Although it would seem that 99.9% of the blogger/sewist meet-ups take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, there was actually one today, 300 miles south, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County...
This is Robyn W., who I met IRL today for the first time. She identified herself recently in a comment on one of my posts and we wasted no time in getting together for a cup of coffee and a non-stop chat about all things sewing.
Actually, it was NOT non-stop...Robyn waited graciously while Shams and I did
several over-the-phone remote fabric shopping events, like this one, only Shams was at Fabrix in San Francisco this time, relaying in words and pictures some fabulous not-to-be-missed items. Normally, when I am with a friend, I don't take phone calls or texts, but Shams had limited time and the fabrics wouldn't be there very long, so I broke my rule and multi-tasked. I can't wait to see what she bought for me!
Robyn lives less than 5 miles away from me, which is very exciting, as I have been sewing in a vacuum for most of my life (excluding some very good virtual friends...of course!). Robyn is a retired librarian and started a company involving Jerry Yang of Yahoo and advertising, which she took public. She posts occasionally on Stitchers' Guild under the name "InvisibleGirl"...invisible no longer, Robyn!
Robyn is darling, petite and lively, and I can't wait to get together with her again, soon!