Los Angeles Sewist Meetup
Miss Crayola Creepy 2:35 PM meet up
Man, oh, man. What a day! This past Saturday was the long awaited Los Angeles Sewist Meetup at The Fabric Store and it did not fail to disappoint.
My day started at 5:30 am when I woke up and got ready. I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to get there with traffic and everything. Luckily there was not any traffic at all, which made me happy because I had never driven myself to LA. Those freeways are an anxiety attack waiting to happen! Thankfully, I made it to Cafe Midi in one piece :)
The turnout was great! Over 40 ladies met up for lunch. It's pretty awesome to have that many people talk about sewing and fabric all in one place. After eating we walked a few doors down to The Fabric Store. They were so generous and kind and allowed us to do our fabric and pattern swap there. Everyone dumped all of their unwanted items on a table and grabbed something new. Such an awesome way to change up your stash or get rid of it!
Jill pulled names out of a bag to determine who the winners were.
Angie and I. She came all the way from Arizona!
The next hour or so was spent with all of us fabric shopping and chatting. I kind of understand how brides supposedly feel on their wedding day, so many people to talk to and not enough time! There were so many people that I wish I could have spent more time with, but hopefully I will get to make up for it at the next meetup! Yes, there is talk of making this an annual or biannual thing if there is enough interest.
I was ECSTATIC to meet Bethany. It's such a small world, but we know two of the same people, so I knew that we would get along well. She's so beautiful, inside and out, just as I expected. Marrie B was another person I could not wait to meet. I have been following her blog for years and "met" her when I was doing the Sew Colette thing. If she would let me move into her new sewing studio I probably would.
And of course I was happy to spend the day with Melissa, my partner in crime and real life buddy! I am always so grateful that the Colette Patterns Laurel sewing challenge brought us together. We have become better friends over the year and I'm not sure what I would do without her.
Amity, Trice, Tanya, Amy, Laurie, Kathy, Jill , Amy, Bethany, Diane, Stephanie, April, Melissa, Angie, Karin, Nancy, Kaoru, Marie, Pam, Sarah, Aleah, Loren D, Pamie, Marrie B, Leah, Nhi, Julianne, Natalie C, Sandra, Adrienne, Jo M, Sarahh J, and Mary, thanks for hanging out with me! XO