You know that I love me a good blogger meetup! And this was a great blogger meetup, though the occasion is a bit sad.
Amy, of Sew Well, has abandoned our fair city and escaped to northern climes. I hear that she wanted to be closer to Puyallup and the famous Sewing Expo. Or she is tiring of temperate weather and seeks a climate that requires more layers of clothing with opportunities to sew a larger wardrobe. Or maybe she just wanted to follow her husband to his new job.
We may never know the full truth.
The worst part is that it means we must now be deprived of one of the nicest sewists (and people) that you could ever meet.
Because Amy is a natural born organizer (and I am not), she arranged a farewell get together. Britex graciously offered to host a blogger gathering, complete with champagne toast.
After leaving Britex, we repaired to a local wine bar, for more bonding.
It was a great meetup! I have been lucky enough to attend all of our meetups since the first one that Beth, of Sunny Gal Studio organized a couple years ago.
It is so nice to be among one's own kind! I think that Kelly summed it up well when she said that it's rare to be in a group of people, and mention something, like the "Colette Sew Along", and people understand what you mean!
Amen, sister. Amen.
I am very grateful for my sewing community, both in person and online. At least I can continue to keep up with Amy's activities through her blog. And, one of these days, I just may make it up to Seattle and I will have a sewing friend locked and loaded.
I also want to link to all the bloggers:
- Bottom row:
- (Behind Jean and Jillian) Kelly of bennomusik
- Next row:
- Elisabeth (in the blue sweater) of e-bethknits
- Top row:
Amy, may you find a warm and welcoming community of sewists and bloggers in your new city. I wish you all the best!