What a great weekend.
We each had our own table which was a real treat. No worrying about encroaching on other people's room. There were 2 ironing boards and irons set up at the front although a lot of the sewists had their own iron and board set up - and thanks heaps to Sharon for letting me use hers.
There were capachinos on tap - not the cheap stuff - but the Geoge Clooney type in a machine that did it all at a touch of a button. There was yummy morning and afternoon tea and delicious warm lunches (steaks, fish. veal, chicken) to feed the hordes.
I arrived about 9:00 ish on the Saturday with my Janome and Elna both accompanying me to our great getaway, along with pre-cut fabric for a few items ready to sew.
My goals were easy ones. I wanted to walk away with some work clothing which I am still desperately in need of.
1. StyleArc Abby Cardigan in a teal slinky from EOS to match my teal StyleArc Linda pants (alreay worn TWICE since the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
2. McCalls 2401 TNT dress in a wonderful double sided knit from the Remnants Warehouse.
3. StyleArc Marni Ponte jacket in a matching double sided knit
4. Busting Butterick Jacket in a rust hemp / cotton (finishing)
You will notice that I left the jacket I was working on for my Busting Butterick challenge to last. This is because I really wanted some "quick wins" for my weekend - things to walk away with that I can wear immediately and my jacket is still very much a muslin.
Finished garments will be shown when I can take pics.
It was a fantastic weekend and I feel lucky to have participated. Not only to concentrate on getting some clothes sew with no interruptions, but to meet some great ladies who share the sewing love. I wish we had one every weekend!
Now onto other news...
My facts and lie contest.
Here is the wash of the responses:
|1||I have para-glided off the beach in Corfu Greece||4|
|2||I have written 2 crime novels||4|
|3||I used to lie in confession||3|
|4||I hung out with Biker gangs when I was younger||0|
|5||I have a small tattoo of a Rose on my shoulder in honour of my Grandmother Rose Evelyn Scifleet||1|
|6||I have been attacked by a Serval and have a scar on my hand from the attack||1|
|7||I have shot guns and rifles||4|
2. I have written 2 crime novels
"At first, I was going to choose #6, because it seems unlikely (I didn't even know what a serval was--I had to look it up), but then I decided that anything that sounds so unlikely is probably true! So I am going to go with #5, the rose tattoo on the shoulder, because by an odd twist of logic in my brain, that seems like it could easily be true, so probably isn't!"
Also, I would like to give another prize to Leigh Ann who was not drawn out of the pot but did get the "original lie" right. Leigh Ann, please also email me your address.
Email is bevinvest (AT) bigpond (DOT) com