Robin of A Little Sewing on the Side emailed me a few weeks ago and said that Gigi of Behind the Seams would be in town and asked if I could meet up. Sadly, I had to decline because I was scheduled for my Santa Fe weekend. I later found out Gigi would still be town after I got back. She, Robin and Gretchen of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing are all taking a Susan Khalje course up in Baltimore County. This was my third time meeting Susan. I think *one* more meeting and I can make a pitch for my adoption into her family.
It was great to finally ask Gigi all the questions I’ve been wondering all these years.
- Does she speak German? Yes
- What does EdgeKote do? It finishes and seals the line of leather.
- How big is your stash? A fabulous hand wave and a discussion of how stash makes us happy.
- Are industrials hard to work on? Not at all
It was like having a living / breathing sewing encyclopedia next to me! She was funny and gracious and let me do all the fawning I needed. What I suspected about her all along is true. She is smoking hot. Seriously. I dare you to take a bad photo of her! Best of all, she brought the Burda Duffle Coat I’ve been drooling over with her to Baltimore. She needed it! It was 85 degrees in Florida and a scant mid 40s (7 Celsius) in Baltimore the last week! I was also able to thank her personally for helping me purchase binders when I went to China last September.
It’s so funny. When you start blogging you feel like you’re never going to meet anyone. Or that you’ll never know anyone personally who sews. But, the world is so small now that you’re bound to meet up someday.
Gretchen was across the table so we didn’t get to talk much. I did let her know that despite my vast collection of eyewear (15+ pairs), I wore contacts to dinner because my glasses just couldn’t compete with her retro style. She assured me that her glasses are not just a Williamsburg hipster prop (she’s from Queens after all!). Like me, she actually needs the glasses too!