I'm absolutely delighted with the badge that she made me! Nicola had googled me and, on discovering that I'm a knitter, she thoughtfully embroidered a ball of wool and some knitting needles on the piece she made using the remains from a quilt she made for her daughter. I shall treasure it.
As well as the opportunity to improve my skill base, I have to confess that one of the retreat's elements that I was looking forward to was the goody bag. Not normally high on my list, but from the outset we had been promised a "goody bag to die for". I was not disappointed. As you can see from the photo, we were given a Liberty bag (mine was in blue – perfection) filled with almost countless delights: A roll of fat quarters, a box of sewing threads, a thread and yarn cutter, a button tin, some needles, a hexagon flower block set, a fabric pen, more fabric including some Liberty lawn, buttons, embroidery silks, broach, pen, oat cakes and water. Happy days.