A lovely day in Austin!
First, brunch with "Leslie in Austin" and clever girl Antoinette and her son at Kerbey Lane Cafe, then a stop at The Common Thread, an independent fabric shop frequented by Leslie and Antoinette. We all came away with a little something--I found a favorite of mine, turquoise double knit fabric, and twin stretch needles which I adore. Leslie will soon be making wool pants from a gorgeous piece of wool she found, and Antoinette is making a lunchbox for her son.
Here is Jeanie, the owner of The Common Thread, with a gorgeous child's dress she is working on
I highly recommend this shop for their selection of diverse fabrics and interesting notions, like bias tape that is light AND dark green all-in-one. I've never seen anything like it.
Thanks ladies for a fun morning!
We hightailed it back to the hotel just in time for my work conference to begin at 1. At the opening reception later that night I learned that two of my colleagues at other schools are also sewists and have read reviews on PR. I asked if the dress that one of them wore last year during a talk she gave was one that she made (very striking with red polka dots), and she said yes, it was made from that Vogue knit wrap dress pattern that everyone's reviewed on PR. I've made that dress twice and reviewed it on PR. We talked about our machines, too. How neat to meet fellow sewists at a work conference.
Tomorrow I am speaking on two panels and leading a third. Wish me luck!