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Yay! One Week One Pattern culminated last night in celebratory cocktails. I was wearing my giant polka dot Sorbetto but fell at the last hurdle, and didn’t manage to get a decent photo of it. If anyone from last night has one, do let me know.
We gathered in a cocktail bar in Kings Cross, London and survived our encounters with the, ahem, gregarious bar staff. (House of Pinheiro survived by flirting them off the scale and out of the room. One day I will learn how to flirt like that.) When the bar announced that happy hour was extended until 8pm I’ve never heard such raucous cheers of delight from a group of people usually to be found crouched over a sewing machine. And best of all, Pincushion Treats brought…
Home-made macaroons, no less! Did you know that Pincushion Treats has also run a marathon in her time? And has the most flawless skin I’ve ever witnessed up close and personal. (Though I’m still waiting to meet the person who bats Roobeedoo‘s cheek bones out of the field.) Why, oh why, do I surround myself with these uber-talented and beautiful women? Oh, yeah, I forgot – because I like them!
I was really thrilled that two of our cocktail drinkers travelled in all the way from Cambridge and Kent. Truly, our community is devoted to meet-ups (and alcohol). Attendees also included Pimp My Curtains, Stitch and Witter, Lazy Stitching and two lovely readers, Laura and Happy Hermit.
Thank you to everyone who joined me last night. Most of all thank you to Tilly for suggesting OWOP. It was a blast! Tilly asked me last night what I’d learned from this experience:
- That one of my Sorbettos is ready for retirement.
- How to think my way out of my usual styling choices.
- That I’ve put weight on! Climbing into some clothes I hadn’t touched in months was … interesting.
UPDATE! Tilly has kindly presented me with a photo of me in my Sorbetto, drinking cocktails: