WOW --- we had such a riot at the Virtual Retreat. As usual, they kept me up later than I normally do, and after sewing all day, I was exhausted. I had to FORCE myself to stay awake to finish up the last of my project. But so much fun and so much more interesting to sew with others than to sew alone. Thanks to everyone who stopped in to sew or just to say hi!!!
Over and over, I heard the same thing, "I got SO MUCH done!" And that was the same for me - just wait for it.
But here's the "bad" thing that happened. As we were getting ready to sign off, we checked the dates for the next Virtual Retreat, which are September 25 and 26. That's a LONG way off, so we decided that we could have a Virtual Retreat pretty much any day that we wanted! So we're going to have another one on Labor Day Weekend. It will be SUNDAY night (September 5) from 6 - 9 and MONDAY (all day from 10 - 8).
YES -- this will overlap on my regular Monday sewing group, but a lot of Monday people come to the Virtual Retreat, and they can stay longer if they want. It's all becoming one big happy family!
I'm just going to say that I have the best sewing friends around!!! What fun!!! I can't wait to do it again. Well, I get to this morning as I sew with the Monday group.
The other "bad" thing that happened yesterday was discussing what's coming up that I'm teaching. Everyone wants to know what I'm teaching. I'll be doing two bigger projects starting in January, and I'll share those with you in a few days, but I have other projects that people want to make!!! Oh boy!! So if there's something you'd like to learn and it's not on my schedule, let me know, and we'll add it to the mix!!!
And YES -- I got stuff done yesterday that I would NOT have gotten done without the distraction of the conversations.
My scrap box was getting a tad full - it's time to do something about that.
|The overflowing scrap box|
|Three more pet mats - DONE|
|My traced maple leaf shapes|
|My stems for the leaves|
|The window is cut from the fusible shapes|
|Fusing the leaves to the wrong side of the fabric|
|All seventeen leaves are ready to fuse to the background|
|My cubby for the fusible web is empty|
|My fusible products|
|My pressing guide for hems|
|Economizing the space in the closed cabinet|
|The mess on the desk|
|More junky stuff is now hidden|
|Stuff to deal with - yes - even Murphy!|
|A slightly less messy desk|
|Murphy and her toy boxes|
|Can I go for a walk?|