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Weekend: Philly Sewing Meet Up

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Unlike online dating, when bloggers meet up in real life, especially sewing bloggers, it doesn’t end up as the worst date ever. At least that’s usually the case. Luckily, the dawn of technology-assisted matching results a long lasting relationship between us sewers.

Andrea moved to Philadelphia about 2Β years ago. Don’t quote me on that number – it’s approximate – but I think that’s when she became a local Philadelphian. Not joking, she moved a block away from me in West Philly. One block away! Despite our proximity, it took us until now to meet in real life. We must have been busy sewing, right?

Last Saturday, that day finally came, and Andrea and Claire, another local sewer,Β enjoyed coffee together at one of my favorite joints, Cafe Ole. There was no initial awkwardness or long silences. We just picked up as if we had known each other for years. Andrea was super impressed with my super secret camera tricks, as you can see in the candid photo above (I use my phone as a wireless trigger. Shh! Don’t tell anyone!). Claire, as always, is being herself, which I love about her. Don’t change a thing, Claire! I hope Andrea and Claire enjoyed the afternoon date as much as I did. It’s so nice to be able to talk to other people about Grainline’s Alder dress, sewing bathing suits and grading. You just can’t get that kind of conversation from your “normal” friends.

And if you live in the Philly area and want to join our next coffee date (Andrea, I’m throwing you under the bus and scheduling a next time), email me! The more, the merrier!

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    Gaah! Now I know what you really think of me. Looking forward to more coffee dates πŸ™‚

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I think it’s awesome how you are just yourself. I love it!

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    Andrea B

    Yeah! Enjoyed meeting you and chatting away about sewing and blogging. Hopefully we’ll do this again before another two years passes us by.

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      Maddie Flanigan


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    wait what?! wirelessly triggering your camera… so need this right now. I would take the bus down to philly next time this goes down

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      Maddie Flanigan

      you’re more than welcome to join!

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    Meeting sewers in real life is awesome! None of my civilian friends want to talk about bound buttonholes with me, but you can go on for ages with a sewing friend about little details!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      Bound buttonholes makes for the best conversation!

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    Looks like such fun!! I agree with Sonja, meeting sewers in real life is the best! I know I always say it and it never happens, but sometime when I’m back home we need to schedule a time to meet up!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      Yes! Next time you’re in town, we must meet!!

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    Sewing blogger buddies are the best! Looks like a great little get together.

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    This looks like so much fun! I really wish I lived in the northeast now. Hahah.

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    Carlee McTavish

    I wish there were people around here that wanted to do that!

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