Saturday, March 9, 2013

Brisbane sewist meetup!

Suzy Bee put the call out - she was coming to Brisbane, did anyone want to meet up with short notice! Did I! Judith of Made by J also was able to meet up too and made the great suggestion of a cafe by the water at Wynnum, one of our bayside suburbs and where Suzy Bee was staying. We didn't realise we would be quite so close to the water..

Pouring - look at the rainwater at the chairs and table!
 Suzy Bee and Judith are such lovely,fun people. We had originally planned to go to some fabric stores, but Judith was on sports taxi duty and Suzy Bee and I decided it was just too rainy to make our way anywhere and Suzy Bee would have a chance in the week. So we sat and chatted about sewing, our families and the rain. We all wore something we made. I wore my cowl neck pattern from some Missoni like fabric I bought at Spotlight. Actually I hope my friend Maree doesn't read this as I will be taking it to her as it doesn't fit me very well. It was really a muslin to work out the pattern fit and when Maree was in Australia (she and her husband are Captain and head Steward of a private, big beautiful boat. Currently in New Zealand on a boat maintenance rest stop, will be heading to Borneo in April.) It fit her perfectly.. she is taller and a bit more broad than me. I put the selvage edge along the hem for some interest. Judith made her skirt - pleats all the way round - one of my favourite styles and   Suzy Bee made her very well fitted Tiramisu from Cake Patterns. Look at that stripe matching!
My car parked about 5 metres from the cafe!
And for those who are interested, Sydney was fantastic. My friend and I hadn't been in Sydney together since 1983 and we just wondered around, saw the Alexander the Great exhibition (not that great), met up with my niece and her partner for dinner, and of course saw Nick Cave at the Opera House. It was a great show and after we had drinks along the outside with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge lit up and a full moon pouring it's soft light all over! And last night saw Nick Cave in Brisbane at the Riverstage and it only rained a few times very lightly. Next up - Byron Bay Blues Festival! Yeah! but lots of uni work to do before then.
Blurry photo of Opera House in Sydney - Brisbane people.. notice the sparkling water from the SUN!


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