Among other things, I've been to Sew Camp, Long Edition, now a week ago.
Gaylen hosts 3 day Sew Camps in March and September; this year, she added a 5 day edition in June. I went; it was wonderful. There are always a lot of ladies who are much better seamstresses than I, and I pick up things just listening to them talk and watching them work. Camp went from Thursday through Monday, but I arrived on Wednesday and left Sunday (obligations starting at 9AM Monday).
This is the sewing space, shared by 9 of us.
Gifts or "swag" included with our stay.
Gaylen makes these coasters for us; aren't they wonderful? She makes food themed ones which are throughout the rest of the B&B, but I really love these. I now have 2 of the 3 in my collection!
The obligatory and much anticipated trip to Fabric Mart, and most of everyone's haul (several people had some of their fabric shipped to their homes, rather than haul everything through airports or Amtrak). I haven't had time to take a picture of my fabric; I forgot one bag of fabric at the B&B (I always seem to forget something; why change the tradition now?).
These are the things I finished (including the dress I was wearing). The blue and white stripe with the large flowers in the back of the display was made by someone else, but I wasn't about to take it down. So, all told, I made or finished 6 dresses and 2 for granddaughters between Thursday and Sunday.
These are some of the garments the other ladies had finished by the time I left Sunday. Their work was amazing, their styles lovely, and I loved hearing about their inspiration.
I came home tired but happy; a couple of my kids had minor emergencies last week, so I only had about 18 hours home before I raced off to Philadelphia and then Connecticut. The biggest problem was an appendectomy (my son's leery of needles and whatnot, so I raced off to comfort him while he awaited test results and then greet him after the surgery and spring him from captivity the next day), so there's nothing truly wrong in my world. But if Mom can offer comfort, this Mom always will.
I've actually remembered to take a couple of food pictures, so I might even get myself back to an even enough keel to write about cooking this week!
Happy Sunday, everyone!