Thursday, April 5, 2018

Carriage Corner Sew Camp - March 2018


I’m way behind on posting to my blog.  There is so much going on right now.  Today, I wanted to tell you a little bit about my Carriage Corner Sew Camp in Pennsylvania.  I met Gaylen for the first time January, 2017 in New York.  There we talked about having a quarterly Sew Camp at her Bed and Breakfast.  Great idea, right?  The first Sew Camp was two months later, but I couldn't make that one.   So, I decided to wait until after my trip to Greece before deciding when to come.



Then in January, Ms. Carolyn posted on her blog that she would go in March.  So Andrea and I immediately decided to come as well.  For me, it’s an opportunity for me to sew and hang out with some of my sewing friends. 

I came with no fabric.  My intentions were to buy from FabricMart Fabrics and use some of it to start new projects.  So our first full day of camp was shopping at FabricMart Fabrics and then lunch at a local café.  Needless to say, I bought a huge amount of fabric.  In many instances, I just purchased whatever was left on the bolt.  Besides, Julie gave us such a fantastic discount.  I mean it was GREAT!

A lot of what I bought is black and white.  Several striped pieces fell in my arms too.  But I couldn’t leave without something floral and bright colored knit.  See..,





I started on four projects while I was there:  two tops, one dress and a pair of pants.  I’ll post a full review on each later.  
Shirtings

Coatings

More Knits

While waiting for my flight to return home, I thought about how much fun I had during the sewing camp weekend.  I saw some old friends and made some new ones.  It was a very good time all the way around.  I also reflected on my many friendships born out social media.  I’ve been blogging for almost eleven years.  I first met all of the ladies through blogging or Instagram (directly or indirectly).  It’s amazing when you think of it.  How small the world has become and how social media has changed the way we make new friends.  On the last days, everyone shared their delight in all the activities that occurred in what seemed like only a few hours.  We all agreed to come back for another Sew Camp.  Some of the ladies are registered for the September, 2018 session.  I’m coming back in June, 2018 for the extended session. 

Sew Camp is a winner!  Gaylen and her husband were the best.  The bed and breakfast, two snaps up!  Sew Camp is a great way to meet sewing buddies and spend some time with friends doing what we love to do, SEW!

More on the Sew Camp on Carolyn's Blog.

Happy Sewing!
C

18 comments:

  1. What a nice review! I didn't realize how cohesive your fabrics were. Beautiful, beautiful additions. I also blogged about Sew Camp here: http://carriagecornerbandb.com/2018/03/30/carriagecornersewcamp/ For me, it's been really fun to realize a dream and create a fun experience for others who sew. While social media has connected us and made the world smaller I think sewing can also be very solitary. Can't wait to see what you make and see you again next summer! g

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    1. Thanks Gaylen, I'll pop over to check it out.

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  2. How great to read this report of a wonderful event. The sewing world is friendly and inclusive -- social media makes erases the barrier of geographic distance. I love your blog and look forward to seeing some of these new fabric treasures made up in the near future!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope to post something soon.

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  3. I'm jealous now that I just kept passing the bolts down to you cause you finished them off with style. Just know I won't be so generous next June! LOL! it was good to see you and spend time with you again...until 2019...which Gaylen has almost sold out already!!!

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    1. Til next year. I'll go easy next. Lol No I won't. Remember I'm planning to come to NYC first, then off to Gaylen's. We'll discuss later. Thanks for helping make it a great weekend.

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  4. It was great to meet you at Sew Camp! It was fun and productive and so wonderful to meet and sew with such lovely and creative ladies.
    Your fabric choices are terrific - I didn't really get a chance to look at them at the time as I was so caught up in my own shopping. I do have that red/black fabric also that we found and am percolating on an idea for it. We'll see.

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    1. Thanks Bernice, it was a pleasure and I hope you are planning to come June 2019 too.

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  5. May I say how much I love your fabric choices? Aside from the fact that I love all the black and white, but that coating looks amazing. I can't wait to see what you make with it. Anything red is also in my wheelhouse and the floral is great. This is such nice haul. I have to see how far it is from our son's house in Philadelphia.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I hope you think about coming to Sew Camp.

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  6. I see why you had a good time! And that coating is amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa. You should plan to come. ;-)

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  7. You got SO MUCH GOOD STUFF! :)

    It was fantastic to meet you and hang out! Until next time! xoxo

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    1. Likewise. I enjoyed your company.

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  8. Sounds like you all had a great time! And what a fantastic fabric haul!!!

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    1. Thanks, Summer. Stay tuned. I'll start posting my projects soon.

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  9. So glad you had a wonderful time! Love all the fabrics you bought; they coordinate so nicely. Have been admiring that gorgeous coating on other sites' recaps of the trip. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine p. I've seen a few project made with the red coating. I'm thinking evening coat. But we will see.

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