Monday, January 18, 2010

I am dead posh...

Now that I have interrupted poor Little Ernst's story I may as well continue.
I just popped in to tell you that the bloggy world tour has started! yep that's right, admittedly the first stop is quite close to home (like about 40 km away) but a girls got to start somewhere.

In July I will be adventuring all the way to Daylesford to swan about at the Daylesford Craft Experience.
That right! I have been invited to be a guest swanning-abouter for two whole days. I am alternatively very excited and scared rigid about the whole thing to be honest.

(image from Peppers website)

I know it is going to be heaps of fun. You can get some friends together and book a table, and hang out all day with each other and me and (OMG) Melly of Melly and Me (I have met Melanie before so I know I shouldn't be scared of her - she is lovely , but FAR OUT !! She is MELLY !!!!) and also the talented Hitomi of Studio Mio

This retreat is being organised by Merrilyn of Threadneedle Craft and Zoe of Purls Palace and they are planning this to be a very indulgent retreat . The venue (above ) is dead posh and the food promises to be awesome (I like me some food)

You will get brand new patterns from each of the designers (snicker snicker snort - I'm a designer) as well as treats and goodies and there will be prizes and all manner of fun crafty stuff. There will be kits and fabric and champagne shopping as well.
I am preparing three new projects especially for the retreat and so far I think its all looking pretty good with a splash of cute!

Its kind of funny - earlier in the year I was wondering about direction and stuff and I decided not to book up my whole year with crazy schedules and huge commitments and gadding about the countryside ........and then I got asked to be part of this and it just slots in, and its doable and its close to home and I hope some of my local friends (yeah craft group I am talking to you lot) will be there and I'm sure heaps of my bloggy further away friends will be there too and it all just came together perfectly.

However, just reading that back made my stomach go all weird again.....
Its cool I'll have it all under control by July . I'll be a veritable picture of inner poise and decorum.

(designer ...snort snort )

51 comments:

  1. You'll be a blast Jod, everyone's going to love you!

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  2. WooHoo! I actually got a first comment in for a change!

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  3. You just beat me to it, Jo!Well done, Jodie! Is Ernst going too? It all sounds v exciting and inspiring; not sure if I can be there; going OS around that time; might have to negotiate...

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  4. Sounds like a lovely weekend - And I am certain you will have fun. I love daslesford - shme I live so far away now:(

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  5. Oh my, sounds too fabulous for words!!

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  6. Now I will need your autograph. lol A designer wow. You will be fabulous and everyone will have a great time.

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  7. Snort!!!!!
    Looks like a fab weekend.
    I'll be signing up for sure!!
    Are there many other posts under the "I am an idiot" label?
    Snoooooort!!!!
    Andi x

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  8. How fabulous, the event and being called a designer. I would be snorting with excitement and a little bit of embarrassment at such a title. Well deserved my friend.

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  9. that's so very cool - congrats Jodi! (PS - I'm a big Melly fan too)

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  10. Okay, Ms. Posh, you are cracking me up! Wish I lived close enough to experience some of your delightful humor in person. Sounds like a wonderful time! How many miles from Alabama to Australia???

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  11. that's brilliant!!!! sounds wonderful

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  12. When I think of you, yes, "dead posh" is the first thing that comes to mind!!

    This is so great for you. Congratulations Jodie.

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  13. That sounds amazing - not sure which bit I would like best but I would be all jelly like I suspect - great to meet blogworld people for real - I am yet to!

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  14. I was seriously considering whether I could afford a posh-along and was about to open my calendar when I suddenly realized...I am NOT just far away, I am on another continent!

    sigh.

    P.S. word verification: outeladi

    You can't make that stuff up!

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  15. Congratulations Jodie! I love that you are a designer and posh too!

    Wish I could make it. I don't suppose they offer scholarships and baby sitting? :)

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  16. Wahoo, you'll be the best Mrs Posh around Jodie. What fun and what a gorg looking place to stay at and play ladies all weekend.
    Make the most of it, I am sure there will be many more in the future. You might have to change your blog name: Mrs Posh in Demand!
    hugs Deb

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  17. oh darling (nose in air) it should be such a lovely day. It will be such dandy fun. Dont forget your pearls much better for day activities than diamonds...

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  18. Woo hoo indeed! How exciting! Hey, guess who I finally found today...? x

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  19. You go girl!
    It sounds fantastic - pity I live so far away!

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  20. Cool Jodie. You will be awesome. What a lovely place to have a retreat too. Yumm.

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  21. OMG OMG OMG How Super Duper Exciting!!! (with extra exclamation marks)

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  22. Sounds so totally cool! Wish i lived closer. Like not across the ditch in Auckland!!! (PS how is Ernst. I hope he's holding up okay?)

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  23. Well done... it sounds fantastic... and I want to be there

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  24. Far as I can see, the only problem with calling you a Designer, is that there are loads of Designers around and JodieRicRac is UNIQUE!!

    Congrats, sounds fantastic and congrats too, to all the lucky so-and-sos that will get to go along with you! Think swan - you know gliding along serenely on the surface and paddlingly like a loony underneath ;-)

    Whither Ernst?

    You should make that into a slideshow presentation. You'd have the audience sniffing into their hankies. Know anyone who could do an oldtimey piano accompaniment?

    Cheers,
    AJ

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  25. hahaha.. you might want to stop that snorting before you get there otherwise peeps might think you are doing miss piggy impersonations :O))) sounds like a whole lotta fun.. I wonder if I'd be allowed out that weekend??? hmmmmmmmmm


    Lissa
    who is never allowed out :O( my probation forbids it ! *W*

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  26. A girl has to start somewhere - Daylesford in June, 2011 THE WORLD!!! Bwahahahaha, Bwahahaha....

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  27. I would love to see that invitation. Dear Ms. Ric-Rac, we would be most pleased to have you join us as a guest swanner abouter.
    When your world tour sends you to the U.S., especially Ohio, I'll come watch you swan. :>}

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  28. Oh fabbo Jodie! Might have to come and have a posh weekend with crafty types!

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  29. Oh what a lovely fan club you have Mrs famous dead posh! Count me in for sure.

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  30. nice place to begin your world tour Jodie ;-)..it will be a fun weekend for sure.

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  31. Congratulations Jodie! Well deserved. These retreats should be lots of fun and I can imagine the good time everyone will have.

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  32. Hi Jodie,just wanted to let you know that I changed my blog into Nanny Pumpernickel.It might be a little confusing otherwise:)How are you???xoxo

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  33. Awesome! How exciting!
    Sounds like a fun group of all-star crafters.

    Congrats!
    Kimberly :-)

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  34. Oh dear! I live on the wrong continent. Ack I hate missing out on something like this. It'll be awesome!!!!

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  35. OMG does Trashy know something we don't? Does that mean you're coming to stay with me next year to launch your takeover of the northern hemisphere?

    You just can't imagine how snorty I would be if you did!!!!!

    Moogs xxxx

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  36. oooh - that sounds like lots and lots of fun. snorting or no.

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  37. OMG! So posh at peppers. I can see you swanning around bubble in hand!

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  38. I SO wish I could be there to snort with you!
    Your going to be great, and yes, you are a designer, like it or not !

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  39. I am pretty impressed, you designer you, and not that your a crafty/blogging star - quite clearly because you're so darn posh - but because you even jumped on the trampoline for said pelvic floor to go. Now, don't get up to those kind of high jinks at Daylesford, think more Prue and Trud.

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  40. Wow Jodie that is just wonderful!! And doesn't it look and sound so so posh indeed:)

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  41. Yay, way to go.......Melly is probably thinking 'OMG, JODIE is going to be there'!!

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  42. Lucky girl, sounds like tonnes of fun & don't be scared, be fabulous!! Love Posie

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  43. Sounds fab - you'll have a great time and we'll look forward to reading and seeing pics!

    How is Ernst? I am very worried about the poor little chap.

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  44. You. A designer? Oh yes indeedy!!! And my favourite designer too!

    Locket xxx

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  45. I have met Melly too......she is like a 'rock star' in the stitching world! I couldn't string 3 sensible words together.....doh!

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  46. Wow! That sounds so fab. Might start saving my pennies and book me a seat.

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  47. I wish i could be there too! You will just have to blog about it! So Glad that Ernst is fine and that his journey is a happy one, All the best Jodie
    xxxxxxxxxx

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Hellloooooo !!!!