I have sewing blogger meetup envy. Yes, I confess. Whenever I read a post written by someone whose blog I admire, meeting up with another great sewing blogger - I have a tinge of jealousy. Most recently I read Carolyn’s post about her trip to Japan, which included a photo of herself, Yoshimi, and Novita. That looked like so much fun, and what a great introduction to that part of Tokyo. I recall that Eugenia was in NY last year, and she found some great fabrics as well as a lot of fun meeting up with fellow sewers. Melissa of Fehrtrade in London has a link on her blog to detail what she calls the Walthamstow Shopping Frenzy, (organized by Karen of Did you Make That). Any group shopping excursion that ends in a pub is one that I would like to join.
The shopping . . . comparing patterns . . . talking fabrics. I guess I need to spring some of my airline points and get on a plane somewhere.
Right now I have no plans to go anywhere interesting, but fortunately, something interesting is coming to San Francisco, so I have joined up (virtually) with a fellow northern Californian, Jean of J.Kaori Designs to plan a visit to this exhibit:
Balenciaga and Spain
at the De Young Museum in San Francisco
Balenciaga was a Spanish designer, heavily influenced by the history and art of his country.
His creations are considered masterworks of haute couture of the 1950's and 1960's
So if anyone is planning to be in San Francisco this spring, we are going to this exhibit with a tentative date of Sat. April 30, but that is not absolute. Even if you are not planning to be here in the Golden State then, maybe you should! The De Young Museum is in Golden Gate Park, in the middle of San Francisco, right across from the Californa Academy of Sciences, (which has been completely redone and one of the best places to visit in SF, especially with kids.)
If you are interested in reading a bit more about the origins of this exhibit and the history of this Spanish designer, here is a link to an NY Times blog with some details. Interestingly, it has been said that of all the great couturiers that he was the only one to personally fit every garment in the collection, sometimes as many as 200 items.
The exhibit runs March 26 through July 4, so I may have to go twice.
Please comment if you would like to join us. Or leave a comment if you have sewing meetup envy like I do !
Happy Sewing, Beth