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Wednesday, March 7, 2012



I'm belatedly participating in a blog tour in honor of Craftsy's FREE block of the month guided by my personal quilty friend AMY of Stitchery Dickory Dock!!

You may remember me having a great time in Salt Lake City, Utah last October when we attended The Sewing Summit.

Anywho, she's amazing and talented and funny and is 
giving FREE lessons on the equally cool Craftsy site!

Can you handle more COOL? 

How bout a $25 gift certificate from the folks at Fat Quarter Shop?? 
Just leave a comment on this post and please do visit Amy on her blog or on Craftsy!

Take a look at the other blogging friends in the tour!

                                                              Feb 24 - Miss Print
                                                              Feb 25 - Hoosier Toni
                                                              Feb 27 - Fresh Lemons
                                                              Feb 28 - Qubee Quilts
                                                              Feb 29 - Amy's Creative Side
                                                              Mar 2  - mon petit lyons
                                                              Mar 3  - Mel's Own Place
                                                              Mar 5  - Breakfast for Dinner
                                                              Mar 7  - Sew Paint Create
                                                              Mar 9  - SoChick
                                                              Mar 10- Spin the Bobbin
                                                              Mar 12- Diary of A Quilter
                                                              Mar 14- Ellison Lane
                                                              Mar 16- Old Red Barn Co

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sewing Summit, Day Before

Yeah, so Sewing Summit.  I was blown away, by almost every aspect of the event.

My roomie was my quilting friend from Denver, Amy of Stitchery Dickory Dock.   I would not have attended the Sewing Summit had it not been for Amy’s enthusiasm and prodding.  Thank you Amy!!

Upon checking into Little America,  we tried on the robes and basked in the overwhelming pleasure that we were HERE.
My sister, Marianne picked us up from the airport and after unloading our luggage, took us to Training Table, “A Utah Original”.  I had been craving their famous cheese fries for months! 

I can not tell you how yummy it was!!  The kicker is their Ultimate Dipping Sauce made from hickory sauce and mayo.  Training Tables are found in every college town in Utah!  It’s one of the restaurants I miss.

I talked Marianne to taking us to Piper’s, a charming quilt shop that I knew Amy would adore.   I wasn’t mistaken!  Amy loved the old house set up with rooms and rooms of fabrics and inspiring projects. 

When we got back to the hotel early in the evening, Amy and I met up with some bloggers in one of the restaurants in the hotel.  It was the first time any of us had met in person, but it already felt like a slumber party of long time girlfriends.

That night, I decided to use the gym in the hotel and enjoyed a run, some laps in the pool and finishing off in the sauna.  I was ready for bed and excited for the next morning when the Sewing Summit officially started!

I have decided to break the Sewing Summit up into multiple posts so it can be savored, just like the weekend!  
Friday, October 7, 2011

Shoppin in Utah

Yesterday, Amy and I visited Piper's; a quilt shop that wasn't on today's shop hop schedule.  This has long been a fav of mine and I was excited to show Amy the charming shop.

I was so pleased that Amy loved it!  I knew she would!

Today 50 of us Sewing Summit ladies got on a bus and went to three shops in the area.  The first was Pine Needles at Gardner Village.

Second was to Quilts Etc

Our last stop was Material Girls.  

The trip was full of giveaways, yummies and awesome discounts!

Here's what I collected throughout the day.

Having owned a shop I have dramatically cut down on spontaneous purchases.  I'm thrilled at what I got though and can't wait to create!

This evening, the Sewing Summit had a reception where I met even more amazing sewing bloggers.  I'm sooo inspired being around all these enthusiastic women!

I got to meet my sis and sis-in-law for dinner and had a great visit with them for a while.

Bed time, classes begin tomorrow!
Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm back in Utah!!

Amy (Stitchery Dickory Dock) and I arrived to my home state this afternoon!  As any good Utah native would do, I introduced her to cheese fries at Training Table, "A Utah Original".  

We are in Utah for the first ever Sewing Summit put on by Amy of Amy's Creative Side and Erin of Two More Seconds.  They have done an amazing job organizing this event and I have a feeling we are going to be spoiled!

Thanks to my friend Sherry for the ride to the airport in Denver and thanks to my sis, Marianne for the pick up in SLC!  At the airport we met up with a fellow quilter/blogger/Sewing Summit go-er, Chris of Freckle Mama

I feel so left out, seeming to be the only one without a smart phone.  Everyone is tweeting, and snapping pics.  I'm bumming my pics off of Amy, so nothing to show just now. {{pics added!}}

We are going on a mini shop hop tomorrow am.  Can.not.wait!