Southend Gets Sewing #imapiece Stitch In

#imapiece southendSo, suffice to say I was ‘mildly nervous’ about Monday’s stitch in for #imapiece. Arguably, if you are thinking of planning an event and you are going to try and get total strangers to turn up it probably makes sense to give yourself more than 10 days to plan the aforementioned event.

Thankfully I am not a sensible person, otherwise I would never get anything done and life would probably be quite boring

So Monday came and after a quick, panicked visit to my local sewing shop and a few choice words aimed at the snow which had decided to pay Essex another visit it was time to go.

And people turned up! Hurrah!!

Tea was consumed, Green and Blacks was eaten and we got our craft ON! In all honestly, I think my sewing was the worst, which is rather shameful seeing as a) I organised the event and b) I umm.. write a crafts blog. How do all those knots get into your embroidery thread?? We all went for pretty short messages seeing as time was limited and the pieces are only small, mine was ‘If we don’t fight for justice we are on the side of the oppressor’ which I rather liked.#imapiece southend 2

I’m still sewing mine at home (what with the knots and all that) but this weekend I’ll be popping them all in the post to Sarah at the Craftivist Collective who has organised his brilliant thing. Which also means that if you want to quickly do a piece too it’s not too late to join in, you need to be quick though!

Every year, 2.3 million children die because they don’t get enough of the right food. 2.3 million. It’s good to be able to do something to try and change that, right?

A huge thank you to the lovely, gorgeous, foxy, intelligent and damn fine ladies who came on Monday night. I love you.


  1. 15th February 2013 / 11:38 am

    Thank you for a great evening – it is brilliant to get together with like minded people. There is nothing quite like helping to make the world a better, craftier, prettier and happier place!

    • Kate
      15th February 2013 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you, it was lovely to meet you too 🙂 x

  2. 15th February 2013 / 7:08 pm

    How lovely.
    Sad to have missed it, vomit ridden child. Hope there’s another one soon

    • Kate
      17th February 2013 / 7:14 pm

      No problem at all! You have nothing but my sympathy for an ill child 🙁

  3. Imogen
    17th February 2013 / 9:54 pm

    It was such a lovely evening! Thanks for organising it, we need to make a regular event of it for sure! And by the way yours may have been knotty but unlike mine, least it had all the right letters in the right order!

    • Kate
      20th February 2013 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you, I had a lovely evening too 🙂

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