Returning to the Grand Hotel Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar

In 2015, I attended the Grand Hotel Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar and I loved it. My husband adored it even more. Three gourmet meals a day? Golf? Fancy rooms and many comfortable chairs? He told ME we were going for sure in 2016 as well.

stuffI am a pretty smart lady, I signed up! I am taking two sessions with Mary Elizabeth Kinch from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am slow sometimes about finishing what I start in a class.

I figure whatever I start in the first session I can maybe just complete in the second one, ha ha! Last year I took a hand sewing session, only one. And I bought the kit in class.

This year my classes require a sewing machine and kit plus oodles of fabric. So that is what I packed.

I have my featherweight and some accessories for that. I have scissors, rulers, rippers and cutters. I also have about 17 million pounds of blue and white fabric.

Blue is my favorite color, my house is blue. Improvisational Composition and Small Piece Sampler will both be great in blue. Fingers crossed.suitcase

What else did I pack? Oh yes, some clothes! You have to dress up for dinner so I have 3 nice dresses and regular clothes.

I also have my kindle, my lap top, magazines and socks. You can never have enough socks. Or thread, I have lots of that as well!

I think I am ready for my adventure. I hope when you read this I am napping in the car on the way up there.

Or drinking coffee, oh, that would be nice too!

Sew happy

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If you enjoyed this post you might enjoy last year's.

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