Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sewing Expo in Worcester MA

I must begin by saying I had a ball!! I took 4 classes.
1- Notion Commotion -the instructor showed the lastest in notions. Of course, they were all available from the vendors.
2- Serger 911- the instructor spoke about a few things that could go wrong with your serger like burrs ( which is a nick in the lower looper. She told about a inexpensive way to repair them.
3- Marketing - she spoke about how to market your crafts/patterns ,she also had good information concerning trademarks

Lastly, I took a 3hr embroidery class entitled "In the hoop" this was a John Deer embroidery project . Amazingly enough the entire project is made in the hoop of the embroidery machine. We were supposed to complete 3 items but we only completed 2, a wallet, and a card case. We got to take home the materials & instruction for the 3rd project which is a cellphone case.

I was amazed at the fact that the insertion of the zipper for the wallet was done "in the hoop". The only time we took anything off the embroidery hoop was when the project was finished . When we removed the project from the hoop all that needed to be done was to fold it inside out.

I will post pics of the items I purchased soon.
Sulky had a great deal on stabilizers(the Notion Comm, teacher said that Sulky is getting new packaging so they are selling old packaging at a nice discount.
Brought 1 pattern, notions and embroidery programs.

Oh, hubby came to showroom on the last day, he spent most of his time studying for an accounting test.

They raffled of 2 or 3 top of the line sewing machines each day.

Did I win one, NO, but a 12 year old who was sitting right next to me did win.
Maybe next year.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am here.

We made it here safe. The drive was okay, hubby slept most of the way. lol
Got here in enough time to pick up my registration packet & took a peek into the convention hall. Need to get some sleep I am taking 2 classes tomorrow Notion Commotion and Serge ring 911. Will post how it went later.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Going to Sewing Expo !!

For years I have been wanting to go the Sewing & Quilting Expo. Thanks to some fellow sewing bloggers who went to the Expo in GA. I registered for 3 classed, Serging 911, Notion Commotion, and an class on embroidering ( this class is hands-on) can't wait to see how my project will turn out.

Well, I feel like I am back on the blogging block. I appreciate all of you for sharing your skills and most of all for your sewinspiration. lol

I will be posting soon about my experience at the Expo.

BTW , yep hubby is going - the drive is a little over 3 hours.

Chow for now

Embroidered Patch

I made a embroidered frame, cut it out & used fusible web to iron the patch onto the bag. ( a permanent bond)
This is a pic of the trial patch.

Just a note to say I have been viewing blogs & getting inspired. I have several projects on the table. Here is a pic of one I am trying to complete by tomorrow. My Church is having a Banquet to honor those who assist our Pastors. Some people call them Armour Bearers or Adjutants. There are 14 Adjutants being honored and as a gift they are receiving a bag loaded with things that help them do their job. My job in this effort is to find a way to embroidery the word "Adjutant" on the tote bag.

However, the bag has multiple compartments that make it impossible to put the bag on a hoop. So, here is what I came up with.