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May 7

My Second Blogger Meetup

Hey everyone!  I’m not sure about you, but I could have used another day on my weekend…

Over the weekend, I had the chance to meet up with Ms. Meg the Grand and take her sewing-social-class on ‘How to make a Sachet’.

Meg opened up her wonderful apartment on the 55th floor (that overlooks Lake Michigan as well as the city skyline) to teach myself and 6 other ladies how to hand sew a sachet.

The project was easy, but it afforded me time to practice my hand stitching and sewing straight lines along with time to visit with the other gals.

Supplies:

The first question I asked was… where did Meg get all of these scissors?!

Upon entering her lovely abode, I was tackled like a line backer with a hug from Meg and welcomed inside.  She and her lovely boyfriend Rob certainly know how to make guests feel welcome.   I was given a mimosa and a spot at the counter, which was an excellent spot to watch Meg poach some pears for yummy salad.  I also watched as Rob put the finishing touches on his Banana Tiramisu and bake up some mini cinnamon rolls.

The food and drinks never stopped coming until I left their place.  I had bites of cinnamon rolls, popcorn, tasty onion dip, poached pear salad, banana tiramisu, candied bacon bites, a baked ham-egg cup concoction, and mimosas.  (I fully know I may be missing something too!)

Sorry for the poor image quality on this one…. But it was too good not to share.  Meg being her usual, fun self taking a helping of her poached pear salad.

Time flew and before you knew it people were starting to leave and celebrate Cinco de Mayo (we lost 2 by the time we took a group picture):

This is how much Meg has to bend down to reach the zilredloh-height.  heh

All in all, I had a great time sewing with the group.  I had a few slight moments of shyness, but with so many people and lots of food & alcohol the fun outweighed any relapses of introversion that I had.

I forgot to mention… Once I was done with my sachet, Meg came over with a GIANT box of all of her vintage sewing patterns.  She kept telling me to take what I wanted… which I couldn’t.  Instead I had to borrow a few so I can trace and give back to her.  Holding some of her patterns hostage is a wonderful excuse to visit with her again, don’t you think?!  *Insert evil-happy laughter here.*

Update:

These are the patterns that Meg let me borrow.  Aren’t they awesome?!  The skirt is my favorite!!!

Sooo my dear readers…. Who do I get to be meet up with next?  heh  :)

  1. Ginger / May 7 2012

    How fun! Meg seems like the queen of cool!

  2. Sue / May 7 2012

    Sounds like this was a really fun time! Do we get a sneak peek at the vintage patterns you borrowed from Meg??

    • Liz / May 7 2012

      For sure! I’ll update my post when I’m back home. I meant to include them but I was running short on time last night.

  3. Clare S / May 7 2012

    Oh yay!! So glad you’ve had a good time :D I’m not a big drinker, but a couple of cocktails always help when you’re meeting new people. This sounds like a seriously great afternoon!

  4. Jo / May 7 2012

    That’s so awesome. You’re so lucky to be able to hang out with fellow seamstresses! :)

  5. Meg / May 9 2012

    THAT WAS THE BEST TIME EVER!!! Let’s get together soon so you can take more patterns, k? K. I cannot wait to see your version of the skirt!

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