I've mentioned several times that I will do a post on the trip to Brussels so here it is!
Many people are involved the sewing circles of blogland because we got here via http://www.PatternReview.com OK, if not most then a lot of people got started via that website.
I now I did. Before I joined PR I didn't know how to upload photos to the net, had never read a sewing blog and didn't realise that so many entertaining and informative people were sewing and writing. It is a whole alternate universe! Before PR I was basically sewing on my own but then I discovered sewing sites, digital photography, lap tops and wifi and ah internet shopping!
I owe it (blame it?) on Pattern Review.
Here are some wonderful people I've met in person at the PR European get together in 2009, together with some new ones that came to Brussels 2011.
Clare and Lista
Clare Joanna, Sheila, Valerie, Sigrid and myself (in front of Sheila)
Just off the Grand Place Joanna, Lista, Hilda, Marta, Sheila, Clare, Katharine
Clare and Katharine
Going through the Grand Place
Now where did the others get to again?
Exploring the chocolate shops
Little mannikins out of candy
The Central Gardens
Posing by the fountain.
There was some fabric purchasing involved as well!
I don't know where the next PR European get together will be. These things are organic and tend to happen when they happen. Germany has been floated as an idea but who knows, Switzerland? Italy? Portugal?
I do know one thing. If there is ever one in New York again I will be there. If I am not mistaken the first two or three official Pattern Review weekends were in New York but have tended to be regional ever since.