15 July 2013

Fat Quarterly Retreat - Hello!

Hi friends! So this is me, eek! I'm sharing my mug on my blog today for the FIRST time ever!! It's all in aid of the Fat Quarterly retreat I'm going to this weekend! There's a link party for everyone attending so I'm joining in (very late) and sharing a little about myself if you're new to my blog ...
So a big hello and welcome! My name is Jessie, and my blog name 'messy jesse' comes from my childhood nickname. I'm 25 and I live in the far, far! southwest of Cornwall with my fiance and only get to talk quilting online so this will be fun and so weird to talk fabric and flying geese in 'real life' ha! I started quilting only in the last 3 years or so? but enjoyed being creative in various other crafty forms previous to that. 
     I work full-time and I run Sew and Quilt, an online fabric store which specialises in quilting fabrics with a nostalgic and vintage twist! Opened last October, so it's still pretty new :) It's always been my dream to run my own sewing shop since I was a small child, so I'm REALLY happy it's finally come true! Take a look, and drop me an email if you would like me to bring some fabric or packs of paper pieces for you to the retreat :)
     In between that I try to catch up on some quilting projects - and plan a wedding next year!? We bought our house in Cornwall over a year ago now, after a short stint in London (everyone does it, right?) and I seriously love it! We've been steadily doing it up and turning it into a home ever since :) which is my favourite thing to do when I'm not in my sewing room, quilting! ok, that's me. 
     I am most looking forward to learning some new skills, and meeting some like-minded crafty people! You will most likely find me at fqr drinking a cup of tea and looking nervous! I'm super shy to start but warm up pretty quick >.< I will be doing crochet on the Friday, which I've always wanted to do but being a leftie, I'm pretty kack-handed when it comes to that! I hope Laura has lots of patience for me!? Free motion on Saturday morning, and paper piecing in the afternoon. Sunday I've got hand quilting with Lu Summers - fun! 

In the meantime, you can follow me on various social media sites (I'm addicted) 
@messyjesse1 on Instagram
@sewandquilt on twitter
keep up to date with Sew and Quilt on our FB page

Hope to say hello to you :) thanks for stopping by, xo

20 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I read your post. I've been looking for a good supplier of paper pieces and I followed the link to your online shop and found loads of them.

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  2. Nice to meet you, see you at Retreat :o)

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  3. Hey Jessie, no need to be shy, you are very pretty!
    I am a leftie, too, and my aunt who is the only other leftie in the family taught me how to crochet when I was a child. I am not very good at it, but I know a few basics. She also tried to show me how to knit, but I never really understood it. Give me yarn and needles and I would have no clue what to do with it. ;-)
    Have fun at the retreat!

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  4. See you in paper piecing and hand quilting!

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  5. You're going to have such a great time talking fabric and quilting in "real life"! Enjoy every minute.

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  6. ah boo - we're not in any of the same classes :( hopefully bump in to you at the tea stand!!! Sx

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  7. Oh yes. Taking you up on the paper pieces-can you bring me a pack of the 1" hexies please: shall I pay you the £4 on Friday, I can find you in the crowd, or shall I order them from the shop? See you Friday

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  8. Have a lovely time at retreat!!

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  9. You are soooooooo cuuuuuuuute! It's always fun to have a face to go with the words. ;) xo k

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  10. So pretty and sweet you are Jessie!! Have a wonderful time at the retreat! ;) xo Heather

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  11. Look at your cute self!!!!! Oh how I would love to come to Cornwall and talk fabric and quilting :-) Have a wonderful time!!

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  12. Hey pretty lady! I hope you have a great time at FQR, I'm sure it'll be fab. And you're learning crochet? I hope you love it, but don't be disheartened if it feels really weird and awkward at first, it did for me too. It's gets better, I promise!

    S x

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  13. Hey Jesse!
    So nice to see the face behind the many great colours ...and such a nice one;-) I follow your blog since some time and like it so much... inspired me to make my own one! Of course I'm not that perfect like you, but for me it's like Patchworking: "the way is the aim"...
    I send you many greetings from the baltic sea and I'm looking forward to your upcoming creations, colours and inspiration :-) Have a nice weekend!

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  14. You can join Rachael and I in the under 30s club then ;) I'm left handed so I learned to crochet from holding a mirror against the diagrams in a book.

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  15. Hi Jessie! I'm Jen and I'm coming to FQR too. I don't have a blog (yet!) but can be found on Pinterest at Quince&Pippin. I've been following your blog for a few months now and enjoy it - thanks! I don't know why but I thought you were American lol!! Cornwall, eh? I do LOVE Cornwall : ) Not in any of the same classes but hope to bump in to you there. Jen

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  16. Wonderful photo, you are gorgeous! So interesting to read about you as I am pretty new to your blog. Enjoy your weekend it sounds perfect!! Xo

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  17. Lovely to meet you! It's so nice to put a face to the name. You are like your choice in fabrics - pretty and sweet!

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  18. Love your posts, it's fun to put a face to all the beautiful work. Keep it up, very inspiring!

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  19. Hello back lovely lefty lady, thanks for stopping by The Nocturnal Stitcher to say Hi. Loving the look and your blog and once I've left this comment I'm off to explore your delicious looking shop!! Any plans to give crochet another go? I might try and find a lefty to teach me. Jill x

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  20. Couldn't resist a wee order!! X

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
I love reading each and every one. I try and respond to questions in the comments so other readers can see as well. Best wishes, Jessie