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.
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.