How wonderful it is to be living in an area that is so rife with talented and social-minded sewists! In spite of the fact that I've spent very little time in my sewing room the past couple of months, I've been SO lucky to have such an abundance of creative groups of like-minded sewists around, and attending gatherings with them has helped to keep me inspired, and even motivated me to get some projects finished! (Blog posts on those projects are coming up soon, I promise!)
Yesterday was a wonderful little gathering of blogging sewists (even though a few don't ...yet... have blogs - if they READ blogs, it counts!) at Erin's lovely San Francisco flat
(Click on the names for a link to their respective blogs)
Back Row: Veronique, shams, me, Erin, Jean, and Amanda
Front Row: Rebecca and Beth
The abundance of talent in this group is amazing! As is the diversity - several people echoed the comment "I would never have the patience for that!" when seeing what someone else was doing; yet every single person here, imho, exhibits an overflow of patience in their details and particular interests.
Veronique pattern-tested a plethora of stuffed animals for a book by Abby Glassenberg - she blogged about it here. Is this the most adorable stuffed kangaroo EVER? and check out the tardis on that bag she made!
Shams took a break from her insanely busy life of late - if you don't know about her success in the Fabric Mart Challenge, do check out her last few posts - she's on FIRE with her creativity these days! (yes, even more than ususal!) Fabric Mart Challenge
Here Shams is wearing an outfit that was for one of the earlier challenges, and she's holding her studly version of the Little Black Dress challenge - I think she's been rocking every entry!
Erin is another busy bee; trying to finish up her PhD while taking steps toward starting her own pattern line! Here she is wearing two of her creations (I want to be a pattern tester for that skirt! It has fabulous details that can't be seen in the pic)
Rebecca is another pattern maker - she's making some wonderful coats - she's wearing one of her creations here:
Beth, as always, was wearing pieces that showcase her perfect technique and fit - here she's wearing a lovely dress that is the essence of Beth, and you can see the inside of her perfectly tailored denim jacket, draped over the chair.
No shots of my outfits (the bane of being the photographer), but here's some sneak peeks at what I've finished, (yes, I have been doing SOME sewing) - I promise to be blogging details asap!
Oh, one more minor detail - IT'S MY BIRTHDAY, AND I'LL SEW (and blog) IF I WANT TO! :D