I made a zippered pouch to swap, but missed the swap so I'm keeping it for myself.
Got my hair colored before I left so no one would see my grey roots.
Came home with so much free stuff. It really should have been illegal, that Erin, she is amazing!!
Listened to some inspiring people like Amber. She shared her creative journey. Being a mom who has to balance family, and creating, it was nice to hear how she does it. What a beautiful person she is.
And I learned a lot about color selection with Jeni. Not only did Jeni go over the basics of using a color wheel to chose fabrics for our projects, but also how to use web sites such as design seeds. She also talked about color saturation, and scale. And about how to use "bossy prints" in our quilts. So many great tips, it makes me want to start a new quilt project.
And we all got FREE Michael Miller cotton couture color cards!! AWESOME!
I took Katy's English paper piecing class. I didn't get a picture of Katy, and I only managed the briefest of conversations with her. I was to awestruck and didn't want to be all stalkerish by swooning over her. She is quiet beautiful in person. Next time we meet I will be brave enough to have a drink with her!
I met some twitter friends!!! This is Amy. She is hysterical!! And a side note, I think out of the 250 attendees of Sewing Summit, about 100 of them were named Amy, no lie. But this Amy is the BEST!!! Except this other Amy, who I have no picture of, she is pretty cool too:-)
And Chris!!! O' how I love Chris. She is beautiful, funny, and would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. LOVE her!! I love meeting twitter friends who are just as awesome in person as they are online.
Another lecture, this one with Amanda Harring. Amanda is a fabric and pattern designer for Riley Blake, and she is funny, nice, inspiring, and just a very approachable person who really wants to help everyone unlock their creativity. Great class, great speaker, great person!
Christina, she taught me how to piece curves and I will forever be grateful for that skill. She really is a fantastic person, and it was nice to meet her in person after following her on Flickr, twitter, and instagram for years. That makes me sound a little like a stalker, but I swear I am not.
Karen, she was one of my partners in crime all weekend long. Another twitter friend, who I absolutely love and adore. If you meet her in person bring her oranges, she LOVES them ;-)
This is Heather, she taught us how to make an iPad or kindle case on SERGERS. Yes, I sewed on a serger not once but twice, very exciting. Heather is a wonderful outgoing person who is a fantastic teacher, and she gave out candy, bonus!!
Since I do not own one of the above mentioned devices, I'm using my case as a hoop bag. I love the way it turned out, even if I was chatting so much that I made a few mistakes. I bet you can't find them unless I point them out to you, and I'm not going to do that.
This quilt is in a book that Dee won, and then gave to me, thanks Dee. I can not tell you how much we laughed at this quilt. If you can't figure out what is so funny about it, then you have a much cleaner mind than us. I would love to hear what all of you think, do you see what we see??
And that concludes my recap. Some classes I forgot to take pictures of, like my maxi skirt class, which turned out cute!! I wish I would have taken more pictures of all the friends I met, but I was too busy laughing and enjoying their company to take pictures.
This is my name tag, that spot is were I spilled wine on it, luckily I wasn't wearing white!
And Newman sums up how I've felt this past week. Coming down off my creative high. Processing all the info. Thinking about my creativity, and how to channel it. I want to sew sew sew, but I need to clean first, which is not fun.
Thanks for reading all my gibberish, leave me a comment so I know you were here:-)