Monday night I had the great pleasure of meeting a sewing blogger from Serbia, Ana from Stepalica. She has been sewing for a long time and her experience shows in all of her garments. She was here in NYC for an internship with BurdaStyle. Read about her experiences here. As you all know, an opportunity to converse with someone whose eyes don’t glaze over at the first mention of fabric or notions is rare indeed. And probably why we all blog about sewing to begin with if we’re honest. It was such a delight to talk with Ana about sewing and blogging, about her experience with BurdaStyle, and even curly hair! Our time together was short, but in no time we felt like friends. My only wish was that we lived closer to each other.
There are many perks to living in NYC despite the high cost of living here. One of them for me is that the famous Garment District here calls like a siren to sewing tourists all over the world. I have met so many sewing bloggers just because I live here. And as an added bonus, several sewing bloggers call NYC their home as well as me. I have met quite a few of them over the last 3 or 4 years. Most I now call close friends.
This past weekend I cleaned out my fabric/clothes closet and actually finally unpacked some boxes that I had never unpacked when I moved into my new apartment last March. And I cleaned off my sewing table and area this week. All in preparation for a visit from Peter! I invited him over a while back to help me get over my fear of using my vintage Singer Featherweight machine. I mean, who better to ask than the man who has bought/sold/rehabbed more machines than a licensed sew/vac dealer has??? Right?
At any rate, I am all ready now. My Featherweight is out of the closet and on the sewing table ready to be revved up.
I bet you’re all wondering how I convinced Peter to come downtown? Why food and wine of course. Works on most people for most situations I hear. 😉
I’m going to look on the curbs to see if anyone has left out a sewing machine today on my way home from the office. Peter may want to take it home with him.