Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Sewing Lunch


Lisa, Liana, Kathi, Sue
Photo Link

We had a wonderful time yesterday at Sue's lovely home. It was such a treat to get to meet Sue and Kathi, and yes, we did talk sewing, but also just a wide-ranging conversation such as you might have with old friends anywhere. I do consider them 'old friends' since we've been sewing together for a long time online. Sue thought about 8 years, and I think that's probably about right. It certainly doesn't seem that long.

Sue's home is just beautiful. We saw her sewing room, of course, and 'consulted' on a skirt she's cutting out of a lovely crinkle cotton fabric. It's going to be really nice. We had our lunch al fresco. These California girls really know how to live it up! I wish you all could have been there too.

One thing we discussed was the LA Fashion District, and we found out that Kathi is quite the expert on it. She wrote an article on it for PatternReview, and we all agreed that next time we go (and yes, there really must be a next time) we'll make sure she is our guide. I have to show you the goody bag she brought me, with black and brown foldover elastic and white picot elastic, and the most darling snips wrapped up like a fancy Japanese package. The bag is pretty cute, too! Thanks Kathi!

6 comments:

drsue said...

It was great to meet you in person Liana! So glad you enjoyed it.

Liana said...

Sue, I had the best time! Lovely to get to meet you, and I hope it won't be the last time.

KayY said...

I'm jealous - I met Kathi at PR Weekend in Montreal and she was almost instantly suggesting a trip to LA with a guided tour of the fabric stores. Maybe someday I'll meet the rest of you ...

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a wonderful thing it is to be able to meet fellow sewists! Thanks so much for sharing the pic of you all together and the details of your adventure!

BTW, I love the new pic of you with the shorter hair. You look stunning in it!

Summerset said...

Good for you, it looks like a fabulous lunch!

Kathi Rank said...

I enjoyed the conversation and want to than Sue for having us ..... It truly was a last minute schedule change that allowed me to attend, so I didn't have much time to pull together a little welcome gift which is why I used a wine bottle bag from my stash. Oversized, but you can pass it along the next time you give a gift of wine.