Sunday, October 25, 2009

Expo is over and life starts again

What a great end to the weekend.  I learned how to screen print and dye fabric.  Watch me go now!  What a great week.  This was my first experience at the Sewing Expo and I'm happy.  Although, if I have to admit, the advertising company should be taken out back and shot.  Ok, that's a little strong but definitely fired.  The woman on the cover looked disheveled and unkempt.  Is this what people expect of sewists and quilters?  Disappointed!  Put some of the members of PR on the magazine and let us advertise (with a little monetary incentive) and we'll show you how it's done.  I was surprised by the limited number of exhibitors.  But, being my first, I had high expectations.

Cynthia Guffey was INCREDIBLE.  Yes, you're not supposed to use capital letters because it indicates shouting but I am!  I thought she made it so easy.  That's what I need- easy and not some couture mumbojumbo.  I am happy having things fit nicely that I can wear for years without having to do all that hand sewing- blick!  Cuddos to those who can do it: I'm forever in awe of your skills and patience.

So, finished up my pants and now now how to make the next pair.  They are great by average standards but now I'm in Cynthia Guffey realm... OCD here I come.  My jacket sleeve has been torn out and am encouraged that the canted sleeve can be remedied soon.  It had been several weeks since I was discouraged and stopped the project but when I tried it on it looked really cute.  So, time to finish it.

The Halloween party has now become a small friendly get-together.  Saturday is hard for parents (which we are not) so we've decided to make it really relaxed without costumes.  I've got mixed feelings about this since I really like Halloween and dressing up.  That's for another day to discuss.  Now my costume won't get in the way of my sewing for the Wardrobe Contest.

As it stands, I have 3 bottoms and 2 tops to finish in 5 weeks.  I know one top will be finished and likely, I will be distracted by my new Hot Patterns...  isn't that just typical????

Hope this week is better than last and I figure out what I'm going to do when I grow up.


  1. Sounds like a really great weekend! I will keep this in mind the next time Cynthia is local.

    So, enlighten me, what are you going to do when you grow up?

  2. If only I knew what I am going to do! I will let you know as soon as it comes to me. Meantime, I'm going to be a dentist part-time and sew a lot;)

  3. Glad you enjoyed your first sewing expo. I agree about the photo they used this year on the cover of the brochure. It's too bad there were not a lot of exhibitors - but having a chance to take any Cynthia Guffey's classes make the expo worthwhile.