Crafter’s Ceilidh: While I still have control of my life!

Junior Mr.Maxwell is due to make his entrance on the 4th of April, and from what I have heard ( and witnessed) from friends and relatives who have kids, your life is snatched away from you. You become a prisoner to the little munchkin, and you have to have the skills of Angela Merkel to arrange a get away.

So imagine my delight when three lovely ladies from Scotland announced they were having a meet-up on the 21st of January. I will be 30weeks gone by then, VERY heavy, I know, but still possessing enough energy to brave a 5hour train ride to Edinburgh (I hope). It will be too late for me to take a flight at that time, because of  you-know-who, so train it is. Thanks Debi, Kestrel and Kristen for giving me an opportunity to have a bit of excitement before the wee bairn arrives.

My train tickets have already been booked, and all I have left to do is sit tight and wait for January to come. I am so excited. You will also not believe how kind Debi is….then again I’m sure most of you already know that. She’s offered to let a couple of us stay over at her house. Can you imagine? Her reason being she can’t bear to see us spending money on accommodation, when it could be used to buy more fabric. I think Debi should be appointed the Small Creative Business Tsar of Scotland. Does anyone know which Scottish MP I have to start harassing with this request?

Is anyone else making the trip up North? I know Karen and Melizza have already booked their transportation and accommodation, so that makes three of us already from down south.

Roobeedoo, I am PRAYING fervently that you can make it. It will be so nice to see you.



  1. December 15, 2011 / 10:29 am

    Ditto! I hope Roobeedoo can make it so I can 'oooh' and 'ahhh' over her knits in person!

  2. December 15, 2011 / 10:32 am

    So impressed by your determination to buy fabric and meet fellow crafters, Dibs!

  3. December 15, 2011 / 11:25 am

    I'm hoping to, just need to check out transportation and accomodation costs! It's something nice and exciting to look forward to in the New Year!

  4. December 15, 2011 / 11:35 am

    Ooh – hello!
    I do hope to be there. Maybe I should book my train and then I will feel obliged to brave the snow if is comes!
    Do we have any trained midwives among us…?!

  5. December 15, 2011 / 12:38 pm

    I would love to meet Roobeedoo, too! (I'm a poet, and I don't know it.)

  6. December 15, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    Oh Kestrel, if only I could have the same determination to actually sew stuff right now, I would be so happy.
    Roo, lol, I am most deinitely sure I won't be going into labour on that day. I shall close the legs long enough to shop and rush back to london. and also PLEASE book your train ticket. It would be really nice for you to be there.

  7. December 15, 2011 / 11:25 pm

    YIPPPEEE! So excited you are coming!!!

  8. December 18, 2011 / 7:03 am

    Sounds like such fun Dibs and I agree you should do it while you still can! As my EDD is 22nd January, I could well be in labour that day!

    Just think though, once the baby comes you can have all that extra space underneath the pram to stash fabric on a shopping trip/meet up.

  9. December 20, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    I booked my train ticket!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  10. December 20, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    Yay!!! I'm so happy Roo. Can't wait to finally meet you.

  11. January 10, 2012 / 8:43 am

    I cannot wait to meet you, I am so excited you are coming! It's going to be such a fab day! And, you are right, Debi is incredibly kind! And pure genius as well!

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