three local shops . I received a gift certificate to one of the stores, and that in combination with the generous 25% discount helped me keep my spending to a mere $40. I'm pretty sure Jes appreciated that.
I also won and was given a huge amount of swag and fabric: a jelly roll, thread, charm packs, scissors, a sampler pack of batting...plus so much more that I couldn't fit into the picture, like a new book (Ruby Star wrapping by Melody Miller--OMG!!!,) several magazines, and many patterns. It was all so incredibly overwhelming!
I had such an amazing time at this year's sewing summit. I hope--cross your fingers for me--we can find the money for me to go again next year! What a wonderful tradition to look forward to. But even if it doesn't work out to go again, I will always treasure this amazing trip that I took, the amazing things that I learned, and the amazing people I met.