I have to be honest with you: I genuinely dislike travelling for work because there's little to do outside of work! I find airplanes the most boring thing in the world, an then I'm usually stuck somewhere for 7 to 10 days with little or nothing to do in the evenings and on the weekends. I know there are loads of people who just go out by themselves, but that's not really my thing.
Now, this particular trip has been different, mostly because I was travelling with a coworker - at least going out for dinner was an option! But to also have a sewing meetup! That's just PURE LUCK.
I decided to drop off my colleague at the airport on Wednesday and then head to SF, even though I would have around 3 hours of waiting to do. Now, waiting this time was ... short! I did some shopping but then I headed out to the wine bar full of anticipation.
Once we sat down, a flurry of everything from sewing to what it's like living in California to realizing that for once I'm not the only woman from tech around a table (yay!). Karen had an amazing idea to organize this, I think I made new friends.
I chatted at length with several fellow sewists, including Veronique (who does not want her blog mentioned), Elisabeth (from e-beth knits), Karen herself, Sharon, Beth and Daiyami. And the other Amy - have I said how amazing that jacket is enough times? Veronique's rings and necklaces are just amazing as well!
I loved the whole evening and I ended it with a great ride home with Daiyami and Elisabeth.
Here are a bunch of pictures I took. I was only snapping away randomly so they're not the best quality, but I removed the ones that were too moved.