|Shaky iPhone photo of a huge alligator. |
Should add that I was in a big boat, *not* swimming.
I didn't get any sewing done while I was down there, obviously, but I did manage to visit a Joanne's for the first time ever. Man, do I feel sorry for people that live in the middle of nowhere and have only a Joanne's for fabric. I mean, they have lots of quilting cottons, but there wasn't much of anything else there I would buy. And there seemed to be an almost equal floor space devoted to scrapbooking, but perhaps that was just the Florida retirement town demographic being served.
|My kids trying to coax a giant tortoise out of his burrow. |
Hard to see, but he's there.
Anyway, after an initial flurry of pins, the Map the Sewintists project is slowing down, but we are now up to >100K views and ~500 participants in the first month alone! Astounding. I've already received a few messages from people thanking me for putting them in touch with other sewists that they never knew of before. Tanit-Isis was the first off the mark I believe, blogging about meeting with Trumbelina in the wilds of Saskatchewan. I know that I'm going to make checking the map for pins part of my next trip planning session. Ummm....probably back to Tampa for a few days of work at USF....any south Florida sewists reading?
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Sewing news?: haven't been doing much, except catching up on the mountain of mending and alterations that I ignored last year while hanging with the Sew Weekly bunch. And I don't think that a mend or a hem constitutes a minimum blogable unit, do you? ;)
I *am* planning on doing a bit of sew-alonging with Tempest during her March Bowie Sew-Along. Why don't you join in the fun too?