What to bring! And other important things……

It was Abbe that asked what should she bring other than her cat, her PJs and chocolate?

That’ll probably just about do it, I said.

But in case you need more than that….then I am hoping that this post might help. Please feel free to add anything in the comments, and I’ll add them up here in the main part of the post.

If you are staying overnight, don’t forget:

  • chocolate
  • PJs (careful if they are Munki Munki. I might come at you with a pair of scissors).
  • money for taxis/trams/buses/meals other than those provided/your hotel bill.

If you are coming on the fabric shopping trip:

  • comfortable shoes
  • money to get home or back to the hotel from Nikki’s studio on Friday night.
  • an extra secret fund of money for fabric. {I won’t name the friend who hoards the cash refunds from Medicare for  spending on fabric. No paper trail. Genius. Perhaps a trip to Medicare might be in order next week.}


  • camera
  • anything you want to show off. Don’t be shy. I love to see what people make. Everyone else will too. Share your genius!
  • see above for money for fabric shopping. Retromummy is bringing fabric for sale to the Saturday Crafting Session!

Don’t forget to bring something to work on at the Saturday Crafting Session……

  • Feel free to bring your sewing machine. There will be extension cords and power boards.
  • There will be ironing boards and irons set up to press seams, fabric, etc.
  • Other ideas include hand-quilting, stitching, crochet, knitting and paper-piecing.
  • Bring scissors! (Don’t forget to pack these in your checked luggage, not your hand luggage.)
  • Bring a needle and thread. There will be things to try on the day where that will be useful.
  • Bring an un-picker. One of you will be sitting next to me and I can never find mine.

So did I forget anything important?

Yes, I did!

  • Your name tag from Gypsy’s swap
  • Your items for Cass’ Sample Swap (if participating)
  • Business cards
  • A pen

Just so you know now, everyone will be getting a booklet which will include a ‘profile’ of each person attending. It will list their blog address and email address amongst other things. That will save you a bit of writing, but you might like to write notes in the margin such as “paper-piecing demon”, “stitches beautifully”, “lives near me, must catch up again soon”, etc, etc.


If you have any dietary restrictions, please let me know immediately at chaletgirl13@gmail.com


If you haven’t already RSVP’d to Nikki’s shindig on Friday night, please do so over here. (And admire her awesome new iron while you’re at it. I’m looking forward to seeing it!). It would be very much appreciated if the local girls could bring a plate of something nibbly-ish.


Thanks everyone!


12 Responses to “What to bring! And other important things……”

  1. Cass Ward Says:

    Can someone bring a spare pair of scissors for me. I’m not doing checked baggage and I don’t want to have my scissors confiscated at check-in, thanks Cass.

  2. Karen Says:

    Sheridan you make me laugh – your comments about the PJ’s and the unpikcer!

  3. Lisa Says:

    Cass I bags some scissors after you! I’m only bringing checked on luggage too and was thinking of just buying a cheap pair when I get down there.

  4. Carmel Says:

    I’ve been asked to take lots of photos, so the camera is a must. Pen & Paper to take down people’s names, blog details etc. If you are in Cass’ swap, you need to bring your swap items, and your name badge if you were in Gypsy’s swap.

  5. CurlyPops Says:

    Business cards would be handy too for everyone to swap details (and so that no-one has to try to decipher my handwriting)

  6. chaletgirl Says:

    Excellent idea!

  7. pinkfishbluefish Says:

    Great list Sheridan. Can you just do a blog post every day as it makes it more exciting! Just kidding 🙂 If we have RSVP’d on Ning to Nikki’s shindig is that enough, or should RSVP on her blog post too?

    9 sleeps to go! Although I have to get up at 2.30am on the Friday morning to get to the airport so I guess I only have 8.5 sleeps to go!

  8. corrie Says:

    ok well I haven’t had time to get excited but after reading that I’m excited…..oh no ok once I’ve made up 60 kits then I’ll be excited!!!!!!


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