(Yikes. This post has been in ‘draft’ for ages)
Last month, I was contacted by a new-to-me reader. Bhoomika of Wearable Toile. She was travelling to DC from the West Coast and would be spending a few nights in Baltimore and asked if I’d like to meet up. Now, despite my bravado, I can be —
shy introverted? Mostly because I’m fairly certain people won’t find me all that interesting in person. You know, I like to be in bed by 10. I’m a morning person. I’m not as tall or thin in real life as I appear on the internet. I’m incredibly sarcastic and hyper critical. All winning personality traits.
I traveled to her blog and was immediately intrigued. She had me at bicycle. Turns out she and her Baltimore-based friend are AWESOME. Like, seriously cool, smart, good people. So cool, that I am going to use my Pilates groupon with her friend. We met up at A Fabric Place, better known in the interwebs as Michael’s Fabrics. I forgot my camera so all my photos are from her blog.
We talked her into the $10 faux fur remnant she’s holding. It’s really really nice. I actually night go back for some myself. It must be made into a capelet, right? I suggested the No. 118 from the September 2007 Burda, but think it may have too many seams for faux fur.
After shopping (in which I bought NOTHING) we headed for a quick coffee before I had to go to ballet. In the car, I asked, ‘So, are you actually into sewing or just think it’s a fun thing to do. Because, I think about sewing alot.” I knew it was meant to be when she said with all sincerity, “I am obsessed with sewing. I think about it all. the. time.” Right then I made her promise to call every time she was in the area.
Which leads me to something. I think there are a lot of good blogs out there I may be missing because I’ve gotten used to my little roster on Google Reader. Is there a new to me blog out there that you love? Maybe you even write it yourself? I fear there are fun, quirky, interesting and youthful (ETA: by ‘youthful’ I guess I mean sewing clothes for everyday living so to speak. So, I should have said youthful in spirit, lol) blogs like Bhoomhika’s that I may be missing. If so, please leave a comment below!