Monday, March 17, 2008

PR weekend


This weekend was PR Weekend and it was so much fun! Of course, the best part for me was meeting all of my online buddies (well, not all, but many) and making new friends. I'm not usually that good at meeting new people, but this was so fun. I think having the Susan Khalji workshop first thing was a great way to start. We all sat around at tables and did hand sewing and got to get up and walk around and chat and see what others were doing.









Friday night we kind of split into two different groups and went out to dinner. Cindy had started a white blouse sew-along on PR, (which turned into a sew a blouse, period) so we all wore our blouses out that night.When we got back, S.K. did a trunk show and several of the girls got to model the clothes. That was fun and we were all tired by the end of that day.





Saturday was shopping all day and it was a blast. We all found some great deals. Or first stop was Michael Levines (Pictured here.) Although they were not a discount store, they had a great selection. My favorite store was a little tiny place called Fabrics & Fabrics. It was owned by an elderly gentleman who was as sweet as he could be. It was floor to ceiling fabric stacked on rolls and there was hardly room to walk. He had a great selection of silks and other fabrics as well. I had decided that I was going to mostly buy linings, so this is where I spent the most money. Other fun stores included Mikes, where I got some silk charmeuse for $5.00 a yard and Michael Levine's Loft, where they sell by the pound. Cidell and I grabbed denim and I got enough for two pairs of jeans for $10.00. After lunch we hit B Blacks, and they had some fabulous wools and silks, and although not cheap, were of fabulous quality. They also had zippers for 35cents and I picked up two jeans zippers for 65 cents each. By this time, we were mostly all dragging and caught a bus back to the hotel.




Saturday night dinner we went to a mexican dinner and had a great time before returning for our "ugly fabric" fashion show.
Since we had all had a drink or two, this was a hilarious event for all of us.












Sunday morning many met for breakfast, but there was a small group of us that opted for walking over to Starbucks instead and then we hit F&S fabrics before I finally hit the road to come home. Cindy was my room mate and she was great. We had a lot of fun and Sunday morning she helped me get all my measurements according to Kenneth King's Moulage CD. I downloaded Eric Clapton's autobiography before I went this weekend, so had a great story to listen to in the car as well. All in all, it was a great weekend.

11 comments:

cidell said...

Nancy, I'm thrilled I met you this weekend and hope it's not the last time. And thanks for not thinking I was odd for telling you your son was pretty hot :)

Mary E said...

OMG Nancy, I'm panting over your fabric. That ugly fabric fashion show looks like it was a riot!!

Birgitte said...

It was so great to meet you Nancy, and I hope I'll see you again soon. Please take me up on the invite- any time. And also let me know about swatches- I can always snap photos too, it'll be iPhone 2 iPhone :-) I hope the drive home went smoothly. It's amazing you have already managed to write this post! Love all your fabrics!

Berry said...

Wow this looks like a fab week end and you made some great fabric pick!

Lori said...

Nancy, thanks for all the photos and details. It looks like fun was had by all.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Nancy - I'm so glad that you got to meet some fellow PR sewists! In your pictures, it looks like you got a good haul and that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself! Thanks for the report!

Sharon said...

It looks like it was a wonderful weekend! Everyone looks like they were having fun - the ugly fabric fashion show looks like it was a blast to take part in!

Melissa said...

I am so glad I got to meet you in LA - what a fun weekend!!!! I hope to meet up with you again before too long. Glad you had your book to listen to on your long drive home. Hope you're able to get lots of sewing done while you have your vacation! :-)

Vicki said...

Sounds like you all had a fab time!

Marji said...

There is a serious sort of meet-up envy out here in the rest of blogland. It sounds as if, from all reports, that you all had a great time. Those fabrics look wonderful too. If those are the linings, looks as if you have some fabulous garments in your future.

Leslie in Austin said...

I'm so excited to have met you this weekend, Nancy, as I've always admired your sewing. I cannot wait to see what you turn that amazing linen-lurex blend into. Thanks for letting shop vicariously through you on that one!!