Yesterday, I arrived at the office only to find out there was no production this week. I'd forgotten to check my schedule. So I proceeded to the convention centre and visited the Creative Show, which I'd intended to go to this weekend.
Oh, bliss! One side of the hall was all quilting, fabrics, everything to do with sewing, FAT QUARTERS galore. On the other side was paper and scrapbooking and the like.
The first thing I saw was a Jenome sewing machine area. I'd been looking for the basic model, but there was that problem of everything being too far away for me to access. Long story short, I met the expert (she embroiders on her machine), and I invested in one that was within my budget. This lovely woman is having her husband drop it off to me. And she gave me her card in case I have questions and need help. Thank you, Shirley!
On the paper side, I met some Canadian rubber stamp makers and paper people, good to know because I need to be able to find stuff locally (it costs less). And bumped into Carmi, an artist and instructor I had met at a local store a while back. She introduced me to the owner of a store in Bolton; Keely Barham is going to teach there, and possibly Leslie Riley.
Then I stopped at a booth held by a Michigan company, and watched a very enthusiastic woman demonstrate very luscious glittery things and embossing and whathaveyou. It was fascinating to actually SEE the stuff being done.
Better than working on medical texts, no?
Below are some more designs for my Christmas tags.