This is an email sent to the Expo office -- a woman from England who came to the show. She hooked up with the Yahoo group -- and we LOVED HAVING HER!!
Subject: Sew Expo !!
I'm home again in UK after a great and relatively short flight due to wind direction. DH Trevor met me at Heathrow with my luggage which seemed to have got extremely heavy, cant think why !!! I have had such a mind-blowingly wonderful time ! Just sorry not to have met you all, but could have stood beside you for all i know !!
The classes i took were all great perhaps especially Pati's ones. What a thoroughly lovely lady. I just wish i could have done every single one reading experiences of others so far. I saw 2 of the fashion shows and endlessly trawled the booths.Even so, there are ones I missed or could have spent more time in. One or two of you mentioned "Nifty Thrifty" and " Sue's Sparklers". How abs. wonderful they were. Vogue and Pacific Fabrics also. Aaron at VF with the sip vest had his picture taken i can tell you - what an inspiration that was.
All the booths , just great. but best of all, the utter friendliness and politeness of you lovely American ladies, such a difference to over here where I feel invisible sometimes and find it difficult to cope with the " off-hand take it or leave it " attitude. Barb Gooch , who ferried me each day has been an inspiration and great new friend to me. Joanne Schoner who fetched and carried me from Seattle despite a critically ill husband - another bosom pal. I could go on and on. The visit to Pacific Favbrics left me open mouthed ............... what a display !!
Right now, I'm tired , sleepy, and feel quite nauseous but DH is wonderful as he tries to see me thru all the fabric rolls I've brought back, patterns etc. I won the draw for the " Smetsch" Needles class ! Wow!! I'd love to make myself one of the lovely multicoloured jackets I saw so many ladies wearing but I'd stick out like a sore rthumb O'm afraid. I just WISH I could somehow inspire England a bit, to sew more and also to stock some of the wonderful products that I saw. To those who tend to post negatively, you dont know when you're well off !! I passed a fabric shop on the way home from Heathrow and I just GROANED !! That says it all and goes for embelishemts and haby too.
My love to you all and if I can get the cash together before I'm ninety, I WILL BE BACK !!
> xxxxx Luv
THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING!! And thanks for taking the time to write such positive comments about your time at the show. You are so right, Winifred -- we are very, very lucky to have the wonderful vendors we have, and the first quality speakers. And we ARE grateful...