A few more inspiring pieces from the weekend. Here’s Nicky’s quilt at show and tell.
So just a fantastic time with wonderful people. Now I wish I could go every year! A few other fun people to meet in person for the first time included Jenny (who is the whiz behind my favorite magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting) and Karen of Blueberry Park who I have been following on Instagram for a while now.
I did a little bit of exploring London while I was there. My family was still in Manchester at the time – I took the train down for the weekend – so I thought it would be good to hit some of the sites that they would not be as interested in (aka shopping and art galleries.)
I hadn’t been to the Tate Gallery in over 20 years. So much beautiful eye-candy and inspiration. (I’m kind of an art-history nerd so I was in heaven. Plus there was some good quilty inspiration as well.
Mostly it was just surreal to be walking through my favorite city. Even though it’s been 21 years since I lived there the layout is so familiar. It’s fun to see changes as well. One of my favorite things was the bike rentals throughout the city. I finally got up my courage to rent one and ride along Embankment on the Thames. I think I was a little giddy and felt 19 again. (That’s the handlebar pic on the upper right. It’s tricky to get an action shot of riding a bike by yourself.)