Well – I’m officially a part-time “empty nester,” and it’s time I start sewing again. There is no longer a bed or evidence of a teenage boy living in my sewing room! I have organized all my “had-to-have” patterns and fabrics and I’m ready to roll for Spring and Summer sewing. But first I think I need some refresher classes that sound great at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Raleigh this June 20-22. I checked to make sure the following classes still had plenty of room in them (often the hands-on classes sell out early), so here is what I plan to indulge in:
What Does This Fabric Want to Be? – how great will this be for my HUGE stash of had-to-haves…9:00 – 10:00
Laminated Beauty Bag: Let’s Make Up - this sounds really fun! 12:30-3:30
Downtown Bags - you can never have too many fun bags, right? 4:00-5:00
Hipster Chick - sew many techniques in this class – I’m excited to have a travel e-reader sleeve and learn how to do a monogram! 6:00-9:00 PM –will sleep well tonite!
Mix it Up - Another class with ideas for using different fabrics (different teacher, also) 9:00-10:00
Bead Soup to Nuts Bracelet - I saw a sample of this….so awesome!! 12:30-3:30
3:30-6:00 - SHOPPIN TIME!
Color Me Confident - I’ve always wanted to know if the colors and fabrics I love are good choices for me. I’m bringing lots of swatches! 6:00-9:00 PM
Seven Core Sewing Skills - Fabulous sounding class from an impeccable seamstress 10:30-11:30
Seams Make the Difference - I’d REALLY like to know more than serged finishes! 12:30-3:30
Sew, I am bound and determined to push myself with a pretty strenuous schedule, because I KNOW I will come home with completed projects, samples and knowledge to get myself back on the sewing track. Next time I go to an Expo, I think I might dabble in some beginner quilting classes!!!! RALEIGH, here I come!