Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PR PHILLY!! Take 1

They came. They saw. They concurred!! And I think we might have even overwhelmed a few of those stores Saturday on 4th street. But, all in all, PR Philly was great, a blast!!! I so enjoyed meeting all the ladies that came for the weekend. It was awesome seeing all that crafty goodness in one spot and to be amongst all of you talented ladies. Auntie Allyn, I apologize for stalking you over the Vogue 8659 dress, but you did look fabulous. Audrey, Simplicity 2633 is already on my list of patterns to buy next. Jaeng , I am now more determine to make Vogue 1099 after seeing your version on Friday. Claudine, I have no words, but I do aspire. I admired you from afar through your blog, but to see the work that you do in person? I am in awe. I enjoyed our walk on Friday and dinner Saturday night. Thank you. Carolyn and Meg, I am so glad I got a chance to meet both of you. I had a blast on Saturday, and yes, we really do like you, A LOT!! To the ladies I had lunch and dinner with on Friday and that I drove to the train station on Saturday, thank you. You are all beautiful inside and out. Sheila, Sista Girl, I have no words, you know I'm always happy to see you. To my co-partners who worked hard to make this weekend come into fruition, LADIES, (Karen, Lee, Mimi, Annette, and Elaine)I think we pulled this one off. Whew!!!!! As I wipe the sweat off my brow. A special thank you has to go out to Connie, for loaning us her van on Saturday. You're the best.

Kenneth King was awesome, I just wanted to take him home. His banter was as good as his the embellishment class. I plan on using this technique very soon, so stay tuned.

The private collections at the Art Museum on Friday was really cool. It was great being able to see all those garments up close and personal. Some of the techniques I've never seen before, and it would be nice to try and replicate some of the finishing. I especially liked the hook and eye plus snap closures on the lovely dress from the 1950s.
(Photo compliments of Trena)
Friday night after dinner was the show and tell/fashion show. LOVED IT!!!!! My pattern list is getting longer just thinking about it.

Saturday's shopping spree was a free for all. I loved all the stares and scheming going on, as some of us looked on with envy, in the hopes that some of you would put some of your pieces down so we could grab it. Hey, I know I'm a guilty party.

On Sunday I picked up Jacqui from the hotel since her flight wasn't until 5:30 pm and we hung out at JoAnns for a little bit. Then I drove her to the airport.

In the end, a great time was had by all, and I want to do it all over again next year. I hope we find out where it is soon so that I can make sure I have the time off.

That's it for me. Next up the PR Weekend Jacket Post!!

(Photo compliments of Connie)


Robin said...

Looks like so much fun! I think I spy Elizabeth (from our Trench Coat-Along) in one of the pics too.

Andrea said...

You are correct. That is Elizabeth.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I can't believe you got that picture from Connie! I had so much fun with you...you made the trip extra special!

Lisette M said...

So glad that I had a chance to talk to you some. We can know also keep up with each others knitting on Ravelry!

Susan said...

I am getting fed up with all of the Philly PR weekend friends bragging about their FABULOUS time! *just kidding* Why or why did I not go!!!???? Yup, I'm kicking myself in the head of this one, even if it is a 3,000 mile trip. lol.

I really love that jacket. I need to cut my fabric already and make one already.

Faye Lewis said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time. I love your jacket too and I so want to make it, but can't make up my mind on a fabric.

Lori said...

I am enjoying reading all about the PR weekend and a bit envious, too. Your jacket looks fabulous.

Sheila said...

I enjoyed myself immensely and it was awesome seeing everyone. Totally looking forward to doing it again.

Michelle said...

It looks like everyone had a fantastic time!

Adrienne said...

I have GOT to try and make one of these! Looks like you all had a blast!


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