Hello from Joyce! This is my very first blog entry, but I have loved following Linda’s posts here. Even though we usually know in advance what Linda will be blogging about, I find that I always stop what I’m doing to read a new post. Since I haven’t been able to sew as much in the past few months as I’d like to (that’s going to change!), sewing vicariously through her helps to feed my need and add creative ideas to my list. I also get a kick out of her adventures. If you ever have an opportunity to meet Linda in person or take one of her classes, you’ll quickly find that not only is she a wealth of information, she is pure FUN too! (did you catch in one of her previous posts that she took a CSI class? That’s CSI for Crime Scene Investigation)
On to the reason for my post though… we’ve received many questions asking if the Creative Embroidery Conference will be returning to Las Vegas. The answer is a resounding YES. After a 1 year hiatus to add to our sewing family with the purchase of sewing.org from the former Home Sewing Association (by my sister Janice – the other half of the Sewing & Craft Alliance), as well as launching the new Trained Sewing Instructor program and partnering with the American Sewing Guild to relaunch and revive National Sewing Month, plans are now in the works to return to Las Vegas with the Creative Embroidery Conference in 2009. We are still working out the location and date details and will let everyone know via this blog as well as our monthly SEW-lutions newsletter when the information is ready. Hope to see you there!