Wow, I’ve just had the best weekend in ages! On Saturday I went to see Gatz, an eight-hour performance of The Great Gatsby where every word of the novel is read out. Twas amazing!
I went on my own because, quite frankly, I didn’t want to worry about whether or not a companion would be enjoying the marathon theatre session and The Great Gatsby is my all-time favourite novel. I just wanted to wallow in it.
But by contrast, Sunday was full of friends! Pincushion Treats had kindly invited a bunch of Sewists over for cocktails and cake. I was wearing my Butterick B5605, which dresses down surprisingly well with a denim jacket and flats. The journey over was interesting.
Crocheting at the bus stop
Whilst crocheting on the top of the bus, I vaguely noticed that we’d slowed to a crawl. When I looked up, this was happening! An absolutely massive festival had brought traffic to a gridlock. Do any readers know what this festival is or might be? It was fascinating! Just another day in London…
Over at Melizza’s, we’d each brought something along. The spread was impressive. When I say ‘impressive’ I mean ‘breathtaking’. When I say ‘breathtaking’ I mean ‘I’ll be exercising every day for the next week to burn off the calories’. We were very, very happy and soon stopped counting slices of cake.
We had a really good chat about blogging, baking, running, patterns, sewing books, blogging, babies, wedding dresses. You know, life! Never, ever will I ever wail, ‘But no one UNDERSTANDS me!’ I was surrounded by people who totally got me yesterday. In the group were:
Pincushion Treats, our magnificent host and mixer of cocktails
and another lovely friend wearing an awesome Sewaholic dress!
It was lovely to catch up without the distraction of fabric shopping and extremely generous of Pincushion Treats to open up her lovely home. I found it very apt that our hostess had a crocheted pincushion just waiting to be photographed…
Thank you, Pincushion Treats!