Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pattern Review Weekend - Chicago 2011

The Pattern Review Weekend was fun filled and exciting. It was so nice to meet the ladies. Warning: This is a pictorial post. Here we go:

Deepika, Owner and Creator of This is the 10th Anniversary, 250,000 members strong. Come join us.

Ting Wong, Our Hostess for the Conference. Thanks, Tina!

Robin Martin shopping at Fishman's Fabrics.

Kelly Adams holding one of books, designed to help her keep track of fabrics and notions.

Kelly's pattern catalog

The ladies shopping at New Rainbow Fabrics

More shopping

Still more shopping at Soutashe (Ribbons, Buttons, and Accessories). Great store!

Beautiful Belt

Andrea is going to make it.

Rolls and rolls of beautiful ribbon.

Jacqui chillin' after shopping.

Rose adding up all those receipts

Dinner at Berghoff.

Andrea- Yes, I made this outfit. And let me tell you how.

Perfect fit and great style.

Angela Wolf, local designer and speaker for the day.

A few of the PR members: Jacqui Rocha Lovelace, Kyle Burkhardt, Jeanette Marie Price, Sherill Miller, Leslie Lawson, Melody Gardner, Connie Bontje

Me contributing to the pattern swap on Saturday.

PS –
I bet you’re wondering if I’ve sewn anything lately? You know me.., Sure I have. I just haven’t taken the time to write about it. Reviews are forthcoming.

Parting Shot: My Sweet Pea graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, earning her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration – Management. I’m very happy for her. This is one of three pictures. I was too excited to think about pictures.

Happy Sewing!


Karin said...

It looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Kelley said...

Oooo! Sweet Pea!!!! Atta girl! Been wonderin' where your mom's been. Many thousand congratulations!!! Sooo very happy for you... and proud!

Jane M said...

Congrats to your daughter for a job well done and best wishes for her future. And thanks for such terrific pictures. Looks like the best time ever.

Sheila said...

A lot of fun was had by all and thanks for the great pics.

Big Congratulations to your daughter.

SEWN said...

It was so lovely to meet you this weekend. You are so beautiful!!! And thank you for offering to get Andrea some more of that beautiful fabric I took off her hands. :)

Irene said...

Congratulations to the graduate! That is such an accomplishment!

I'll bet way too much fun was had by everyone at the PR week-end. Oh, do I wish I could have been there! Well - there's always next time.

DeniseAngela said...

Lovely pic post & congrats on your daughters bright future ahead!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Congratulations to your daghter!

Another great PR get together. One day I will make it to at least one PR weekend :))) just not sure where.

Elaray said...

Great pictures! And congrats to you and your Sweet Pea!

JoanneM said...

Congrats to the graduate . Much happiness for her ahead!

Rose said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

With that picture, I'm sooooo busted--I'm waiting for my fabrics to arrive via UPS Ground. Haha! :)

Rose in SV

MushyWear said...

Looks like fun times and a big congratulations is in order!

AuntieAllyn said...

What a terrific and FUN weekend! So glad I was able to meet you!

Victoria said...

Looks like you had such a great time!!! The pattern swap seemed like such a treat. Congrats to your "Sweet Pea" (how cute) on her graduation:)

Lindsay T said...

Congrats, Mom! What a pretty daughter. And it looks like you all had a blast this past weekend.

Cennetta said...

Thanks, everyone. The PR Weekend was great. Now we need a JOB for Sweet Pea!

Adrienne said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!

Alexandra said...

Looks like you all had a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing.

Summerset said...

What fun! Congratulations to your daughter!

Susan said...

First off - CONGRATS to your girl graduating. That's a great accomplishment.

Thanks for sharing all of the fun at PR Chicago. Very nice.

Jada said...

Wow looks like so much fun!! I am going to have to try to make it to one some day.

Jackie said...

Congrats to your daughter! Looks like you all had a great PR weekend! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Myra said...

CONGRATULATIONS to your daughter and you! Wow, I'm soooo envious of the Pattern Review weekend! I just can't wait until it's close to my area!! I bet it was a fabulous time!

Mocha Scrapper said...

This looks like soooo much fun! I'm open to any suggestions from anyone on how I can start a sewing club experience in my area.... Email me at

Diana 'poetsie' said...

Congratulations to your daughter!
I see a lot of nice fabrics and ribbons!

Lynneb said...

oh my gosh, that looks like such a good time! And cogratulations on the graduation of your Sweet Pea! That's a big moment.

Cennetta said...

Thanks, everyone.


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