i first visited florence, alabama and  alabama chanin   8 or 9   years ago during one of their alabama adventure weekend  s (anyone who was there   knows how much fun these weekends were!). over time, natal  ie and i got to be friends.   to know natalie is to be pulled into her orbit...i now   try to get to florence every year if   possible, just to absorb all that they are doing there a  nd learn from it; a few hundred of   us even picked cotton together a few falls ago. natalie's   company has grown so much   since i met them; it has be fun and inspiring to watch t  hem grow. these days they have   so much going on: hand-sewn garments, machine-sewn garme  nts, a café´, a store, a   great online  journal   - i am sure i am forgetting   something! i really appreciate them letting me learn from them   over all these   years.
       
     
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 i first visited florence, alabama and  alabama chanin   8 or 9   years ago during one of their alabama adventure weekend  s (anyone who was there   knows how much fun these weekends were!). over time, natal  ie and i got to be friends.   to know natalie is to be pulled into her orbit...i now   try to get to florence every year if   possible, just to absorb all that they are doing there a  nd learn from it; a few hundred of   us even picked cotton together a few falls ago. natalie's   company has grown so much   since i met them; it has be fun and inspiring to watch t  hem grow. these days they have   so much going on: hand-sewn garments, machine-sewn garme  nts, a café´, a store, a   great online  journal   - i am sure i am forgetting   something! i really appreciate them letting me learn from them   over all these   years.
       
     

i first visited florence, alabama and alabama chanin 8 or 9 years ago during one of their alabama adventure weekends (anyone who was there knows how much fun these weekends were!). over time, natalie and i got to be friends. to know natalie is to be pulled into her orbit...i now try to get to florence every year if possible, just to absorb all that they are doing there and learn from it; a few hundred of us even picked cotton together a few falls ago. natalie's company has grown so much since i met them; it has be fun and inspiring to watch them grow. these days they have so much going on: hand-sewn garments, machine-sewn garments, a café´, a store, a great online journal- i am sure i am forgetting something! i really appreciate them letting me learn from them over all these years.

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