Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Home from Urchfont

Here I am, back home from my very first Urchfont experience, at Sian Martin's Distant Stitch summer school, and my oh my what a sumptuous feast it was in every sense of the phrase.
I don't recall when I last met so many lovely people all in one go. And how often do you get a group of 20+ people and find not one disagreeable person amongst them?
The Urchfont food was absolutely amazing - again not one dud meal in the whole time, not even so much as a single boring biscuit.
And I learnt so much! True, we worked hard and long hours, but it was all very well worth it. Thank you to Maggie Grey and Sian Martin, and thanks too to all of my fellow Distant Stitchers, I learnt and took so much inspiration from all of you.
OK, way way too much gushing, let's call this a day before we all get a bit queasy and get it posted. And look at me - I'm a blogger now (didn't I promise I'd never do this?), and I've achieved my first assigned task from the 3 days.


Meg said...

I think you summed up the Summer School experience perfectly! I agree about the food - I'm sure my work clothes are a bit tighter than they were last week!

Maggie Grey said...

Welcome to the land of blog. It was such a good time and you are right about the lovely people.

My tum got too used to over-eating and now I feel hungry all the time.

I shall keep in touch.



Garnered Stitches said...

I don't know why we think blogging is so hard, once you get the hang of it you wonder why you didn't start sooner! Thanks for summing up the last 4 days so well. I find I leave in a bit of a daze with all the fantastic ideas and inspiration I receive. If only it could be bottled for later on when it has worn off a bit - quick squirt of eau de inspiration anyone? It was great to meet you and I look forward to reading more on your blog

Stitch Loop said...

You must have set your new blog up before you even unpacked Kathryn! Well done. I'm going to have a go now so watch out for the 'Stitch Loop'.
If anyone has any photos it would be lovely to see some.


JaneO said...

My head is still spinning - well done on getting organised so quickly.

Stephanie M said...

Hi - good to meet you at Summer School. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work on your blog.

Susan D said...

You won't regret setting up a blog. You'll meet some very talented and generous people not just those you met at Summer school. I hope to be able to go to next years summer school it sounds as if a good time was had by all.

English Rose said...

yay! you did it Kathryn, well done. you will have so much fun with this blog, just you see!
summer school was brilliant, great classes, great people and great food - a very great deal of it, back to starvation rations for me now! will be adding this blog to my feeds and my list, so will check in everytime you post.