My former intern Lissa came to visit me over the summer. She's so lovely, why did I only take photos of her back? While Joe was away in Seattle to climb Mt. Rainier, I picked Lissa up from the airport in Chicago. After a trip to the beach and to Ikea, I drove her back to my house in Iowa. We spent about ten days working really hard, but our time was punctuated with cooking meals, enjoying great conversation, watching old movies, knitting, hiking, shopping at the farmer's market, drinking beers at a brewery, and seeing a play. I love how having company can make you a tourist in your own town.
Lissa does patternmaking for a clothing company now, but I really wish she lived here and worked for me full time. This girl is very talented. While she stayed with me she mainly wore outfits that she made herself, and I was so inspired. Now that I'm focusing on creating patterns and not sewing a clothing line, my goal is to make most of my own clothes. I plan on wearing a lot of the sewing pattern garment prototypes.