I would love to show you some pictures I took at the Creative Stitches show last weekend, but mom downloaded my photos, and for some reason, I didn't get any! So, until I get them back, you'll have to use your imagination. :)
|Avril & Kristin|
|Kristin & Corrin|
We had a very full day. We each took in a few classes, and I learned a lot. The women who present the classes have decades of experience in each of their fields. Very inspiring. We did lots of shopping, and I will show you my spoils next week. I left my goodies in mom's basement, aka The Giant Sewing Room.
|Corrin's Mom, Jean|
|Corrin at the cutting table|
|Nadine at the quilt board|
|Avril at the sewing machine|
Nadine just stuck the squares up from the pile in order. Once we get the fourth one up, we'll start rearranging squares to mix them up a bit. If you look closely, you'll notice that the left quilt has big pieces, and the right quilt has small pieces. I also want to stick up the borders for each quilt so the colours are balanced. But judging by how good they look already, it won't be very hard. I'm excited to finally see them coming together.
Here you can also see that my spare bed is still in The Giant Sewing Room. I'm thrilled that we're able to get together with so little being brought in and organized. Eventually, we'll have this room full of cutting tables, a quilting table, 2 sergers, and 10 sewing machines! The big bedroom will be full of storage (patterns, fabric, supplies, books), and tables for doing scrapbooking, stamping, and card making. And there's still a smaller bedroom that I can sleep in! Win, win, win!
Mom's cat, Emma, was so excited to have visitors, that she had to come down for a belly rub. :)
When I crawled into bed that night and turned the lights off, I was thrilled to see my lizards glow in the dark!
I made my nephew PJ pants out of this flannel a few Christmases ago. I love it!!!
Speaking of lizards... Avril brought a stool for the sewing room, and I decided to recover it in 3 different shades of blue and turquoise (the band is royal blue). She encouraged me to get creative, so I printed this guy off the computer, cut him out, and used 2 layers of vinyl to make him come to life.
This is my stool that I've been wanting to recover for eons. I got creative with this one too, but I seem to have forgotten to draw out the shape of the stool before I placed my designs. They kinda got cut off. Oops. Oh well.
It's still pretty friggin' cute, if I do say so myself! I think we're going to recover every fabric chair that ends up in that sewing room. Get ready for some bursts of colour!
I am so excited to watch The Giant Sewing Room get filled with tables, chairs, and machines in the coming weeks, and I'm even more excited to have a bunch of friends over and enjoy teaching, learning, and sharing. :)