(Sorry this is a long post)
This is the 7th year my patchwork group have gone away as a group - just us - for a retreat. We usually start sewing Friday after lunch - this year some got a head start! We stop about the same time on the following Tuesday - although not everyone gets to stay that long - and combined with Wednesday being a public holiday for Brisbane - and I don't work Thursdays, it seems only sensible that I take Friday as leave. So when I get back - I just keep sewing . . . until Sunday night. So that's almost 10 days of sewing!!!! Yippee!!!
I am not a big photographer and I haven't in the past kept notes about what I did when ...so sometimes its hard to work out when I started a project. I am getting better and my blog does make some of that easier. So - expect details. - ie lots of words and lots of pictures this time.
Friday lunch - certainly the "quaintest" pub I have ever been to. But the food is great.
and a huge plate of crumbed lamb cutlets
We have arrived - our first job - is to write each project we hope to work on / finish to whatever stage we plan - on post-its. Each person has a different picture on their post its and they are placed on the left hand side of the white board.
Some people bring oodles of small projects...[You will read about Miss High Achiever in the following posts - you will see all the pink post its...]. Some concentrate on larger ones so only have a few tickets. There is no prize - it's just a game.
(If you know anything about Agile Software Development - someone created a brilliant idea of creating a storyboard where each item that has to be completed in a sprint (ie a portion of the time allowed to finish the big project) had a ticket with an avatar on it. Well DUH Mr Agile - we have that covered without the text book instructions and fancy names.. And funnily - there is no prize when we follow this Agile process at work either...-...sorry - just having a little dig here.)
So here is the Starting Point:
Here we are working hard:
And by "lights out" - which is whenever the last person gives up - tonight this was taken at 11.45pm - this is where we are at: