed blocks, and I am beginning to look forward to the 1st of the month to see what the next blocks will be.
Seven sleeps to go...............