It’s a Small Small World and Unicorn Sighting

4 Apr

Guys. I’m drinking my coffee this morning from the BEST CUP EVER. Check it.

 photo photo31_zpsfe8f8faa.jpg

How did I happen upon said Nigel-inspired MINI Cooper awesomeness? It was hand delivered from the  UK by Melissa FehrTrade (as I’ve been calling her for years).

 photo file_zpsc6c4df3c.jpg

She’s visiting the US and has family in the city. Trena came up from DC (wearing this BurdaStyle dress)  and we all got together for a really really amazing dinner at Jack’s Bistro here in B’more. Chocolate Mac and Cheese, yo. It sounds weird. But, it’s DELICIOUS.

 photo photo3_zps0ee52e28.jpg

The cool gifts don’t stop with the BEST MUG EVER. I have finally seen the elusive Vilene bias tape for those Burdaphiles. American friends, it is real. It does exist. And now, I have yards of it. I’m going to hoard it like unicorn tears. I’ll write more about it when I get my first chance to use it.

I’ll say it again, these are the wonders of the internet. You can meet people and be fast friends because of the shared sewing experience. Plus, you already ‘know* them so there’s NO awkwardness at all.

Now, I just need to make my trip to GB. I have family there and haven’t been since middle school.

About these ads

14 Responses to “It’s a Small Small World and Unicorn Sighting”

  1. Tanika D. April 4, 2013 at 11:14 #

    I have no idea what that tape-y looking stuff is, but I love the “hoard it like unicorn tears” phrase. Beautiful and a good writer, too! More reasons to love you!

  2. gingermakes April 4, 2013 at 11:30 #

    Cool! Melissa seems like she would be so awesome!

  3. puu April 4, 2013 at 11:33 #

    i feel exactly the same way about getting to “meet” sewing friends – it looks like you guys had a great time! :-)

  4. Helen April 4, 2013 at 11:34 #

    And you know UK sewists are always up for a meet-up/fabric shopping/sewing chat, yes?!

  5. Elizabeth April 4, 2013 at 11:53 #

    I’m so stinkin’ jealous right now. Vilene!!!!!

  6. lifeaworkinprogress.com April 4, 2013 at 12:25 #

    I echo Helen, whereabouts in the UK are your family?

  7. Becky April 4, 2013 at 13:04 #

    I was just reading Melissa’s blog this morning, and she mentioned you. Yes, it is a small world, and it can be a wonderful world. Congrats on your meet-up and stash enhancement! I await a report on the Vilene tape. Chocolate mac and cheese, for reals? I can’t compute that.

  8. Gattexgirl April 4, 2013 at 13:34 #

    Dear Miss Celie
    Loved the mug. I’m British, living in the US, and it brought back so many memories of my childhood in 60′s Swinging London. I am intrigued by the bias tape you mentioned. I checked it out and you can get it on Amazon.com, when you run out

  9. lakaribane April 4, 2013 at 13:59 #

    Je suis JALOUSE!!!! I wish so terribly that I was there with you guys.

  10. LinB April 4, 2013 at 14:29 #

    Forgive me if this sounds rude, but don’t you have to be a virgin to collect unicorn tears? It’s been too many years for me, I’m afraid, to remember all that virgin-y lore. Sounds like y’all had a lovely, lovely visit.

    • Miss Celie April 4, 2013 at 16:42 #

      HAHAHAHA! Yes. Yes, you do I think. My reference though, is more of getting something elusive.

  11. melissa April 4, 2013 at 18:36 #

    Wooooo! So glad you liked the gifts. Last night was a BLAST. And you’re uh, putting me to shame with how fast you just blogged about this! I’ve barely finished digesting that bacon burger, I swear. ;)

  12. Kristy April 6, 2013 at 06:46 #

    I refer to fellow bloggers as friends IRL conversations even though I haven’t met most of them, because I just know we’d all be friends. I’m still laughing at your unicorn tears comments too, and LinB’s response is just priceless!

  13. theperfectnose April 15, 2013 at 23:34 #

    Nice! Meetups are soo cool. And it’s awesome to see you ladies together-yours are some of the earliest sewing blogs I ever found so seeing you all together like this kinda makes it full-circle etcetc XD

Comments are closed.