Since school got out, I have been spending almost every day cleaning, cleaning, and cleaning my house. I am doing all those things that I never do-- windows, baseboards, moving furniture to vacuum. (Oh, does everybody else do that every week? My bad!)
So.... I was really looking forward to taking a day off.
For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to put the wrong street in the GPS (S Saunders and S Salisbury, what's the diff???), but fortunately I was only a few streets away. After parking my car and paying attention to where I did that, I made my way into the Raleigh Convention Center. The FFA convention was also being held there, and I was confused for a bit with all those future farmers, but it all turned out fine. The very first thing I did was run into a friend from church. We had our first class together! We learned 7 core sewing skills from Cynthia Guffey. (Stay stitching with the grain--- which changes a lot on any cut piece). She gave so much info that I wanted to buy her DVDs, but they were too much-- not just money, but more detail than I wanted. Anyway, it was a great class.
After that, I just looked at quilts. They were gorgeous, but since I follow rules, I didn't take any pictures.
Then, I found out I am a sucker for demos! I feel compelled to buy the product. First I bought this cool bonding powder.
Check it out, it is AWESOME!
Next I had another class on the Perfect Finish: Binding Basics with Janice Pope. Changed my (quilting) life. I can't wait to try it. I had to buy the ruler to go with it. While doing so, I had a nice chat with Janice.
I also bought this gorgeous fabric for $3 per 1/2 yard piece. (Suggestions on what to do with it?)
If you are in the Triangle Area, you should try to go to the Sewing and Quilt Expo on Friday or Saturday. It's great!