Swap/Meet Success: The Event
While there wasn't a huge number of folks attending the swap/meet, I have to say that the smaller number meant that I enjoyed the company of each and every lady who came out to Fort Mason! Not only that, I was absolutely blown away by what people brought to the swap — particularly patterns! Seriously.
Even though this was a fabric swap, the patterns were the real star of the swapping show. Imagine my surprise when, instead of just the usual 70s and 80s castoffs, these sorts of patterns were placed on the table (many of these courtesy of Shannon):
So many patterns were brought to the swap that we needed to keep adding tables! Keep in mind that all of this was brought by only nine women!
Based on when you arrived, you went to the tables and picked a piece of fabric and a pattern. All the while, we sat in a circle (support group style) and introduced ourselves and talked about sewing.
We repeated that twice and then it was a free-for-all. I think I was the most aggressive about putting my mark on one specific pattern, but since I'm shameless, I let everyone know I wanted. Here's the pattern:
Here are the cupcakes I brought. I made the little spools out of Necco Wafers and Airheads.
I made these little button cards as favors:
Thanks to Jenny, Shannon, Deepa, Natasha, Erin, Whitney, Erin, Krissy and Janeen for making the Swap/Meet such a great success! I hope to put on another event in the near future!
And what did I end up coming home with? Here are the patterns and the fabric: