At last - some show n tell from the retreat! Do you want to see what the others were working on? Of course you do!
Never ceases to amaze me how creative everyone is, how cool their projects are and OH MY - how many of them I have half started or even worse - almost done!
Katheleen did a great job of finishing these fabric tubes. She started the project a while back. We won't mention any dates. Not only did she finish the fabric tubes, but she managed to get them all sewn together. It is supposed to make a purse or a bag. However after all that work, I think she was going to bind it as is and use it as a splash of color as a table runner in her house or it would also make a good rug!!!!
|Is it a table runner, is it a bag, is it a rug?|
Funny how someone will bring a pattern into a sewing group and then everyone has to make it! That's what happened with the ironing caddy. Not sure who started the trend, but before the weekend was out, there were four caddies made!!! Let'see - that would be Lynn's on the left, then hmmmmm - not sure whose the dark one is, maybe Vivenda?, then Maria (of course it matches her other sewing accessories and I think she made it a while back) and then Kathleen or is that Paula on the other end?
|A gaggle of ironing caddies|
The next thing was to make this sewing machine skirt. Katheleen had one, but it wasn't long enough to tuck under the end of her sewing table, so she made a new one. That's a BIG sewing machine skirt and LOADS of pockets to hold stuff.
|Sewing machine skirt - Katheleen|
|One more that was made at the retreat - Vivenda|
|Maria made hers a while back|
Paula was busy with a couple of small projects. Love the scissor fabric.
|Wall Hanging - Paula|
|Table Runner by Paula|
|Vivenda's gorgeous bed quilt|
And what would a retreat be like without finding some plasticore!! I mean seriously - we needed it for the bottom of those baskets. I was driving around a corner and spotted someting on the side of the road. When it was determined that we needed plasticore, I zipped out in the car (no bike to haul it to the retreat house this time!) and VOILA - plasticore. It had been a sign advertising their winter carnival in Orillia!!!!
This piece was a bit beat up - looked like someone took pot shots at it or maybe hail???? Anyway - we just needed some small pieces and it worked just fine!!!! I had the craft knife and tape with me to finish it off.
I've been up for hours and finished off another tote bag (the one that Ronda has her eye on) and another basket and got a quilt ready to be quilted. There is absolutely NO time to waste. Besides - that means that TWO more projects are completely done and one more will be by the end of today!!!!
On that note - I'm off to finish quilting that quilt - it will take a very short time. I'll explain that one later.
Have a great day!!!!