OH - perhaps I should say TRAIN trip. My adventure was downtown yesterday and instead of fighting the traffic and paying for parking - I decided to take the train. M had already purchased me (OK - I paid for it - she got it for me) - a PRESTO card for the train. Found my way to the NEW parking garage at Clarkson GO station.
|Parking garage at Clarkson GO - it is still under construction but at least you can park there.|
Then I was on the train and on my way!!!!
I arrived at Union and had to take pictures - OK - so I looked like a tourist. It was very easy to find my way to my destination. Follow me....................
|Into the Skywalk|
|There's the CN Tower peeking through the glass|
|On the way to the Convention Centre|
|Yep - it is CREATIVFESTIVAL time!!!!!!!!!!!|
Just lectures and classes yesterday. Today is set-up day which I have NO part in this time. Yeah!!!!!!!
I attended a lecture and then a hands on session for Machine Embroidery. It was lead by one of the Husqvarna Viking software specialists. Boy - she knew her stuff and well - I wanted to buy the top package, but I don't think so. I don't use it enough to justify the cost. I have the first level and for what I want to do - that level will be just fine.
|But these pictures are amazing stitched out on the machine|
|And the kitty cat -|
|Other cool designs|
|Colour gradated filles|
|But my big interest in in the lettering. I LOVE lettering and hope to do LOTS!!!!!!|
Anyway - I am a DOLT!!!! Oh yes - we were told to bring a laptop with Windows 7 or 8 on it. No problem. But when I got there after lugging my stupidly big laptop - I forgot that it had Vista on it - so I couldn't use my laptop. No worries - I just sat with this retired man (there were TWO men in the class). He was a very nice man and he started off by doing all the computer work for his wife and now he stitches more than she does!!!!! And YES - he already has the top of the line software and top of the line embroidery machine. I find men don't skimp - they go for the whole thing!!!!
Learned a lot and just itching to get the software loaded and take it for a whirl!!!!!
I did a bit of knitting while I was listening.
|One more square done - the colours are getting a bit weird since I am using up left overs|
|Twenty seven in the pile - three to go|
|Started on another one and that is all the wool I have left. I think I am going to have to buy one more skein|
Can't wait to start a new project - I have so MANY knitting ones sitting there!!!!
On that note - it is sewing day today and I have to get going. Just so many exciting things to do and so little time to do them all!!!!
Oh yes - I will get those times for the QUILTSocial presentation. I don't have them handy.
Have a great day!!!