Friday, April 11, 2008

Moving Up to Canada

We flew home from Philadelphia to drive to our next stop presenting America Sews on the Road at SewBiz Marion, Indiana. It was April Fool’s Day, but over 60 people came to learn new tips and techniques. They really pumped me for information on the new Husqvarna Viking! Several of them are already on the list. I know they will love the new most brilliant (in many ways) sewing machine in the sewing industry! (Get it Brilliant?!) Husqvarna Viking listens and many of the new features are things you have asked for. I can’t wait for you to sew on it! On April 29 sneak previews will begin on!

Donelle McAdams is the owner of SewBiz and here she is with her great people. They planned a wonderful day for their customers. It was exciting to see so many go home with new Husqvarna Viking accessories, Fab-U-Motions, Huskystar ER10 needle felting machines and plans to have the new top-of-the-line!

Abbotsford Canada show April 3-5 Herb in Columbus with Micah
We drove back to Cleveland so I could hop on a plane the next morning to travel to Abbotsford, Canada. Herb had planned to go with me, however, our son Herb and his wife asked him to come to Columbus to care for Micah age 10 while they went on a trip Herb Jr. had earned in his job. Herb and Micah had a fine time with a special lunch time at school, baseball tryouts, and more.

As we approached Abbotsford, the snow capped mountains were so fabulous I had to take a picture out the plane window to show you. Wow!

Abbotsford is very close to the United States line above Washington state and east of Vancouver, Canada. It is a farming community with quite a bit of development going on. There are ski lodges not too far away and I’d really like to go back to visit and spend some time seeing the sites of British Columbia!

The 16th Annual Sewing and Crafts Show brought people from great distances. Some flew in for the show, others drove. Below, this group of ladies enjoyed their day and kept track of each other with the bright orange berets they had knit. It seemed appropriate that I wear my “where’s Sue hat” too.
There was a great deal of interest in all Husqvarna Viking machines, sergers and products. My program was on the free stage and attended by large groups. They especially liked the needle felted embellishment with free motion and many of them bought Huskystar ER10 needle felting machines. There were quite a few people new to sewing looking for a machine and the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire series was perfect for them. Above, you see Judy owner of The Sewing Room, the Husqvarna Viking dealer at A Great Notion’s Quiltworks in Abbotsford,
B.C. demonstrating and selling Huskylock sergers. Their motto, A Quilt Store & Sew Much More!

I enjoyed meeting Della, the new owner of Sundrop Textiles Inc., the Husqvarna Viking Dealer in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Her store specializes in beautiful fabrics and classes on how to create fashion. The store motto “Let Sundrop keep you in stitches”!

From Canada, I stopped on the way home (it really wasn’t on the way at all!) to visit our youngest son Bruce and family in Simi Valley, California where little Brooke Elaine is three weeks old and now weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces. I just couldn’t go to Sweden for over a month without seeing our tenth grandchild first! Big sisters Amanda and Sage and I walked to the park for the afternoon while Mommy and Brooke took a nap! What fun. I also accomplished taking a picture of Brooke with her eyes open. She is the newest member of our growing family and soon I’ll be able to tell you about what I’m working on. This is something I know you will want to do for your family too! “Sew” much heritage and love!

I’m eager to get to Sweden tomorrow to sew again on the new Husqvarna Viking top-of-the-line and report back to you!

Until next time…..
Happy Sewing,


Debbie said...

Dear Sue,

You sure are a busy lady. Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful picture of your precious new granddaughter. Glad to hear that she is doing so well, and I hope she knows what a special Grandma she has. Happy travels. Debbie Z. from Cape Cod

judi R said...

Dear Sue
Yes, I am still "joyfully" getting on that plane next Saturday as you have told me it will make me happier as well as those around me. I truely enjoyed the time you spent in the Philly area with all of us at the Martha Pullen Extravaganza. Diets went out the window and sewing was so sew much fun. I have shown off my projects and will be earing my lace shaped top on this anticipated vacation.

Please come visit us at Stony Brook again soona nd bring you humor, inspiration, love and sewing too.

Judi Reiss. Yarley, PA

Kath Garvey said...

Dear Sue

I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying reading your Blog.
You amaze me with all the travelling you do.
Thank you for sharing a photo of your new granddaugher, she is gorgeous.
Hope you have a great time in Sweden
Kath Garvey UK

Kathy Trovesi said...

Dear Sue,
I am a new sewer and enjoy your show. Sometime your program coveres so much in so little time. This leaves me with, "how did they do that," type of questions. I wish you would slow just a tad.
Kathy Trovesi

butchieg said...

Dear Sue,
Thanks for the information on the new TOL that you have been giving us. I'm on the list to upgrade to the new TOL and I'm glad to hear my embroidery hoop investments will pay off with the new machine. Can you tell us if the SE's feet will also fit the new machine? I have LOTS of feet!
Lydia from Grapeview, WA