Phew! I came back from Portland on Sunday a bit exhausted but it was worth every minute. What a great group of women. I had met many of them last year during PR Weekend in LA, but of course there were several new faces, and I especially enjoyed meeting Jaeng, the designer of the infamous JJ Blouse on BurdaStyle, and Emilie, heiress of Jalie sewing patterns. Emilie let us all try on their new jeans (Jalie 2908) and right then and there I forgot my vow that I would never sew jeans. I ordered the pattern as soon as I got home.
I didn't go too crazy during the shopping trip. I bought a few notions and drapery lining (not pictured), here's the fun stuff:
Cidell came with me back to Seattle and her visit here just flew by. We brainstormed ideas for an upcoming project of hers, and she explained to me how to interpret the Mrs. Stylebook drafting instructions.
She recognized my photoshoot area right away so we took a pic together there.
I just realized that I have a 4-day weekend coming up! I am psyched. I have lots of sewing energy bottled up now from the Portland trip, so now I can unleash it.