Dudes!! So many bloggers! So much fabric! So Much FUN!!! After the week I had (two sick kiddies, four missed days of school, vomit cleanup, so little sleep) I really, really needed the boost that this weekend gave me.
Let’s tell the tale in stolen pictures, shall we?
First, there was the brunch/meet-n-greet-Laruen gathering at Puu’s Palace of Awesome (this is how I will continue to think of her apartment) that included drinks, swapping, story-telling and SO much laughter. I even gave cat belly rubs and let me tell you friends, I ain’t not cat person. Indiana Jones is the freakin’ cat MAN.
Indiana Jones, offering his unsolicted opinion of the fabric choices.
My swap goodies.
Two-toned double knit, laminated cotton and mint cotton twill.
Super awesome yarn! I’ve really been wanting to try Quince and Co. so I’m glad I have the chance to do so for free ;o)
I had only met Janice, Lee and Ms. Nancy Drew before. It was so nice to see them again! I was so overcome with good cheer, I actually…..wait for it…..BOUGHT FABRIC AT MOOD! And what fucking awesome fabric it is! I’ll show you tomorrow!
Then, on Sunday, when by all common sense I should have slept in late (My entire fam trekked it to a baby shower Sat night, after all of that sewcialist fun, and I was wiped), I was instead up and about headed to meet Peter, Puu and Lauren to Flea shop.
Where we ran into a sewing LEGEND in colorful, handmade AWESOMENESS! Kenneth D. King! Dudes, if you can take a class with him, or even just stand and listen to him chat for a bit, DO IT. You won’t regret it. Get a taste of his gift of gab on episode 10 Daughter Fish’s podcast, Thread Cult.
I was totally overwhelmed with the selection at the Flea, and actually really tired now that I think about it ;o), but I did find these gorgeous doilies.
And, of course, I enjoyed more awesome times with sewing peeps! In fact, I had so much enjoyment, I overslept this morning! Whoops!
It was TOTALLY worth it!