I’d ordered photo-printed cupcakes carrying miniature images of the book cover but – doh! – ordered them for the wrong day. Still, that didn’t spoil our fun.
Kate of The Foldline arrived early to film a pre-party book interview with me – you can see it here.
I had lots of butterflies in my tummy, but once people started to arrive I calmed down. Thanks so much for joining me, if you were there! There was lots of laughter and chat – everyone got on so well and it was lovely to introduce friends from different spheres of my life.
I gave a little speech, gulping back the emotion, signed books – and laughed like a drain when someone mistook my editor friend, Jon, for TMOS!
As part of the speech, I made people cheer if they could answer YES to the following three questions. Which question do you think received the loudest cheer?
- Do you ever buy fabric with no idea what you’re going to use it for?
- Do you ever sew naked?
- Do you ever sew whilst drinking alcohol?
I love this photo of myself, Tilly and Rachel. If ever there was proof of sewing’s worth, it’s these three very different female bodies.
And, of course, I wore my red dress – also of dreams. I felt very comfortable in it. I’m going to sew one for a friend – and I hardly ever sew for friends!
I wish you could all have been there, but it would have been a very crowded room … and the prosecco would have disappeared early!
With thanks to The Village Haberdashery and Head of Zeus.