Not only did the weekend give me a chance to reconnect with some old buddies, but I met some people face to face for the first time. I felt as though we already knew each other, as we had established a rich relationship online.
|Jillian and me, sharing our love for sewing and shopping|
Enough of this now. While we enjoyed Sandra Betzina's presentation, and dinner together, and city life, and shopping-we also had a pattern swap. The leftover patterns will go to Puerto Penasco, Mexico when I travel there next winter. Thank you so much for your generosity.
One piece of information I gleaned from Sandra's presentation was that fabric makes a huge difference in a garment. I vowed that when shopping I would buy luxe fabrics, and leave the "deals" for someone else. And I did just that! Britex was far too spendy for this girl, but I was able to find some great fabrics at both Fabrix and Stonemountain and Daughters. Here is a rough plan for my spring sewing:
|floral cotton from Fabric of Vision in Ashland|
|beach tees in coordinating loose wovens-|
remnants from Fabrix
|knit tops in prints|
|summer coordinates for dinner out|
until later, Mary