Two days after and I'm still tired! Meeting 50 or so other sewists, most of whom were strangers before the weekend, and spending two intense days with them was kind of overwhelming, in a very good way. The organizing of it was somewhat tricky, but my part was nothing compared to the burden Anne-Marie (Mahler on PatternReview) took on so masterfully. She should put this event on her resumé! It all came off without a serious hitch, and judging from the comments afterwards, a good time was had by all.
Deepika (owner of PR, for the uninitiated) has posted a very good account. There are even some pictures of me in her post.
Let's see ... I hardly know what else to add. I was very undisciplined in the fabric-purchasing department. Must do penance ... where's my hair shirt? I must have some suitable fabric to make one in my extensive stash. Seriously, the biggest problems with my burgeoning stash are (a) shortage of storage space and (b) shortage of time to sew it up. I'm not confessing the details, except to say that I will never again lack for great exercise wear (assuming it gets out of flat folds, that is). And I did buy two lovely pieces of wool to coordinate with two dress-lengths, which was a goal of mine for the day.
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