Tuesday, December 21, 2010

the haul, and the winner of the fabric give-away

The queen of jackets, Gigi, was the lucky winner of the lightweight wool fabric.  Rather appropriate that her number came up, isn't it?  (Please send me an email with your address!)
Speaking of Gigi, she commented that I'd return with luscious fabric from Korea, and here is my haul.  

Not exactly visions of sugar plums that were dancing in your head, eh?  I did get samples from the vendor so I can purchase more muslin and have it shipped to me.  It is really nice!

As far as beautiful fabric, I shopped through my stash last week to see what I might use to sew jackets and I was so inspired by the fabric I own.  I feel fabric-sated at the moment.

I learned my travel lessons in February. This time I experienced no jet-lag discomfort at all.  I slept on the flights and slept when I was tired.  The trick for me, is not to force my internal body clock against its wishes.  Of course, I didn't have to adhere to any schedule, either.  And I know the sense of familiarity was an important component.  It was nice to recognize where I was and I knew how to get around.  Considering I never left the US until I was 45 years old, I am enjoying these new opportunities.  I appreciate that I have a sense of innocence and wonder, at my age.  Being provincial has its advantages ;)

There are no words to describe the feeling of being with my daughter.  We talk regularly and we use Skype, so it's not like we lose track of each other.  But I do ache for her sometimes.   I got my Laura-Love with this visit!  I am good for another 10 months :)

And you know what else surprised me a little... this is so NOT sewing-related, but anyway... her friends are amazing!  I sorta have a sense of who they are (following on Facebook) but, in person, I experienced Liz's warmth and wisdom, Brittny's artistic aesthetic, Sophie's Liz Lemon-ness, Cassie's brilliance, Carl's kindness and Barbara's steady calm intelligence.   It feels so good knowing my daughter is surrounded with amazing friends.

Happy Sewing, All


  1. :D Glad you had a wonderful time with your daughter *and* got another interesting trip abroad!

  2. I see that you had a wonderful time shopping. There is nothing quite like a wonderful daughter - is there!!!

  3. Woohoo, I'm a winner! Thank you so much, Robin!

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Isn't it so much fun when your kid(s) become actual people and have interesting friends? I love those fabulous curved rulers. Not easy to find here in the U.S.

  4. I really need to learn how to feel fabric sated! I dream regularly that I am back at the fabric market in Hong Kong. Fabric-buying dreams cannot be a good sign.

  5. Sounds like you are having some really wonderful quality time with your daughter..that is so nice :)))

  6. What a beautiful posting, expressing your positive impressions of your daughter's friends. How wonderful that she has such good friends, and that her mother notices and appreciates. Have a Merry Christmas.

    p.s. I used to work for an airline and so enjoyed 2 SHOPPING trips to Korea, coming home so overloaded. So much fun.

  7. I can't believe you're back already. That was a super fast trip, but any time with your daughter is precious.

  8. I couldn't resist a peak at your flicker photos. It looks like a great trip. Your daughter looks so happy and young! The public toilets look so clean! I am glad you had a great time.

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  10. You had a wonderful time! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  11. A very Merry Christmas to you, Robin, wherever you may be - and to those you're sharing it with. Peace on Earth and goodwill to all.


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