Thursday, May 1, 2014

Interview and Brief Update


Update

Hola, amigos!

I didn't blog last weekend for a very good reason.

I was on vacation.

In Santa Fe, New Mexico.

There is a sewing connection here, because I met up with a small group of wonderful sewers (and amazing and delightful women), most of whom I had never met in person before, for four-plus days of eating, drinking, gabbing, shopping, and even a bit of singing.

Left to right: Nancy, Liana, Patti, Ann, myself, Margy, and Jan

But more on that later. (I have been trying to decide how much to post about the event and then I have to find the time.)


Interview on Seamstress Erin

In other news, Erin, of Seamstress Erin, interviewed me and it's now live on her website.

Let me just say, I love Erin!

She and I might seem to have little in common, on the surface, but I greatly admire her. She's smart as a whip (she is finishing up a PhD in biochemistry), kind, funny, generous, and fun to be around. She is also moving away from San Francisco later this year. (Boo.)

Her creative skills run in many directions (including designing patterns!) but I notice that, lately, she has been making a lot of gorgeous bags and some beautiful jewelry. Her sartorial preferences seem to run to 70s styles. My later childhood years occurred in the 70s (which makes me feel old), especially when she showed me her collection of "vintage" patterns from the 70s, some of which I made and wore, way back when.

Erin also has a stealth project going on that I am involved in. I am pretty psyched about it, but more about that in another month or so.

So thanks, Erin, for featuring me as one of your "Sewing & Style" bloggers!

Check out the interview here.


These photos of Margy and I were taken in the La Fonda bar in Santa Fe. You might (and reasonably so), expect that we were drinking. I am forced to admit that I had nary a drink other than water.
Some people <ahem> just have no sense of dignity.

21 comments:

  1. What an interesting interview. Your poor mother, not knowing how to help you with your sewing problems. Good thing that you didn't give up.

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  2. alas, girlfriend gathering envy here... especially when you all met up in Santa Fe, a lovely city... grew up in NM and still miss it....

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    1. I grew up in NM also and know what you mean about missing it, and the girlfriend gatherings... I went to La Fonda with my folks back when it had a courtyard and the Indians did their folk dances there.

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    2. Nice! What a great memory!

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    3. I grew up in NM too! Miss it lot.

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  3. What a wonderful gathering that must have been!

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  4. Sounds like a very fun break. Your interview as really interesting too.

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  5. Sewing meet ups are the best and those selfies.. Just too much fun. Love it

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  6. Sounds you had a great time there! It must have been wonderful, I'm really sure by my own experiences with other like-minded people!

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  7. It was so wonderful to meet you!!! I have to sit down and do a blog post. Maybe this weekend.

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  8. I hate you Shams! Santa Fe is one of my favorite places ev-ah! And to hang out with awesome sewing folks? Amazing!

    Glad you had a blast!

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  9. That looks like it was a really fun time. Forget dignity - concentrate on the fun :)

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  10. That collage of pictures at the bottom is fabulous - so much happiness coming out from it!

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  11. yeah, I can relate. Water has that effect on me, too!
    ha hahaha hhhhaaaaa!

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  12. So fun to see you and Margy together in those photos - two of my favorite bloggers!

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  13. Hey Shams -

    Have you ever bought from this place?

    http://www.smugglersdaughter.com/

    She has some unique fabrics.

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    1. No, lorrwill, I haven't, but she has some nice fabrics.

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  14. Great interview with Seamstress Erin, and the weekend in Santa Fe looks like a blast!

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  15. That interview was great. Sounds like you were really having a great time too. It also looks like the vacation was tons of fun. Glad you had a chance to unwind and enjoy yourself.

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  16. What a fantastic interview! Some of this I already knew but some of this was new to me and interesting to learn!

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