Creative Stitches & Crafts Alive show
I read in another disscussion that you are moving to Norway, I have several friends that have been there and they’ve said it’s a wonderful place. Summers will have a lot of daylight hours, the long dark winter hours will give you a lot of time to sew. Right? The Creative Stitches etc. is going to be on in the city again, April 1st & 2nd, do you plan to go this year? I should be there on Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. think I will be wearing a denim blazer with my latest experiment over the shoulders, a sort of yoke made with ribbon yarn and some of the funky furry yarns all sewn together. If you’re there and you see me, give me a nudge and say Hi.
I should have thought of this sooner, with all the sewing you do, using satins, velvets etc. what did you do with the scraps and remnants? They would have been ideal for use in some of the crazy quilting I do. Hey, are you planning to have a Garage Sale before you pack everything up?
I don't know how it happened with the name coming up with a lower case S, but the message I posted was for you.
Thanks Marsha.....I was sure it was for me, but hadn't had an opportunity to respond yet. The computer was unplugged for a few days while we painted the den. The joys of moving ;-) My understanding is that in the area of Norway we will be living, the daylight hours will be comparable to here in Edmonton. We'll see when we get there. I should have more time to sew....at least for myself (!) for a change, because I will not be trying to run a business. I'm going to spend the time there in "retirement" and explore my own designing/sewing/knitting, artwork and fitness interests.
I haven't decided if I'm going to attend the show this year. It really depends on how things are going with everything else (we expect to put the house up for sale in another week or so). I was a bit disappointed with it last year and had decided not to go back. But now....Anyway, if I do go, it will probably be on Friday morning, so I will be on the lookout for you. I'll email you, too.
I still have to go through my box of remnants, though I can honestly say that I don't have all that much from my clients. I have trained myself (and it has been difficult) not to keep every little scrap, only those of any decent size. You wouldn't believe what hits the trash can! And I return any large pieces to my clients. So I haven't added all that much to my stash.....at least from that source ;-) (Which reminds me, I really must hit Estée's before we move....) What sort of scraps are you interested in? I'll keep you in mind as I go through it all. Don't know about the garage sale yet. I haven't a clue as to how much we will be disposing of. (After all, its only been four years since the last move!)
It's too bad that Estee's no longer does the show, they always gave out a brochure or card with a 10% off coupon stamped on it, would have been a good thing to have on your shopping trip there. Although they may decide to come back to the show this year after not having had a booth for the past two years. I found there were too many quilt shop booths both here in Edmonton and also in Calgary's show, but I mainly go to stock up on Notions, books and magazines, and to see what's new. This show is small compared to the Sewing Expo in Washington, or the one in Toronto, going to those is one of my future plans, or should I say hopes?
For crazy quilting (only type of quilting I do) the pieces of fabric can actually be quite small, and for making 'confetti fabric' or 'pizza fabric' as a recent article in Australian Stitches calls it, the scraps can be tiny, some of them get chopped up in the process, depending on what the idea for the finished design is. For this purpose I save almost every little bit. I can be a real squirrel at times.
I hope you will decide to come to the show, I look forward to meeting you, let me know. MarshaK.
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