... does a mama good. I didn't realize how very refreshed I would feel. No kids and none of life's responsibilities for a day and a half. It was really just incredibly relaxing. I felt very fortunate to be invited to a sewing weekend with some girl friends. We ate amazing food... beet salad, roasted butternut and goat cheese pasta, carrot cake, roasted vege quiche, apple turnovers. Then there was the wine, the sewing, and the laughter. Good soul filling stuff. I forgot my camera and didn't get a single picture, but that was kind of nice too.
An added bonus was learning new and different things from other women who love to sew. One friend further inspired me with her log cabin quilt squares. (That is still on my list of to do's.) Another awed me with her ability to sew knits into elegant clothing. (Some day I'll give that a whirl.)
It was hard for us to quit sewing, actually. At midnight, two of us were learning from another how to make a cute little zipper pouch. Here's mine in the pictures. Really fun stuff. It was probably my favorite project from the whole weekend. So sweet and functional... I want to make more! The tutorial is at Skip to My Lou.
I've always wanted to go on a sewing getaway with friends. This one was filled with so much goodness. Really, I think the very best part was the camaraderie of such a great bunch of women. No nastiness or weirdness, just relaxing, positive, and productive. Exactly what I needed. Amazing. And now, back to the real world.