EAC Seminar Shopping Trip

The annual EAC Seminar is taking place in Toronto this week. Seminar is gathering of stitchers, teachers, and designers where lots of great classes are offered. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take any classes this year (bad timing), but I was able to head over to the Merchant Night.

Seminar 2016 Stash

Seminar 2016 Stash

I was so happy to be able to look at the designs and other offerings from so many talented people. I tried to be restrained since, as I’m sure you know, my stash is already far too large. So, I picked up a stumpwork book from Alison Cole, the Sweet Treats kit from Kathryn Drummond (3-d cupcakes embellished with Casalguidi-style embroidery), and First Snow kit from Carolyn Mitchell. All of these are things that I have wanted to buy for months. I also picked up some needles and some red thread for an upcoming project

DMC Coloris Floss

DMC Coloris Floss

My one impulse purchase was a small set of the newish DMC Coloris thread. They are so pretty, and I couldn’t really help myself.

Quaker Accessories Scissor Case (back)

Quaker Accessories Scissor Case (back)

I also took a quick peek at the Members Show and was delighted to discover that my scissor case was on display with other (fabulous!) pieces from the guild I belong too. I had no idea it would be there, and I think it is lovely that the lady I sent it to decide it was nice enough to be in the show.

I also got to meet up with a few stitchers I rarely get to see, like Dima of D1D2. (She is absolutely lovely and super friendly!)

Seminar takes place in Newfoundland next year, also just before Victoria Day weekend. Hopefully, though, I’ll be able to go and take some of the wonderful courses that are sure to be offered. It is so nice to be somewhere where everyone loves needlework as much as you do and wants to talk seriously about it.

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11 Responses to EAC Seminar Shopping Trip

  1. Christine says:

    It was a fun evening. I got one of the Xs & Os grab bags and love the fabric. Will try to get a picture of my stuff from last night and post on FB.

  2. Carol Harrison says:

    You’ll love making those cupcakes. I made some for my cousin who is diabetic. Your choices look like fun pieces. Have fun

    Carol in FL

  3. Kerry P says:

    Your case is beautiful. Great purchases, I really want a set of the coloris threads. I love variegated threads. Looking forward to seeing what you crest with them.

  4. Joanne P says:

    Look at those lovely threads!! How much are they over your side of the pond?

    How nice that your scissor case was on display too. Nice glow of pride there.

  5. Nicole says:

    I am glad to hear you came out and enjoyed yourself last night.

  6. B. Lapp says:

    Lovely new stash! And how exciting to see your scissor case on display.

  7. Justine says:

    Your scissor case is beautiful! It must be nice to know that your gift was appreciated and admired. Great stash haul too. I love those DMC variegated threads – gorgeous colours!

  8. Rachel says:

    Yes, it’s a treat to be able to spend time in rel life with people who share our enthusiasm. Reading each other’s blogs is better than nothing, but actually being with people is better!

  9. Dima says:

    I loved seeing you that day ? hopefully we’ll see each other again at the next seminar in newfoundland ?

  10. Heather says:

    How cool enjoy your new stash 🙂

  11. Catherine says:

    Beautiful Scissors Case Congratulations on having it on display.
    Lovely new threads, I must look them up.
    Super great stash.