Friday, July 12, 2013

When in London....

queen&corgi

Future Fat Quarterly Friends, Lords and Ladies,

It is now less than a fortnight until we meet. I so look forward to the privilege of your acquaintance. It is my one true wish to learn the ingenious method of pyjama pants construction with Dame Kerry, the ins and outs of Touchdraw with Lady Lynne, how to turn my needle and applique with Madam Mandy and finally, porthole perfection with PottyMouth Lu.

I shall depart Tuesday next aboard the Commonwealth stalwart Air Canada. I shall dine on a gluten free supper, then recline behind my tana lawn sleeping mask so as to arrive well-rested and ready for adventure on the wild streets of London.  My Lady-in-Waiting Leanne awaits (because that's what ladies in waiting do, right?) to guide me around the sights and tour me through the Liberty flagship, where I believe I may just acquire a crown jewel's worth of fabric.

Things will be busy at the Palace, wot with the imminent arrival of the latest royal.  I shall instead retire to the Grange Strathmore and leave the diaper changes and midnight feedings to the experts in the Palace.  I say, this weekend of sewing comradery couldn't come at a better time! I've even taken the rare opportunity to "shack up", as they say. Susan and I shall reminisce about old times; walking uphill to school in knee-deep snow both ways, slugging beer in gravel pits on Friday nights, cranking Gordon Lightfoot on our tape decks and smothering flapjacks with Maple Syrup. It shall be divine.

Until then, cheerio!
Queen Poppyprint

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33 comments:

House of Pinheiro said...

See you there x

Claire said...

See you there too x

DianeY said...

So funny! Good job!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Are you doing Liberty Thursday afternoon? If so, see you there!!! Your bedroom has been prepared chez moi - I say bedroom, I of course mean the cottage. HRH shall have her own residence whilst in the country. One wouldn't expect any less.

Angela said...

dying! lol Have a WONDERFUL time!

Flying Blind... said...

Yep, you are going to fit right in; this time next week baby, yeah!!! xxx

dutchcomfort said...

Dearest, I hope you have a wonderful time in London!

Strawberry Patch said...

One will take great delight in making your aquaitnace in person next week, we shall partake in afternoon tea and petit fours as is my usual routine ;-)

Sarah said...

This made me chuckle! I shall get to say "Hello YourMajesty" at the touchdraw class. How will that work for Ma'am? Does one have a footman to tap the iPad screen for you? Might need to borrow him as I' a touchdraw dunce!!

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

lol, so sorry I won't get to meet you in person this year :( I hope you have a fab time!

mammafairy said...

I shall peep through a porthole with you.. ma'am..

bulabean said...

Oh dear, you are a riot! Have a spot of tea for me, and snap a pic of the new little royal!
ps..beer chugging in gravel pits..did we grow up in the same town? lol!

Catherine said...

Ha ha, that's great :-) See you in the PJ class

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Hee hee, how will you tear yourself away from your new great-grandchild?
Have an amazing trip!

trudys_person said...

Hilarious! Have fun, post lots of pictures for us, and give Claudia (machenundtun) a big hug for me!

Dianne said...

OMG girl you crack me up!! I just know you will have an awesome time "over there" and expect "over there" will never be quite the same after you have been.
Okay may have to write down the fat quarterly parody of "over there" that is running through my head now!!

MariQuilts said...

You'll have a blast....that particular " lady in waiting" did a marvelous job of navigating me about Quilt Con as I have no sense of direction. Have fun.

paulette said...

Hey...you are looking a little like ME!! Too funny...Have fun!!
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Leanne said...

I am very proud to serve as your lady in waiting and will certainly await you. Perhaps we should visit your castle or the Tower of London?

felicity said...

LOLz. Love it.

Danielle said...

Hahahaha! How I do wish we were there at the same time. Hoping one has oneself a most marvellous time xxx

Sarah said...

Bahahaha you're a dork! That took way too much effort including the dress up. I'm sorry I won't be there to meet everyone.

Ethne said...

Oh Lord, priceless
I so so wish I was going - unfortunately we are on holiday early this year and I can't squeeze it in
Have fun all of you ;O)

Trudi said...

Lo,so funny m'lady! See you Friday!

Kelly said...

Brilliant - I even read it in my poshest English accent ;-). See you Friday!!

Canadian Abroad said...

Let's not forget Bob & Doug and The Great White North.

Laura Lochore said...

Haha. great post. love the photo. Have a fab time :)

Marianne Penner said...

Have an amazing time in London, wish I was going too!

Sandi said...

You are hilarious! Do have a spot of tea for me while you're there. Have a fabulous time.

What Comes Next? said...

Have a wonderful time, your highness!

nicole follow the white bunny said...

:D it's not every day that I'm making PJ pants with Royalty! See you there!

Jessie Fincham said...

So great to meet you Krista! Hope you had a great time in London, and squeezed in lots of sightseeing on your adventure across the pond! :) xo

Katy Cameron said...

Repeat after me, 'Jammy bottoms' ;o) Was great to meet you :o)