Friday, June 03, 2011

PR Chicago (I know I'm late!!!)

It's been a longggggg time and I promise you that I have been trying to write a post since I got back from Chicago, but life has gotten in the way. I have so much to write about but so little time, and now I'm trying to play catch up. I know you heard it from everyone else, but PR Chicago was a BLAST!!!! If you weren't there you missed out. I got to see some friends I met last year. It felt like I just saw them yesterday. I also got a chance to meet Tanya who I've been blogging with for quite some time. But, guess what, there is always next year, and that is one weekend you don't want to miss out on. Deepika,Congrats on Pattern Review's 10th Anniversary. I know you never thought it would come to this and be this big. All I can say is Thank You, for Pattern Review.

I could not have asked for better roommates, Connie, Karen and Touran. Ladies, you are beautiful inside and out and man, did our personalities mesh well. I love like minded people.

Tina and the other Chicago ladies including my buddies Cennetta and Robin outdid themselves and made one enjoyable weekend that I will not soon forget. I was so busy talking my head off about everything and learning that I realized on my way home I didn't get the pictures I wanted of my outfits except for the stock market outfit, which by the way was a hit.

I tried to process everything I saw and learned. I was having a hard time writing because believe it or not, I am still processing everything. Angela Wolf is something else and she got the rusty pipes in my head pumping and churning. I think I still need some oil to help the creaking out. The lectures with Angela were AMAZING!!!!!! She was engaging and a wealth of information. She makes one really think and she's got my mind going in so many different directions.

Her garments are beautiful and she does wonderful work. I was in awe when I found out she was self taught and learned everything pretty much from reading. She is a no holds bar woman and tries anything and everything with her sewing. For those of us that took lessons and the teacher said "no, you can't do that?" ERASE IT from your memory. They were just holding you back. Experiment, Experiment, Experiment. You just might come up with something new and amazing.

I still need to take pictures of my wonderful fabrics from the trip , but that is forth coming.

Kyle , you are one awesome lady and it was a pleasure seeing you again, and I have something for you to see in my next post.


Omega said...

Better late than not at all. It's nice to hear each person experience from the Chicago weekend. Only problem I hate it that I wasn't there. I sure hope to make next years get together. Thanks for sharing your experience, can't wait to meet in person!

Faye Lewis said...

Glad you had a wonderful time.

Kyle said...

Thanks Andrea and it was great to see you again too!
OMG about something for the next post, is it gonna be underwear??!!!

Myra said...

I'm positive that was a great time!! I can't wait until PR weekend comes a little closer to me in Tampa, I'll definitely be there!!

Tanya said...

It was great meeting you too, can't wait until next year or sooner if we can swing it. Sorry I missed your skirt it is too cute.

Connie said...

You're going to post about your knickers aren't you?!!! Loved seeing you, looking forward already to next time, whenever that may be!

Cennetta said...

It was a blast. those pictures on Angela Wolf made me laugh. I thought how we wanted her to hold the jacket open or hold her arm in a certain portion for the picture. It was all good and all fun. It definitely boosted my confidence level to try new things. So you know the script.., Happy Sewing and I'll talk to you later.


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