Happy dance! I’m on my way to the 2013 Sewing Summit in Salt Lake! Wooohoooo! I’m SO excited for this weekend of catching up with friends, sewing, and surely tons of shopping and eating! This will be my second time attending the Sewing Summit. I had a blast in 2011, but 2012 didn’t quite work out…the date was 1 week before I was due with twins, so yeah, no getting around that! :)
But Mama Dock’s going this year! Can I tell you how excited I am to only be packing for myself!? Whaaaaaat? I don’t need to fill my carry-on with an endless array of baby accouterments? What what?? I might be able to READ A BOOK on the plane? AND no one’s going to crawl into my bed in the middle of the night and pee? Now we’re getting somewhere.
Dare I admit that these are the same mittens I started over a year ago? It’s sad. My goal is to finish them this weekend!
I’ve got my trusty name tag. Check. I actually made this for my last trip to the Sewing Summit, and it’s served me well these past 2 years. I’ve worn it to every guild mtg, so it’s a bit “lived in”, but alas, I can’t bear to stitch up a replacement yet.
Hmm, what else? I should probably take my new duffel bag, who we shall refer to from now on as “Puffy.” Hehe. This is the bag that I somehow managed to make at Sew South in March, despite having neglected to quilt my layers before the retreat, and mistakenly purchasing the PUFFIEST batting known to mankind (I told you, I thought we needed upholstery batting!). :) C’mon Puffy, let’s get you packed.
What else? Gotta gather my class supplies! All of my classes look super duper awesome, but I’m especially psyched about Jeni Baker’s equilateral triangle class! This is one of those designs that I’ve always wanted to make, but have just never gotten around to.
Jeni’s given us the option to make either a large throw, or a smaller mini quilt-size. Hmmm. Tough decision. I thought about cutting into my precious stack of Liberty quilting cottons to make the throw size…mmmmmmmm
Buuuut, I have been meaning to stitch up some colorful throw pillows for the couch, so I figured I should probably go the mini route. Had quite a bit of fun choosing fabrics, and this is finally the combo I went with…
I know, kinda random. It might end up looking funky, but I’m gonna go with it (especially since I already pre-cut my strips). Don’t you agree that pairing fabrics can be stressful sometimes??? I always want to venture out of the matchy matchy box, but sometimes my combos turn out…um…a but nutty. In the end, I went with emotion on these. Several of these are in my “favorite print ever” category, and they just make me happy! Happy’s good, especially on a couch.
Well, gotta run! Laundry to do, bags to pack! If you’re going, looking forward to seeing you there, and if not, don’t worry, you can live vicariously through me!