Alright, I arrived at the airport in Salt Lake City, UT after a 5 hr flight yesterday and waited for the 2 people I'd arranged online to share a cab to the hotel with (Candice and Darci). We did not know each other but spent a little time chatting it up in the cab ride. Let me start by saying this, Salt Lake City is quite pretty when 3 views around the city are of snow capped mountains!
While I'm on it, flying over the Rockies with the sun just up on the morning and snow on them, gorgeous.
We arrive at the Little America Hotel and here's where it gets good, we were able to check in early. Sa-weet, for this tired puppy. We check in, and the room is fantastic. It's a mini-suite. A short foyer with a dressing area off to the left and then a bathroom behind that. Marble tile, etc. Very pretty and spacious.
Darci went off to assist her friends (Erin of Two More Seconds and Amy of Amy's Creative Side, the founders of this great event) and that left Candice and I to sit by oursleves in our room or band together and get out to see some of the downtown area. So we banded together and wasted a couple hours. Well, it wasn't a total waste of time, I got my hair cut. See?
The before shots.
Anyway, back to the Sewing Summit (the 1st annual, I'm CERTAIN) & the meet and greet mixer. Candice and I found ourselves hanging back. I like watching people, not dropping into groups but we decided, to heck with it and did just that. I met enough people that I can't tell you who they all were but here's the fun thing, that's okay! I'm sure they were in the same boat. Then off to dinner out about town with another group of ladies. Lots of chatting, eating and more walking. I think we returned at 9:30pm and here's what I know.
I know I walked a lot that day. I know I enjoyed it but I know, I was freaking tired. There was an extra 2 hours in my day (time change), an extra amount of movement my lazy butt isn't used to (but should be), and a couple drinks and filling meal (needed both). I barely pulled the sheets out of the mattess to get in before my head was on that pillow. I awoke today still tired but after some coffee and lots of hydrating, I was eagerly looking forward to my day of classes.
You, however, will have to wait until tomorrow for me to pust about those. I need to sort through my pictures and gather my thoughts to give you a post a little more coherent than today's.
ps - did you think I forgot? Of course, I didn't... here's the swag bag received upon registration.
A bag with a printed label and pretty button attached.
Warm and Natural. SO AWESOME!
Izzy & Ivy. (super cute!)
Beebolt donated some fabric but with a twist (gotta love it). The twist is to use it or some of it to make a block a particular size, then mail it back. All blocks will be sewn together for a quilt top(s) to be auctioned off at the next Sewing Summit next year with 100% of proceeds going to Project Linus. What a great idea, huh? I'll be sending a block to them.
That's all for today, folks. See you tomorrow!