On my latest travel stop, I was in Atlanta for the fantastic Atlanta Gift Market. While there, the plan was to visit Whipstitch (“hip fabrics and sew lounge”) on Friday evening for a book signing and Indygo Junction Trunk Show. The weather (nicknamed “Snowmageddon” by the local news) did not cooperate at all. The good news: I flew in on Thursday and missed the worst of it as far as travel issues go. The bad news: the “Trunk” never showed for the “Show”. Â All was not lost as I had a great evening getting to know the brave souls who weathered the weather. Take a look above and see Theresa, Diane (sewing teacher and manager), Mary Ellen, her mother, aunt and grandma. Getting to meet wonderful, passionate folks like this, especially in a cozy setting as this turned out to be, was very rewarding.
Mary Ellen I met last October at the Country Living Fair. I was impressed with this darling young spirit who was finding so much fun sewing fashion. Seeing sewing as an activity that brought generations in a family together was extra special. Aunt Elizabeth was shopping for fabric and trim for Mary Ellen to stitch up towels and pillows. Mary Ellen was picking out fabulous fabrics for a scarf and skirt. Sharing creativity is something that has always been apart of the bond my mother and I share, originally ignited by my grandmother’s creative soul. Seeing the joy Mary Ellen and her family found at Whipstitch was so inspiring.
Why not make 2011 the year creative activities bring you more quality time with family and friends?