Please Vote for PLAY & I Introduce Myself for the FQ London Retreat

Hello all! I’m off to physio later today; it’ll be my first time driving my car since the surgery and I’m very excited about it. I can’t believe I went all those years without a UK driving license. I think about 7 or 8 of the years I’ve lived here I’ve been dependent on buses and taxis. You know, when it takes an hour to get from your house to the town centre that’s only 3 miles away. Fun.

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Anyway, please go vote for your favourite PLAY pick-a-card mini quilt - the entries are fabulous and I’m so proud of the contestents’ creativity!

A while ago I took the plunge and bought myself a day pass for the Fat Quarterly London Retreat. I wasn’t sure if I’d be well enough to cope with travelling from Southampton into London and over to Knightsbridge. My plan is to leave early to avoid some of the Jubilee traffic, so I’ll be the crazy looking lady sitting around knitting from 9(ish) am on. So I’ll introduce myself a bit so you’ll know which lady is me. :)

So that’s me. I’m an American who’s lived in the UK for 10 years and I love it here. I started blogging around 2 years ago in order to promote my etsy shop, which is sadly mostly abandoned these days. Poor thing. I have one tween daughter, Savi, and a lovely, patient husband called Mike. He totally supports me in my knitting and sewing addictions.

I’ll be wearing this t-shirt:

And if things go well today, a finished version of this nametag:

Most people call me either Jenna or Jen. I’m only around on Saturday and in the AM I’ve got Frame Purses with Katy and in the PM I’ve got Paper Pieced Pillows with Lynne. I’ll be bringing some ugly fabrics along too, as well as my knitting.

I’m so freakin’ excited about meeting some of my blog pals in person – I can’t wait to see you guys! :) I’m linking up at the FQ Blog as well.

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18 Responses to Please Vote for PLAY & I Introduce Myself for the FQ London Retreat

  1. Amy in UK says:

    Hello – I can’t wait to meet you in person! I’m excited for retreat and to meet the mastermind behind ‘Play’ (I’ve entered mine – yay!). I love your sense of humour and am also ‘north american’ [from Canada-been here over 11 years]. Safe journey – meet you soon!!

  2. Ellyn says:

    have a wonderful time. I am counting down to my first trip to London (42 days!) & wishing I was there now to meet all of you!

  3. Can’t wait to meet you Jenna! I’ll be in frame purses too!

  4. Betty van Os says:

    Love to meet you!

  5. Melissa says:

    Nice to meet you! Wish I was going too! I hope you have oh so much fun and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  6. Kerry says:

    Looking forward to it Jenna !

  7. Tacha says:

    Hi Jenna – can’t wait to meet you at the retreat!

  8. moira says:

    looking forward to meeting you in all your glory :)

  9. catherine says:

    Hi Jenna – I am only going on the Saturday too and am in both classes with you! See you there, can’t wait to meet you

  10. Katy says:

    Yay, see you there! Although I’m not in any of your classes :(

  11. ruth says:

    See you there!

  12. Flying Blind says:

    Yay for Saturday xxx

  13. pippa says:

    see you soon, can’t wait to meet you I’ve been following u for so long, never dreamt we’d meet :)

  14. Emily says:

    Cannot wait to meet you either!

  15. Hope you have a great time Jenna, you certainly deserve one! Good luck too to all the Play challenge participants, there are some amazing mini’s entered.

  16. Annabella says:

    Hi Jenna, we don`t share any classes but I`ll run over and say `hi` if I spot you!

  17. ruth says:

    I’m doing Katy’s purse class too, see you there!

  18. kelly says:

    Look forward to meeting you on Saturday, I am in the pm paper pieced class as well :)




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