Tuesday, October 11, 2011

So much to say

I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. I knew the Sewing Summit would be fun, but I didn't know I would come back feeling this.
I feel refreshed (even though I barely slept).
I feel more confident.
I feel inspired.
I feel that there are others in this world that truly get me.
I feel connected.

I remember saying Saturday morning that this whole conference was like the internet had come to life. And I guess that's the best description.
We all read blogs, comment on flickr pictures, favorite projects, etc. But knowing the person behind the blog or account makes the project come to life.

Before Sewing Summit, I had only met a handful of friends in real life that knit or sew. I didn't know what I was missing, I guess.

I don't mean to be mushy, but seriously, it was the most incredible experience. [Also, I recently realized that I say seriously a lot. A lot.]

So, I could go on for hours about the cool friends I made. But I won't, in order to keep this short. I'll just say I wasn't disappointed in any of my interactions. Everyone I met was nice. Lots of fun, silly girls!

Claudia!

I met Claudia! I've been following her blog for quite some time, and she is amazingly kind.

A few months back, she offered to bring me some Wollmeise, as she lives very close to the shop.
I hesitated for, approximately two seconds, since I had committed to buying no yarn this year. But then I came to my senses and said yes. We worked out a spending limit, and she was able to get me four skeins (one of which is a gift)! Ah, love.

Wollmeise goodness

She delivered it, and an adorable pouch in person!

Fun pouch

How cool. Thank you again, Claudia!

Meeting Rachel was another big moment, especially after our duffel bag swap. She's just as sweet in person as she seems to be.

I also had a serious fan girl moment when I met both Splityarn and Stitchy McYarnpants! Awesome chicks, both of them.

And of course, I also HAVE to thank Erin and Amy for the amazing collaboration that led to this weekend. You are both genuine, and as other bloggers have said, you are my heroes. Thank you.

Unfortunately, I took way less pictures than I intended (the light was kind of poor in the hotel). If you'd like to see more, check the Sewing Summit flickr group, and Claudia's photostream!

P.S. Is there anything you'd like to hear more about from the conference? The classes? The local shops? Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be happy to share more if you're interested!

P.P.S. Of the projects I brought, I only worked on one. But I helped teach several fun ladies to knit!!

22 comments:

  1. oohh.. good stuff! Thanks for the recap. I'd love to see the loot you bought and hear about what classes you took.

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  2. You made a good decision about the Wollmeise. It's not like you could get your hands on it easily otherwise. I have 3 skeins of the sock and 2 lace but haven't found the perfect project for it yet. I think I need to give up "perfect" and just knit with it!

    Everything I've heard about Sewing Summit has been fantastic.

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  3. It was such a pleasure to meet you this past weekend! I can't wait for next year!!! :)

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  4. It was so nice to meet you and I feel exactly the same way about the weekend!!

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  5. That the internet had come alive is a very apt description. The only thing that was lacking is all the online inspiration since most of us left finished projects at home!

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  6. I saw that yarn added to your stash today and I remember you mentioning it to me a while back. I had a "ooooh. SO pretty moment" and them become extremely jealous :) Lucky girl!

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  7. Totally know what you mean about having a hard time putting it in words... what an incredible experience! I am still processing what felt kind of like a giant craft slumber party. It was great to meet you!

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  8. sounds like you had a great weekend! how lucky of you to score some Wollmeise. i'm so jealous. :-)

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  9. I feel like that always happens with bringing a bunch of projects. But of course, if you'd only have brought one, you would have needed several. Sigh.

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  10. I have loved visiting the blog of everyone who was able to attend. I am so glad you shared and enjoyed the weekend!

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  11. Oh how fun! You're so darned cute! :o)

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  12. Sounds magical! What a cool way to meet such like-minded people.

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  13. It sounds so awesome. And I'm surprised to hear there was knitting going on there too...

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  14. Overwhelmed, refreshed & inspired... Yes, Yes & Yes!! What a great weekend it was!

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  15. the yarn is beautiful. i wish i could have been in your mini knitting class. i don't think i can wait for next year so, i think i am going to take a class... that pouch is so adorable. love the corduroy? it is corduroy right? so fun that you were able to meet such fun people.

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  16. I so want to go next year! Your post was fun to read. I'm glad you got to meet some of the fab women we've been visiting on line!

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  17. Sounds like so much fun! I am glad you had an amazing time.

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  18. HI Jacey! I so enjoyed meeting you, and wish we'd had more time to chat at summit! I look forward to staying in touch online!

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  19. I'm so glad to hear SS was such a great experience! Good for you for jumping on the Woolmeise! Is it as spectacular in person as everyone says?

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  20. It sounds like you had an AMAZING time. I'm so glad! :)

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  21. It was a fabulous weekend! And so good to meet you. :)

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  22. I think your description is one of the best I have read. It says exactly how I have been feeling -- and I actually do have a lot of crafty/sewing friends...but there was something different about the Summit...so much inspiration and encouragement to be found there. I am really glad I got to meet you!! I'll let you know if my friend and I are coming to the Quilt Festival next month - I would love to meet up with you!

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