Saturday, June 11, 2011
From time to time you meet a kindred spirit who is so down-to-earth yet so creative and talented, and you know that God has blessed you with a special moment in your life. Such was the case when I met Rami Kim! Our guild invited her to speak and do a workshop in April this year, and I had the good fortune to spend the day with her and a few of the guild members, what a great time we all had! It was a total girls' day out as we enjoyed lunch and then headed for Mary Jo's in Gastonia where we shopped for batiks, silk and of course, wool. I found a pattern I really liked and discovered Rami had made it up a couple of times and thought how versatile and cute it was in several different fabrics, also that she is also a lover of wool! Rami was an absolute delight to hang out with, funny and playful and not at all boastful about being a best-selling author, TV star and multi-talented award-winning teacher. That day she was just one of the girls looking for great fabrics and sharing funny stories. After doing some fabric shopping we headed to downtown Concord and splurged on chocolate and some delicious Cuban coffee, then did a little shoe shopping (the bead shop was closed, bummer!) Then dinner and we headed to guild, where Rami shared her talents and awesome creations in a wonderful program on wearable art and accessories (also funny stories about the evolution of her studio in CA.) I was among the lucky to get to model one of her incredible jackets, now I don't normally think of myself as a "ruffles" kind of gal, but after wearing Rami's beautiful lavender jacket I am re-thinking that, it was gorgeous and felt like a dream on! All in all it was a magical day spent with everyone, and I look forward to seeing her again next summer when she comes back!