Awesomesauce Updates

Just a couple bits and pieces:

  • My sister is doing a “colourRIOT” series on her knitting blog, with all kinds of guest posts lined up (including moi!) and really cool stuff about colour theory. She went legally blind at one point due to cataracts (from diabetes) and lost a lot of her colour vision… Now that she’s had surgery and regained her full sight, she’s got a really unique perspective and passion for colour! Go check it out!
  • Sewcialism has hit the twiiterverse! A sewcialist is anyone who sewing and tweets/blogs/talk about it online. I am most definitely a sewcialist, and I bet you are too! (If you aren’t, seriously, come check out the sewing community on Twitter. It’s really amazing!)
  • Have you mapped yourself yet? Vicki from Another Sewing Scientist had the brilliantly simple idea to make a google map to show all of the bloggers worldwide! I’ve been checking every day andreally enjoying watching it fill up. If you haven’t added you own location, go to her blog and check it out!
  • Speaking of Vicki… She is coming FIVE HOURS from Montreal to join us for our Toronto Sewing Meet Up! We’ve got 16-18 people coming now, which just blows my mind. Sewcialists are the best! I’ve been busy making name tags… Now I just have to decide what to wear!

For those of you joining us, here are the details one last time:

Toronto Sewing Blogger Meet-Up

Where: Meeting outside Le Gourmand Café (152 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 3S6, roughly at the corner Spadina Avenue and Queen Street West.)
Here is how it’s going to go:
We will meet at 1:45 to introduce ourselves and give everyone a chance to arrive. Those who wish to use the restroom or grab a delicious coffee from Le Gourmand are welcome to do so at this point. We will be hitting the shops at 2PM. We’ll wander down Queen West and investigate the fabric shops between Spadina and Bathurst. At the end of our shopping, we will head to Tequila Bookworm for some food, drinks, and fun! We expect to finish at roughly 4 or 5 PM.
At the restaurant, we are going to have a fabric and pattern swap! Bring along any fabric or patterns from your stash that you just don’t think you’ll use anytime soon. One woman’s stash is another woman’s treasure! Bring as much or as little as you want. We’ll trade our goodies and come home with something new and exciting!
At that point, the official meet up is over… But if you’re up for some more adventures, some people might hit the shops again, or stick around for dinner and drinks.
If you haven’t received any emails from us, please email me at

Thanks everyone!

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