Truly I'm biased because attending The Expo at Puyallup was one of my sewing bucket list items and to actually get to go and spend quality time with some amazing sewists...it meant a lot to me!
First a picture of the crew...
We rode up from Seattle to Puyallup with Gaylen driving. We spent the entire day together ~ the entire day that was filled with alot of laughs. We decided together what to see, when to eat, and where to go. You ladies were just awesome to spend the day with ~ seriously! You put up with me being mobbed, with me losing bags, meeting sewing celebrities, and ditching you to go talk and take some pictures with others ~ y'all were truly ride and die sewing chicks ~ and I truly appreciate each of you letting me join in the fun!
We took no classes...just walked the exhibit halls and shopped! Oh and I met a few people...
Patti Palmer and her daughter Melissa Watson in the Palmer/Pletsch booth
Dana Bontager from Dana Marie Patterns and me
(I have to admit I did a little fangirling with Dana!)
Kathy Marrone, Vogue Pattern Magazine Editor working in the
The McCalls Pattern Company booth which was mobbed
every time I walked/stopped by!
A few sewing bloggers...
Me and my former Mood Sewing Network Sister
Amy of Sew Well
Myrna of Myrna Giebrecht blog
Me and Shams - who I haven't seen in person in about 3 years!
...bought a little fabric...
Yes the Pendleton Wool booth and the Marcy Tilton booths made me lose my mind and plop my credit card down for some amazing beauties. Now these precious beauties are in the hands of Fedex (thank you Gaylen!) and as soon as they arrive I will share more about them. I know I said in my last post that I wouldn't be buying much fabric this year and I can honestly say that these will be some of my last purchases for awhile. Not only did I get 8 amazing pieces but I got some bemberg lining and trimmings too because there was no way to go to Expo and not bring something home! Personally I think I showed great restraint since I wanted half of Marcy's booth!
That was Saturday. Sunday I spent in Gaylen's sewing room helping her finish off a couple of projects and work on a new one.
First a few pictures of her amazing sewing room and a link to her post on her new fabric closet...
This the view that Gaylen has when she sits down to sew
Gaylen's cutting table and a view of the far end of the sewing room
The thing I loved the most about Gaylen's sewing room were the large windows and the sliding glass door in her walkout basement. The room was well organized, comfortable, and easy to sew in for two people. Hopefully, Gaylen will share her sewing room reorganization on her blog soon...as well as...the dress she's working on in the picture.
May I say yet again what an AWESOME weekend I had! It had the right combination of everything that makes my heart sing. I came back inspired and ready to sew. Now if my daughter would just have that last baby I can spend some quality time in my sewing cave! *LOL*
If you follow me on Instagram, I apologize in advance for the duplication of pictures...cause I documented each thing as it happened...although I think I included a few new pics here. Also, the photo quality is a little dicey because these pics were all taken on my iPad or iPhone - I left the Canon at home.
Like I said, I'm soooooo inspired now and most of the new fabric isn't even going on the shelves. I have plans for it and they will be showing up on the blog sooner rather than later! If you get the chance to attend Expo, I highly recommend that you go!