The Sewing Summit was better than I ever could have imagined.
The morning I was leaving I finally finished my weekender bag and threw together a little pouch for my Q-tips and band aids, a new tea wallet, and a little book for my bobby pins, all out of my Habitat fabric (well, except the weekender which is made with Amy Butler Lotus).
The first morning there I awoke to a beautiful sunrise over the amazing mountains.There was nothing planned for the conference on Friday so Lindsay and I went with the perfect group of ladies, Amanda, Angela, Jessica, Jeni, and Amanda, on our own little shop hop. We went to a Halloween village (Amanda just about died),a couple great fabric stores (more pictures on Stitched in Color, including one of me) where I bought these beautiesand a wonderful yarn shop called Blazing Needles.(when the wind blows, the knitting needles in the sculpture move back and forth as if they are knitting)I bought a skein of alpaca/wool yarn in Swimming Pool blue and started a herringbone cowl (which I love so far, I can’t wait to finish!). Angela, Lindsay, and Jessica bought yarn and needles and along with Katherine and Karyn, learned how to knit.
We also got a bunch of free things, half of which was not so exciting, but a few things that were awesome (I think that was the word of the weekend)The best thing was probably a gift in Jeni’s color class, that lovely booklet at the back, a Robert Kaufman Kona cotton color card! Between the batting sampler and Amanda’s wonderful mini quilt class, I’m ready to make seven minis!
So I took Jeni’s color class, Amanda’s mini quilt class, a class on photography from Vanessa of V&Co, blogging and social networking from Dana of Old Red Barn Co, and improv piecing with Jess of Urban Patchwork where I proudly made thisIt was so inspiring, I really want to make an improv quilt now (like this one of hers)! I might make this block into a commemorative pillow and dig into my scraps and make more blocks!
The weekend flew by too quickly and leaving didn’t come without a few tears. Our lovely group (save Lindsay and Angela who had left already) took some pictures together that make me so happy. (My camera was a little blurry for some reason but I don’t mind too much.)I’m waiting for more pictures to show up in Flickr because there are so many more lovely ones. Karyn (above right) is from Toronto, along with Katherine, and I adored them both; I really want to go visit them.
It was a sorrowful goodbye but we all stayed hopeful that we’ll see each other again soon.