In a week when I should be getting to know everyone attending the FQ Retreat and visiting my bloggy friends who aren`t, I`m feeling completely out of touch.
I have hardly visited anyone in the past week. I`ve been battling a really bad chesty cough, spending time with my mum and Zaki, (who has become very clingy which makes me nervous for goodbyes on Friday), and trying to get everything done before I leave.
I have however used my time away from the computer constructively.
I have finished the pink and orange Siblings Together quilt and will share photos tomorrow as it is still a bit damp.
I also made my items for the FQ Sampler Swap - I have been having sleepless nights about these as I really had no idea what I was going to make. Clearly inspired by the Zakka pencil cases I had seen in blogland, I made some sunglass cases using linen and Amy Butler Daisy Chain fabric.
I basically winged it but they weren`t difficult and with a layer of batting they cushion the glasses nicely. All we need now is the sun back!
The name tag I made for my partner has been received by her. I received special dispensation from trash to post from the UK, knowing how unpredictable the mail in Morocco is. I can now reveal that my partner was the only and only Katy of I`m a Ginger Monkey! When I heard from trash that Katy was my partner, I gulped and replied, `no pressure then!`.
Uncharacteristically, I posted Katy`s name tag without taking a photo of it so I shall try and snap Katy wearing it at the weekend.
It was no problem coming up with ideas for Katy and in the end I embroidered one of her tatoos on the front next to her name. It took some slightly scary stalking of her flickr photos to achieve this!
Many thanks to Hadley who sent me a lanyard fitting to attach to Katy`s name tag...only it never arrived. So sorry Hadley but I really appreciate you doing that.
So tomorrow I have a few last minute things to buy and a name tag to make for a lovely person who didn`t enter the swap and doesn`t want to remain nameless! Fortunately, she has a short name. Wish me luck!