So there are lots of round ups with better photos than I have; I forgot to take any! So I'm going for the next best things, the people I met and shopping.
Friday; meeting Jenna was very cool and I can only thank her for taking care of me that first evening. We went to our classes and agreed to go to the Village Haberdashery after. So after 3 hours of photographic instruction with Judith, which was brilliant fun, especially for us compact camera people! Jenna and I went shopping! I came back with this lot
|Village Haberdashery shopping|
Jenna mentioned The Staple Dress that Mandy had been wearing, and how quick it is to make, and I have been after that Collette pattern for a while. The scraps are for a top I started a while ago, I needed some more variation.
Saturday; the day of free motion quilting. Trudi was informative and helpful as I machine quilted with hand quilting thread and broke a needle *hangs head in shame* (because for 2 years I advised people on thread use!).
Mandy gave me some tips on my curvemaster foot, which, 1 year on and never been used successfully, will be written up to experience as the chance is it's a duff one as I can't fit it onto my machine. And introduced me to Aurifil which did quilt like a dream.
I never knew thread could be so involved and I did buy a reel of Aurifil, but only one after Ann told me how much she loves it but her machine doesn't!
|My FMQ attempts and Aurifil|
Rachel had planned to take a group to Shaukat for a quick Liberty fix. I went, but didn't buy as it would have been for a Staple Dress and I wasn't sure of the quantities. I'll be heading back though as the Liberty was extensive and I have plans!
Francine and I rushed back for our afternoon sessions and I spent 1 1/2 hours practicing my free motion design. It's interesting how differently you have to think to keep the pen on the page. Every so often I lifted so I started again.
There was time after for some for some EPP so I sat at a quiet table with Mandy and others and sewed.
So that's part one and two will be coming soon, but I have to go do things with the kids so until later...