ACK - where is the time going? I start to edit pictures and already had some edited from yesterday and then I was searching for stuff on the internet, making notes of things to do today and WHOA - where did the time go??? So I will show you what happened at the retreat over two days. Let me rephrase that - I will NOT tell you or show you what happened - I will just show you what people accomplished. We won't be sharing any secrets here!!!!!!!!!
It really was a productive retreat for some people. Myself? - I worked on FOUR different projects - one for each day. I got no where near finishing any of them, but I made significant advancement on all four and I am OK with that. But have a look at what some of the others accomplished............
|Katheleen was working on Circle of Life by Jacqueline de Jonge. She made significant progress as she now has all eight of those BIG arcs done!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Tish got a top together made with Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements line of fabric - I just LOVE that fabric!!!!|
|Claudette made two pillowcases|
|AND got her NON-PRECIOUS pieces made for our machine quilting design class|
|Lynn worked on her Vintage Moments and then made these blocks - I think she finished all the blocks???|
|Tish made this Jack-o-Lantern from Happy Hollow. Just needs to be embellished|
|Tish also made this flannel Hopscotch quilt|
|Sharron got a Chubby Charmer bag made|
|Claudette finished off a bag that she had started a while back|
|Mary worked on this orange quilt top and got it together - I just didn't get a picture of the final top.|
See what I mean - there was a LOT of stuff getting done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|These are the little cutouts from Sharron's bag. I rescued them (they have words on them) from the garbage!!!!|
|Gorgeous fall colours in a rare moment of blue sky. We had a lot of rain which suited us just fine|
|Do you think people have been forgetting their power cords????? New sign by the back door!!!|
|Here is a picture of Sue Polera - the owner (with her husband Tony) of Thimbles and Things in Orillia. Sue was the guest speaker at the guild meeting. If you are in Orillia - you MUST stop at the store. It is light, bright, full of inspiration and well there is never a dull moment when you visit. And Sue is an AWESOME lady!!!!!|
And now for our wild life segment of the retreat......................
|A rafter or gang of wild turkeys strolled right through the property. They seemed to be hanging out in the woods behind the house.|
|And what does one do when the wild turkeys are out????? You get your iPad out to take pictures.|
As usual we ate like queens at the retreat.
|See the table is all laid out ready for dinner. Ooops - that is just the desserts on the table!!!!!!!!!!! I was curious about the jars? What is in the jars????|
|It was dessert in a jar. Cherries or raspberries cooked with a chocolate base. YUM YUM!!!!!|
|And I made (from SCRATCH - I know - who knew) apple crisp. There wasn't much left after dinner! Always a good sign! Even Mary gave it the thumbs up!|
On that note - I am out of here for today. Got lots to do and I found a great quote about that yesterday which I will share as soon as I can find it again in the book I was reading.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!