First I want to start by saying that I, no surprise, did not bring a camera with me. I knew that I would be with Karyn who is a brilliant photographer, and that our time would be well documented. And I wanted to focus on teaching. So I did. And she did take beautiful pictures.
So my posts will probably be backwards chronologically speaking, because I'm taking them from her flickr stream as she posts them.
So this first post isn't about any of the classes, it's just about my feelings.
I loved Toronto. I loved everyone I met. I loved the food that we ate. I loved having pie for breakfast. I loved my Mini Quilt class peeps. I loved my block printing peeps. I loved my Champion Ribbon peeps.
I loved everything about last week.
I found that I really love sewing things for myself! I'm always making quilts and things for patterns, so they always feel like samples even when I keep them... but this past week I sewed two Enchanted Bow skirts, a 241 Noodlehead bag, and a dress from Stylish Dress book. We were a regular factory. One of my favorite things to be. All this says to me is that a. I need a better sewing machine (duh), and b. I need to make more time and things for myself.
It feels like a dream now. I was on such a tired/ loving/ pie/ high all week. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the kindness and love that was shown to me, and I really feel like one of the luckiest peeps in the world.
Toronto was just what I needed. So much so, I know I'm gonna need it next year...