Just how much fun can 23 women have who are isolated from the rest of the world with fabric, thread, machines, patterns and someone to cook for them three meals a day? TONS! The retreat was great and over all too soon. This is the view from the lodge where we did our sewing. The pond was frozen over every day, but we were warm and toasty all day in the lodge with a nice big fire in the fireplace.
I workd on my grandson Levi's quilt - its a Buggy Barn Patthern and was the first one of their patterns I tried. I was so excited that I got the quilt top finished. The bones, nose and eyes are all machine applique using ultrasuede and really make for a fun quilt. Now to get it quilted. His birthday is March 17.
I also worked on Gail Pan's Christmas Wish. I know most of you have that one finished. I traced these off for my mom to work on and she did get started but did not finish, so I am finishing them up for her. They were kind of bittersweet to work on - I love the patterns and enjoy the stitchery and its special as my mom started them, but I sure miss her and wish she were here to finish them.
And speaking of stitcheries - look at the elegant snowflake that Mary was working on. These are napkins - but who would dare to use such a lovely work of art?
I hope you all have a great week and thanks for stopping by,