real-life sewists!

Alright, I can't stand it.  I'm all blog-chaste and then I went to this AWESOME DC/MD/VA blogger/sewist meetup this weekend and met all these nice people (People who SEW.  They sew.  Did you get that?) and got all this good stuff and took a bunch of pictures.  And I also can't stand how long it takes to upload my pictures.  We'll see which impatience of mine wins out.

As you can tell, I don't know anyone in real life who sews, besides my mom, who used to sew (and recently I found out the only clothes she sewed were for me, never for herself.  Geez.)  This was so great.  There was a lot of skill and knowledge in the room and I have so much to learn!  For instance, hearing people talk so much about fiber content kind of makes me laugh because I don't have a CLUE about fiber content and therefore never know how to wash anything and probably often use the wrong fabrics for the job.

Alright, enough talking, here are some pics...

That's about all the pictures I can handle waiting for.  Check out Robin's (our wonderful host) and Cidell's posts and pictures, and Lisa (our organizer) should have more to come.  Ooh, I hope on day we do a NYC fabric-shopping trip.

So it's killing me a little to take this hiatus because I'm starting to accumulate a lot of good stuff to post!  I'll figure out something...  In the meantime, I think the blog is due for a big revamp and I'm not sure I want to continue with blogspot.  Any recommendations?


  1. Great photos! So glad you were able to post them.
    I'd love to see you continue with blogging, but don't have any suggestions for a revamp, really. I've only been blogging for about a year, using blogger. I've heard people like Wordpress?

  2. Tumbl (free)r-you'll need to install disqus because most of the available themes are comment-system-less. Wordpress is awesome in every way (free, nice themes) except you can't install disqus unless you have your own domain (i.e. install wordpress) or get an upgrade for a free theme (can be upto $70/year...).

  3. So jealous! I had my first meetup a few weeks ago and it was glorious. As for the blog... I was tempted to abandon blogger when I gave mine a facelift a while back but after doing A LOT of research I figured out how to make it look the way I want. I've heard good tings about Wordpress but I think it is a lot more of a learning curve...

  4. Lisette5.12.12

    It was great to meet you even though I did not get a chance to really talk. I admired your top and didn't get a chance to say so!

  5. Robin Denning7.12.12

    Great post! and I am (selfishly) glad you are posting again. I just made the switch to Wordpress and like it very much. If you want more details just contact me directly.

  6. smunch9.12.12

    Thanks! I'm getting the wordpress thing started...

  7. smunch9.12.12

    It was great to meet you too, I wish we had a chance to talk too. I don't think we live far from each other though... are you going to go to the Pattern Review event at A Fabric Place?

  8. smunch9.12.12

    I'm starting wordpress, and yes, I'm confused!

  9. smunch9.12.12

    I'm giving wordpress a try but have to get through the "getting used to it part" - thanks!

  10. smunch9.12.12

    Thanks! I think Wordpress got the most votes!

  11. Kristina15.12.12

    I'm jealous you got to meet real life sewists! I am always looked at a bit weirdly when I mention I make clothes and generally like to sew and knit. I wish there were more people rediscovering these crafts!