On to the meet up.
So, two weekends ago, I went to Mena's (of Sew Weekly) house in San Francisco where she was hosting a little get-together for local Sew Weekly members/sewing enthusiasts. People were asked to bring fabric and patterns for a good old fashioned swap. Well, I've never been to a sewing swap before as I'm still fairly new to this and wasn't able to attend her last gathering. I arrived in a cold, rainy San Francisco with a cluster of patterns and some chamomile tea and honey cupcakes... because arriving anywhere with cupcakes is always a good thing. I soon realized that this was going to be a big deal. People were arriving with bags of fabric and patterns.
|Mena provided some delicious fresh-baked treats. My chamomile cupcakes are on the right.|
|Views of the different areas to peruse during the swap.|
It was great to meet so many like-minded people and to see what fantastic patterns and fabrics they were able to find. I also loved when the person who contributed the item talked about when/where they got it and what they originally planned to make with it.
I couldn't believe how much stuff everyone left with - and how much was still left behind! In the end we were huddled over Mena's dining room table picking out patterns and notions. I got some great fabrics and left inspired by the many ladies that I met. Here are some photos of what I left with: