442: OMGLondon2, The Prologue!

OMGLondon2 starts today at 3:30pm sharp when I will be whisked off to Logan Airport by Beth and her dreadlocked husband Matt.


We are having a little gathering  of our twitter/bloggy friends at The V&A on Saturday afternoon. If you want to join us, email me! (melissa at yummygoods dot com)  Don't be shy, we'd love to meet you! It will be an intimate little group and we will gather in the William Morris room in the cafe. Looking forward to catching up with  Katy from Fat Quartly (on twitter she is @imagingermonkey),meeting  Rosanne who is an amazing needlewoman (@rosannedUK), and hopefully reconnecting with Lisa from u-handbag (@uhandbag) if she can make it. I have not been very good about keeping track of things, so I may be forgetting someone who plans to join us! If so, email me to let me know you are coming!

Beth and I keep jokingly referring to this as when we will be Receiving Callers. We like to imagine a concrete-faced butler standing at the doorway announcing everyone by their Twitter names: "May I present (at) I'm A Ginger Monkey, my ladies?"

We might be a little bit silly, is the thing.

Anyhoo, Beth has written a lovely post detailing what other things we are up to this time around. Here, go read it.


Meanwhile, in preparation for our return to London and Bath, I have been working with the contents of this charming parcel:

Beth ordered a whole ton of muslin several weeks ago and it arrived packaged like that. All things should be wrapped in this way, don't you agree? It elevates even inexpensive utilitarian fabric into a treasure.

Why did Beth purchase all this muslin (which we have taken to calling Peasant Muslin, by the way)?

Well, see, the thing is, she didn't only buy Peasant Muslin.

She also bought this:

That's right, a historically accurate Regency-era nightgown/shift pattern.

So for I could make us some historically accurate Regency-era nightgown/shifts to wear in Actual England! Which I totally did! And which I have totally been wearing every night to bed and loving like crazy.

(Poor Stuart. I think he thinks it looks like I am wearing a sheet.)

So, when you think of England, I mean, when you think of me  frolicking about London and Bath with Beth---if you were to do such a thing--- you have my permission to go ahead and imagine me in this lovely thing:

(I crocheted the drawstrings!) Back soon with OMGLondon Part 1!

xo, melissa

P.S. If you missed out on OMGLondon Classic (June 2010), here is an archive of my posts:

Prologue: Holy Sh*t, We are totally going  to London.

OMGLondon Part 1: I see famous people.

OMGLondon Part 2: We heart Bath.

OMGLondon Part 3: Crafty goodness at Salisbury Catherdral.

OMGLondon Part 4: Yummy textures and yummy vittles at Salisbury Cathedral.

OMGLondon Part 5: Stonehenge.

OMGLondon Part 6: Sculptures at the V&A.

OMGLondon Part 7: Quilt exhibit at the V&A.

Epilogue: A letter from a handsome British actor. (*you don't want to miss this post!*)