A Creativ Day Out (Sunday Stash)

I would love to go to a fun, modern retreat, like Sew South. But practically, I looked at the cost and complexity of traveling to North Carolina (I just can imagine going through US Customs at the airport with a sewing machine! but otherwise it’s a 14-hour drive), and decided to stay home.  But I did sign up for a class at the Creativ Festival in Toronto on October 26.

So yesterday I had a day out, for a cost of less than $100, and I can spend the $600 I saved by not going to Sew South on fabric. I took “Maximizing Decorative Stitching”, which was creative and improvisational and very different from what I usually do. My project isn’t finished, so I’ll post more once I’ve finished it.


I took the GO train from Ajax; how cool is this parking garage with a sensor over every spot? I entertained myself by picking out the other riders going to the Creativ Festival by their handmade tote bags and comfortable walking shoes.


Top: Journeys (Free Spirit); Left to right: Garden (Free Spirit), Novella (Valori Wells for Free Spirit), no selvedge on the pink, Wrenly (Valori Wells)

Fortunately I didn’t spend that much. I did pick up some good deals on colours I felt my stash was missing (love the colour-matched ribbons on these half and full yards!), and some other notions and things. I also met up with Sherri from Thread Riding Hood for a fun 10-minute gab about life, sewing, and blogging.

Linking up to Sunday Stash with Michelle at Factorum of Arts.



  1. It is always great to add to the stash without spending too much money. My husband would love me to find a way to do that 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Sunday Stash this week.

  2. I love the parking lot and Go Train entertainment! Hee Hee! I’m so glad we could meet up – thanks!

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