I love sewing retreats. They are the best! Good food, good friends, good laughs and I always get loads done. While I didn't get a chance to post pictures while I was at the retreat - I did take lots of pictures. Here's a look at what I accomplished over the five days.
Oh yes - I had to repack the car with all that panic packing that took place before I left. I didn't really buy anything, but the car seemed much fuller on the way home.
|The back was filled|
|The rear seat was filled|
|And even the front seat was filled|
Good thing I went by myself in the car!!!!
And who did I go with?????
|Elaine, Susan, Ronda, Lynn, Katheleen, Maria, Vivenda and Paula|
You should have seen us - we had the ironing board in the driveway since I had forgotten to take the tripod for the camera! It worked perfectly. And thank goodness for taking TWO pictures since I had my eyes shut in the first one.
|Tablerunner number one - DONE|
|Tablerunner number two - DONE|
|Tablerunner number three - DONE|
These were all cut out and partically sewn together. Just no time to finish them until now. I have the binding fabric and the backing fabric in my bag for tomorrow at Monday to get that part ready!
I made 14 witch legs. This is for a project started years ago. I had forgotten to take a pair of clamps to help turn the legs inside out, but found a pair at Fabricland. I think a few of the others went to purchase a pair for themselves. So while chatting to Carol, I managed to get all the legs turned and pressed!!!
|14 witch legs - DONE|
|Got part of the blocks done as well|
|The rest of the blocks!|
|My prototype block!!!|
|Completed an everyday tote bag - except for the bottom insert as I had forgotten to take fabric with me|
|Made 19 disappearing four patch blocks|
|We filled one pet mat with scraps - it's now serged shut!|
I completed about 35 of these scrappy bright blocks. Again - I ran out of fabric. But more brights are in the cutting bag and then I'll be ready for the next sewing day/retreat!!
|Scrappy bright blocks!|
|Made a LOT of die cut snowflakes - thanks to Susan! Notice my Vanna - Little Sammy!|
|Added the binding and machine stitched it to FOUR of the play mats!!!!|
Whew - that doesn't seem like a lot, but some of those things took a LONG time to sew, trim and tidy up threads, etc.
We all had a great time - I'll post pictures of what the others did later this week. It took me a LONG time to unpack the car and I'm still unpacking and sorting the bags.
Have a great day!!!!!