I’m a hostess

For the second time in five years, I’m actually *hosting* people at my house! Hence, the radio silence this past week while I’ve excavated the house so it is habitable.

** I see the photos are a little to wide for this Blogger template and I’m too tired to reconfigure. So, here’s the slideshow!

Deepika, Cindy and Jennifer (PR Moderators) all came in to Baltimore on Friday and we’ve been running around and having fun every since! Unfortunately, Carolyn and Sharron weren’t able to make it. 😦

Friday we went to the National Aquarium.

Going up to the Australia exhibit at the Aquarium (don’t miss it) after the Dolphin Show. Deepika insisted on sitting in the ‘splash’ zone.

Today we started at A Fabric Place in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore where we met up with over 20 other PatternReview.com members.

Lori was in the area from California and came by!

Karen and Kisha (below) carpooled from Philly. Karen is also now in possession of all of my Patrones. Just on loan!!

I told myself there was NO WAY I could buy this $30 a yard border silk. Despite it being dropped from $89 a yard. Despite me looking at it every time I go in for the past year. I wanted three yards for a cap sleeve shirt dress. But, I resisted. It was hard. It’s still hard, lol. Maybe I should delete this photo from the blog. Sigh. I *really* want this fabric.

I do rather like this silk twill below. What great lining it would be!

Barrie and I bought the same silk!

HUGE thanks to Michael and his nephew for hosting us at A Fabric Place!

Karen (left) and Deepika

One of our local reporters is also on PR!

From there, we went to lunch at Dogwood Deli in the Hampden neighborhood with the PR girls.

After that, we trouped about an hour to G Street Fabrics in Rockville (30 percent off sale!) where I also showed enormous fabric restraint but bought more swimwear elastic than I may need in a lifetime. We also saw a few more PR members who had the same idea (and extra 25 percent off coupons!)

An amazing quilt hanging at G Street

I did buy about five yards total of fabric, but I’ll post that later. It’s about 2:00 a.m. and I have got to get some sleep! Deepika gave us henna tattoos in Hindi and mine is about dry! Will show that tomorrow too.