Sewcialist Weekend OVERLOAD

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.

Lauren, Oona and the gorgeous pregnant lady, Christine.

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)

Then we, sans Peter who cannot abide group fabric shopping, headed over to Mood where this vast crowd was waiting to meet the Lladybird of the hour!


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!


29 thoughts on “Sewcialist Weekend OVERLOAD

  1. The more I read about this meet up, the more upset I am that I didn’t take the bus to join. Unfortunately, the Flower Show was in town and I had to cover it for work. Look like Lauren was a rockstar! I’m not surprised though.

  2. BEST weekend ever!!! I’m so happy I got to meet you and shop with you twice (!!!). Do you mind if I borrow a few of these pictures for my recap? I didn’t take any because I’m a terrible person (well, when it comes to photography :P).

    Also, I ended up not buying the deer fabric (I know! I talked myself out of it and here I am in Tennessee STILL thinking about how I probably should’ve just bought some), but I’m so so excited to see what you make with yours. Expensive, yes, but 100% worth it 🙂

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