Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Packing for Road

Today I'm packing for Road to California. I always enjoy myself and I plan to have fun this year too. I'll be taking a class with Bonnie Hunter called Blue Ridge Beauty (see picture on Jan 4 blog). This is a good class because I didn't need to buy fabric for it - I just shopped at home.
I will also catch Bonnie's  'Scrap User's' lecture. I pretty much know her system, but you never know when you get some new ideas. 
Plus I'm going to the party on Thursday night. It's a fun time with games and prizes - I should be due to win something this year.

If you want to get an idea of the show take a look at this time-lapse video of last years show. I know you won't be able to see me, but I was there.

This year will be a challenge for me because I'm trying to curb my 'fabric' spending in 2011. I really do have lots of fabric to work from so I'll only purchase some of the really new (and very cute) stuff and only if it really grabs me. Plus I'll only buy a small amount because I've decided that everything I make doesn't have to be a full sized quilt. I can make little things - things that make me happy.
So I'll shop through all vendors first, on Thursday, making sure I see everything before I decide what to buy. (Not like the year I spent $80 on the first aisle, before I checked out what else was available.)

Do you think my plan will work?
I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. If your plan to not spend a lot of money in 2011 works, you will have to give lessons to the rest of us. Have fun at the show.