Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sewing retreat

Just about a half hour ago I arrived home from my 2 night retreat with my son's fiancé's mom. What a beautiful peaceful place it was, our little cabin on the lake. We were about an hour from home and had no TV, radio, phone or Internet. It was blissfully quiet. This was the view I looked at while sewing.

The cabins had a large living room/kitchen and two bedrooms with comfortable beds.

I'm the supposedly an experienced quilter and Glenda is the beginner, but she brought more supplies than me! We had some good laughs over the things I forgot. Have a look at this next photo, tee hee!

I forgot the little box that clips onto the front of my machine and had to jerry rig a platform so I could sew. It's not normally on my machine since my husband built the table to set in the machine flush so I completely forgot it when I packed up.
Of course all my feet were in there too, but luckily Glenda also has a Pfaff so I borrowed.
We planned to make 4 Xmas placemats each but neither one of us had enough fusible web. There was enough for us to do one each. Also, we had forgotten a natural muslin for the face, so we tea died a white piece.
Luckily, we each brought fabrics to do a table runner but when I got out the directions, somehow I'd managed to bring only the first of two pages. We had the cutting directions but not the sewing directions. This normally wouldn't be a problem for me; however, this particular runner had a bit of a trick to it. Together we managed to figure it out.

Luckily, we each brought fabrics to do a table runner, but when I got out the directions, somehow I'd managed to bring only the first of two pages. We had the cutting directions but not the sewing directions. This normally wouldn't be a problem for me; however, this particular runner had a bit of a trick to it. Together we managed to figure it out thank goodness!
Can you guess which projects are mine?

Despite all our (my) forgetfulness, we managed to get some projects done. We slept wonderfully and ate well with little prep as we cooked our dishes before we left. Wel'll be doing it again and maybe even 3 nights next time.

I even squeezed in a little time on the front deck yesterday for a little watercolor sketch.

Oh yippee, I just got an email that I won this weeks prize, a screen printing kit by Inksations, for my quilting story on Canadian Quilt Talk, It is in the Quilter's Corner at Canadian Quilt Talk which can be found on I Tunes.
Here is the link to the Facebook page:

Canadian Quilt Talk

I'm connecting to the Needle and Thread Network today. There are lots of fiber related blogs to visit.

6 comments:

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, Holly! And your watercolour is wonderful!

Monika Kinner-Whalen said...

Your watercolor is SO pretty!! And I do adore Canadian Quilt Talk Radio. Brandy Lynne rocks. What a great host!

Wendy said...

Lovely post! Lovely watercolour! Fun projects. I think your Santa has the bright green background and your table runner is the Halloween one with the purple and bright green.
Congratulations on your win.
Was your cottage up past my place?

Lorette Cole said...

Beautiful watercolor and looks like a fun time despite the forgotten items. What a great spot!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Sounds like you had a blast Holly!! Nice projects

Regina said...

Congrats on the win, and on having a friend to go on a retreat with. And how nice that you too forget things....