Thursday, September 24, 2009

A visit from a sewing sister

I first met Cindy a year and a half ago at the Pattern Review weekend in LA. I hung out with her again at the Portland PR weekend earlier this year, and she visited me in Seattle this past weekend for a sewcation.  She got a lot of work done on a trench jacket that is going to be a-maz-ing.  Me?  I was pretty much in the project planning phase for the majority of her visit.



If Cindy ever asks to come visit you, say yes.  She is the best houseguest.  The icing on the cake was when I came home from work on Friday, she was already cooking dinner!  She could teach my husband a thing or two.

Conveniently, my local fabric shop, Nancy's Sewing Basket, was having their once-a-year 30% off fabric sale the weekend of Cindy's visit.  We went twice, poring over every bolt of fabric and button.  We were so absorbed, we forgot to take pictures both times!  Several nice things came home with us after each visit, naturally...



Among other things, we both got cuts of Carolina Herrera fabric - Cindy got an amazing navy cotton/silk shirting, and I, two coatings (I'm cutting into one above).

It was a wonderful, relaxed long weekend, with lots of great food (Cindy is a great cook!) and conversation - we talked sewing, we talked life.  Cindy, you are welcome back anytime!

17 comments:

Cindy May said...

Well, you are the best hostess! Tim is the sweetest and your home is beautiful, not to mention the ridiculously awesome neighborhood-walk to fabric, knitting and coffee! Thank you so much!

kiltsnquilts said...

Oh sounds like you had a great weekend! What could be better than good food, good fabric, good conversation and a good sewing friend to share it with?

Elaray said...

Sewing friends are the best!

Rose said...

Sounds like you had the perfect weekend!

Lindsay T said...

How totally cool! I love the projects you both are working on.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! I can't wait to see that vest (at least that's what I think it is...)!

Leslie in Austin said...

What a wonderful weekend!!

Isabelle said...

Sounds absolutely fantastic!

Trudy Callan said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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Amy said...

I need to have a houseguest who will cook for me :) It sounds like you two had an excellent time!

Erica B. said...

What a great weekend!

Cennetta said...

How fun.

Karen said...

I've had several sewing sisters come to stay, and they are the best guests, hands down. Cindy, you're welcome to come to Philadelphia any time you want. My kitchen is your kitchen; same with the sewing room.

Leslie said...

I SO wish I was there! Cindy is adorable, as is your house, and look at that plaid coating! Love it.

Melissa said...

What a fun time - color me green with envy (tho I doubt Cindy would call coming to my house a vacation! lol).

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh what fun! It is always so nice to meet sewing sistahs in real life. Glad you both had such a wonderful time!

Nancy W. said...

How fun! I need to do what Cindy did and run away for a few days so I can get some sewing done!