Sunday, January 10, 2010

Quilting in the Woods 2010


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,
Teresa

17 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

I'm so happy that you had a good time at the retreat Teresa. And I think it's wonderful that you're finishing your mother's projects -- isn't that what every quilter wishes for -- someone to finish those things that they ran out of time on?

kjquilts said...

Love your puppy dog quilt! Sounds like fun was had by all. I have those stitcheries finished but not set into a quilt. Yours will be a loving memory...

Quilt crazy said...

Sounds like a perfect get away with all you have been through these past months. I've traveled a similar path this past year with the loss of my mom-in-law, cleaning out her house,ect. So gald that you were able to enjoy this time! I appreciate your comments at oregonquilt.blogspot.com!

Carol said...

Sounds like the retreat is just what you needed...love the puppy quilt...the ultra suede is perfect. He'll love it!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Oh, how I wish I could have gone....maybe next year. At least there wasn't snow and ice this year!

Carol in Rock Hill, SC said...

Glad to see you back blogging! I am also happy that the retreat was such a good time for all. Love ya!

Ellen said...

Welcome home, Momma!! Levi's quilt looks great! It's perfect for him. :) Love you!

Purple Pam said...

I am so glad you had such a good time at retreat. It was just what you needed. Your puppy quilt is darling. I am happy to see you are blogging again.

em's scrapbag said...

Sounds like tons of fun. I would love to go on a retreat! Your grandson's quilt is adorable.

Kathy said...

Sounds like the retreat was fun. I love Levi's quilt. I know what you mean about working on your Mom's stuff being bittersweet. My mom was a quilter and when I use some of her things, it is, like you say "bittersweet".

belinda said...

Wow...what a great time I know you all had....and you will feel sooo
wonderful about those projects of your mother when you get them all finished!!!

Jackie said...

I just LOVE the puppy quilt! How cute! I'm going to have to look for that one.

I can't imagine such beautiful napkins actually being used during a meal. They are just gorgeous!

DeAnna S. said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. I've never been on a retreat but am looking forward to my first one. Your quilt turned out great. Well done!

*karendianne. said...

Oh no those doggies are so cute I have to have them. Ohhh no! Oh dear. ...and to think I don't do that sort of work. Lordy bee Miss. *karendianne. You should learn new things so you can do something as wonderful and Teresa.

My friend, thanks for sharing these photos of the lovely retreat. Great spot there inside the warm lodge by the roaring fire.

Leanne said...

Sounds wonderful a log fire to sit and stitch by. Love the dog quilt.

Jane said...

Those embroidered blocks are absolute treasures. I wish you many pleasant memories with each stitch you put into them. What a great place for a retreat and a rejuvenating time to do it. Blessings to you, Teresa

Melody said...

Nothing like a stitching retreat with your friends.