Monday, October 20, 2008
The following is an interview that I recently conducted with myself.
Question: What goes on at Sewing Lounge?
Answer: Oooh, that is a loaded question.
Q: Excuse me?
A: Well, lots of stuff goes on at Sewing Lounge. Mostly it's a time where we have an open studio and people gather around the table to work on their respective sewing projects. But...
A: Well, it's kind of a "Girl's Night Out," so you can fill in the gaps.
Q: I see. (Clears throat) Ahhh, when does Sewing Lounge take place?
A: Every Friday night from 4:00 to 8:30 PM.
Q: What does sewing lounge SOUND like?
A: It sounds like a lot of people having fun. Laughing, yakking away, different cell phones ringing, the radio in the background, the rat-a-tat-tat of sewing machines. Lately there's been a lot of talk about the election, the Lobstermen's struggles, buying local. All kinds of stuff. People really "open up" and share things at Sewing Lounge, and I always say, what happens at Alewives, STAYS at Alewives.
Q: And what does Sewing Lounge SMELL like?
A: Well, I'm sooo glad you asked that question. As a matter of fact, it does have a smell. It smells like Sushi and Mojitos and hot iron. It's a good thing that Saturday is garbage day, because you only want to smell that combo for so long, you know?
Q: I hear you. And what does Sewing Lounge LOOK like?
A: Like you might expect: it's people's fabrics and projects everywhere, with a huge buffet spread out on the cutting table in the back room. And I mean HUGE. We're talking every type of sushi imaginable (my favorite being the Seaweed Salad) and a little "libations station" and a huge dessert/chocolate/candy area. It all somehow magically appears late Friday afternoons and we always say "Oooh, we have way too much stuff!" and then it's all magically gone by 8:30.
Q: Do people always sew at Sewing Lounge?
A: Nooooo... sometimes they just stop by to get in on some of the chocolate action and put off their grocery shopping.
Q: What words of wisdom would you like to give to someone who's never been to Sewing Lounge before but is thinking about going?
A: Very important: I would tell that person that the gals at Sewing Lounge are all different sizes and shapes and ages and the only thing we DO have in common is that we are all really nice and we all love new "Loungers" and we all love to sew. A lot of great friendships have been formed here, so if you're new to the area and maybe want to meet some new people this might be a great place to start. We're like the church of sewing: all are welcome, and every day is Sunday. As long as it's Friday.
See you in the not-so-distant future.
Look for my friend May Mitchell to be a "guest blogger" next time!!!
Posted by Rhea Butler at 4:18 AM