I’m feeling a bit nervous writing this post.
Arranging a meet-up is a lot like arranging your own birthday party and hoping someone other than your mother and your best mate turn up!
Then there’s the venue and the food to worry about.
But when I really think about it, there’s nothing to fear. I’m just feeling a bit nervous. I’m praying it doesn’t snow and that no one’s child-care arrangements fall through. If they do, bring the kiddos – I’ll do my Nanny McFee bit whilst you shop!
For those who can’t make it, Fabworks are now online so there’s still lots of bargains to be had!! Lots of Scuba I’ve noticed! The staff there are all proper seamstresses too, so they’re really helpful if you contact them and need help with your fabric choices.
I made a map by rejigging last years. I’ll be able to add a link to download it as a PDF on Monday but here it is as a photo for now…..
11:30-12:00 Have a wander around the market. (We’re still close to the cafe if anyone’s late arriving).
12ish to 1:oo ish Fabworks (only a short walk). There’s a loo there so don’t worry if you’ve drunk too much coffee in the cafe!
1:00 ish til 2:oo Lucky Fashions. I’ve called in to let Amjit know we’re coming and she said she’ll make sure she remembers her kettle so we’ll be able to have a warm drink. Aw, bless! Last year it was a lovely warm day and she’d bought in bottles of water and cans of pop for us.
Literally around the corner from Lucky Fashions is a haberdashery/wool shop and also the pound a yard shop. It’s no longer a pound a yard, but is still very cheap. Last year we had to hang around a while as we all bought loads and it’s not a quick process all that measuring and chopping! So those who’ve done their shopping could always pop round the corner.
From there I thought we could maybe go to Weatherspoons for a bite to eat and a drink. It’s not the classiest of haunts but it squeezed us all in last year.
A bit of help/info for getting to Dewsbury.
I live at Birkenshaw which is 5 minutes from Jun 26 of the M62. If anyone would like to leave their car at mine I don’t mind driving – it’s 7 miles, 20 minutes from my house to Dewbury so we’d need to be leaving by 10am. Or if you want I can arrange to meet you and we can have a convoy!
If you’re going to meet us there, the best car park is Cliffe Street car park, off Sharp Street!!! (Just to confuse matters!) Parking is really cheap compared to other town centre car parks:
I’ve taken some photos today to help you get your bearings when you come out of the car park.
Walk down the hill to exit the car park:
As you turn the corner keep walking straight ahead:
cross the road and Kenny’s Bistro will be on your right.
I’m happy to give everyone my mobile number in case you struggle to find us. Drop me an email and we can exchange numbers if you like. Thimberlina.blog AT gmail.com
I’m writing this up on my iPad as I’m at work. On Monday I’ll link up to those I know are coming. Margaret from Crafty Creek mentioned that on a meet up in Leeds last year they held a fabric/pattern swap. I think this would be a great idea except I can’t think how we could do it e crept maybe in the pub after, and it would mean carrying more stuff so we may potentially end up buying less!!
But, feel free to bring whatever you like!
Any other suggestions of how to make our day a roaring succes would be most welcome! I did consider creating a closed group on Facebook, what do you think?? And if I think of anything else I’ll let you know!
Looking forward to meeting you all! Is hoping for a spring like day in February too much to ask? I don’t think so! Cheerio for now, from Ali the eternal optimist!
PS just a few photos I took in lucky fashions today to wet your appetite!!
One more pic! This is the Spoolettes after last year’s meet up – all shopped out!