I started quilting a little over a year ago.
I started this blog about six months ago. I became obsessed with blog reading, so I decided to start writing my own. Mostly, I wanted to participate in the conversation with other bloggers. I loved the sense of community on the internet. I still love the conversations we all have on the internet. Talking with people on Flickr, Instagram, and on blogs makes me so happy. Seriously, my heart sings every time I get a comment.
But, occasionally the internet is not enough. Sometimes, you need need to be there. You need to be in a room full of people belly laughing and you need to give and receive. It is truly good for the soul to make new friends.
Sew South was a weekend of laughing, hugging, wine drinking, crying (yup), fabric play, and even some serious learning.
We paper pieced, made a duffle (oh that duffle, please ask me about it if you are contemplating starting this project, I have tips, also thank you Lindsay), pajama pants (mine did not get finished, hehe), and an amazing clutch purse.
|Jennifer and Diane|
It is was a room full of seamstresses (sewists? artists?). A room full of people taking care of each other.
I went home full of inspiration and plans to spend time with my new friends.
|Amy, Paige, Susannah Kate, Me, Robyn, Chrissy, Christine|
Thank you Jennifer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
|Jennifer and I|