Icelandic Woman Accidentally Invites Third Of The Country To Sewing Club - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Woman Accidentally Invites Third Of The Country To Sewing Club

Published October 10, 2019

Andie Fontaine
Photos by
John Rogers

An Icelandic woman who simply wanted to invite a few people to a small, intimate sewing circle accidentally ended up inviting about 100,000 people instead—roughly a third of the country’s total population, Fréttablaðið reports.

Guðrún Kristinsdóttir, intending to make a post in a closed Facebook group, accidentally posted the following to the wildly popular Facebook group Gefins—normally a group for people to give away things for free to others, totally some 100,000 members.

“Shouldn’t we meet?,” Guðrún posted to the group. “I think the time has really come for the sewing club Dóra María held last time. Should we continue in alphabetical order or does some volunteer want to host the club?”

Soon thereafter, she realised she had made the post to the wrong group, and edited the post to add:

“OK this went to the wrong group. But then wouldn’t there be a big sewing club on Arnarhól [the famous giant hill near Reykjavík harbour] on Friday night? This is the most mom thing I have ever done, my kids say.”

Despite the obvious error, other members of Gefins took the matter humorously and well. So many people commented unironically on wanting to attend a giant sewing club that the event is going to go forward on November 2nd from 14:00 to 17:00 on Arnarhóll. Guðrún intends to be there.

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