Yes, the retreat is over. It is done for another year! It was a wonderful time of sharing, quilting, laughing and laughing!
We played games! Instead of strip poker (See HERE) we used the LRC die and played with loonies (Canadian $1 coins). It was fun to the end. Then there was a scavenger hunt … looking for all sorts of things sewing and non-sewing related. One thing that we needed was a selfie of the team, taken in a car. Neither my partner or I had our own cars at the retreat. Much to the surprize of the owner, we hopped into the back of another car as she and her partner were getting out! We have a gift exchange at the retreat and played a game with each of us ending up with a gift we didn’t make.
One of my secret projects in the recent weeks was a snappy bag and a roll of toilet paper.
Both of these were embroidered on my embroidery machine. The toilet paper pattern is a free pattern from Kreative Kiwi: Christmas Blocks 2. Toilet paper has become smaller in recent years, so I needed to decrease the size to 95%. Kreative Kiwi also has a tutorial on how to embroider on toilet paper. If you use one of the patterns with eyes (santa, snowman, etc.) ensure that you add extra stabilizer or your machine will eat the toilet paper with the dense stitching of the eyes! (Don’t ask me how I know!)
Here is a slideshow of many of the projects that were worked on during the retreat. Also included are nature pictures (thank you Judy B!) that were taken during a walk on the grounds. You will also see 2 slides with all of the gifts exchanged by the group. There were lots of sewing projects, but also jams and relish that others had made! So fun!
I don’t have pictures of my finishes because I didn’t take any! 😦 … when I get around to unpacking, I’ll take pictures! Promise!
Island Batik “Piece of …” Blog hop
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Blog Hop roundup Week 3
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!
- Midweek Makers @ QuiltFabrication
- Wednesday Wait Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
- Andrée / Free Motion Mavericks @ Quilting & Learning – What a combo!
- Put your Foot Down @ For the Love of Geese
- My Bijou Life @ Creative Compulsions
- Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
- Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
- Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
- Off the Wall Friday @ Creations – Quilts, Art, Whatever
- Peacock Party @ Wendy’s Quilts and More
- TGIFF @ Jen’s Faith and Fabric