I consider myself to be VERY lucky, because the dang thing sold out in less than 2 minutes! How crazy is that? I'm sure Jennifer Mathis, founder of Sew South Retreat and designer/author at EllisonLane.com already has a waiting list a mile long. Many lovely ladies did not get a ticket, and they will be sorely missed in March. It was only a stroke of luck for those of us to managed to obtain one. I think I may have scared Mr. Sexy Pants when I came barreling through the door this evening bouncing up and down with delight!
|Di & Amy in our Skirt Block Class|
I used my iPhone to take a few pics at Sewing Summit, so the image qualities are not perfect, but here a a few glimpses:
This is the awesome secret swap gift I received from Christina. She was so very generous and thoughtful. Upon giving me the gift, she mentioned that she had a hard time figuring out what to give. She definitely hit the nail on the head! Her feather theme delighted me. She obviously did her spy homework well. Besides picking up on my love for my bird, Keef, she also saw that I have been dabbling with hexies and that I have a "slight" affinity for all things pink. Well done, Christina, and a million thanks! Check out Christina's awesome blog & patterns at http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com .
It just so happened that my birthday fell while I was at Sewing Summit. I don't care much about birthdays anymore, since nothing good comes from birthdays after 25 (insurance goes down). I was determined to get by undetected. BUT I WAS BETRAYED! My Sew South 2013 roommate and friend, Cindy from http://cindyloussouthernsewing.blogspot.com, wasn't able to make it to Sewing Summit unfortunately, but she DID manage to spread the word from GEORGIA along to our friend, Di of http://www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com . On the evening of my (what I will only admit to as another 25th) birthday, a group of us were finishing up a fantastic (best Mexican food I've ever had) supper when the waiters arrived in all their accented sing-song glory to embarrass me. At least the cake was delicious. :) If you're ever in SLC, you must try out the Red Iguana. The food is rockin' and the wait-staff is wonderful. And P.S...the Margaritas pack quite a nice punch.
Since this post is all about my lovey-dovey feelings for my sew-ey friends, I can't end without mentioning my fabulous Sewing Summit roommate, Andrea, who flew all the way from British Columbia to attend. It was great to have a fellow Canadian around! (In fact there were quite a few.) We got to talk about fun stuff like good ol' Canadian beer, funny accents, in-climate weather, and the problems that face Canadian sewists, eh? Their fabric prices are ridiculously high! Poor souls. I admire their dedication despite the annoying obstacles and over-priced everything. Even though I'm really only a half-breed, it's amusing to talk about all the differences between here and there. It's funny how two countries can be so close and similar, but also so very far apart and different. Check out Andrea's blog, http://doonbug.com . She also makes beautiful high-quality, hand-crafted couture purses that you can purchase through her Etsy Shop .
Last but not least is my favorite shot from the entire weekend:
Much love to my friends. Can't wait to see some of you again in March!