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