Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Expo, Day 2 (and pic's!!!)

Yes, I know that Day 2 is being posted a full 10 days after the fact. I offer no apologies, but, instead, this observation: sometimes Life interferes with the best of my intentions.

Here's a picture of the haul form Day 1:

I think you will agree: I did some savvy shopping, and got some wonderful new stuff.

On Day 2, I bought the following:
5 yards bamboo/cotton interlock in Coral
4 yards silk/rayon challis in Coral
3 yards linen in a fun print that has lime green, robin's egg blue, black, etc on cream
3 yards Japanese lawn on a print with black and pink on eggshell
1.5 yards cotton flannel with owls, cupcakes and pink mushrooms on white
4 yards heavy twill tape with Lightening McQueen racing across
Pattern for little girl's Kimono and bell-bottom pants (size 2T - 7)
Pattern for skirt with interesting drape/flounce at CF
Pattern for layered top with asymmetrical hems
Pattern(s) for Victorian-style quilt, table runner and pillow AND embroidery CD
CD for embroidering roses, scallops, buttonholes

Of course, the real treats du jour were the classes I took!
I attended classes on 3-D Machine Embroidery, Pattern alteration, Shirtmaking, Stabalizers and Interfacings, Advanced Thread selection, and atypical techniques for silk. The classes were not only great fun, but I learned so much! I have all ready put some of my new-found knowledge to use: I volunteered to embroider nametags for every member (48!) of the Panola Squares Quilt Study Club. [That alone has taught me a lot about my new machine!] Using the knowledge I gained in both the Stabalizers class, and the 3-D Embroidery class, the nametags I made post-Expo, were not only easier to do, they look much better. Ta da!!
I can't wait to share more things that I learned with the Quilt Club, my 4-H members, and the students in my upcoming Sewing School (call the Panola County Extension Office at 903-693-0380 to register); and, of course, with my loyal followers.
Stay tuned: there is much more to come. (if perhaps, slowly)