Well, I am on leave from work - I should have had a very productive day....but you know how it is when you have plenty of time - you get nothing done!!! I did make a quick trip to a patchwork shop...one fat quarter purchased...and I did finish my book....but not much else...during the day. Tonight - with FNSI to motivate me - I did some tracing ready to sew on Sunday - I printed off the August Gail Pan stitcheries - only to discover I hadn't even traced the July ones...so now I'm up to date and plenty to sew on Sunday and at night. I hope everyone else was a bit more productive. Thanks Wendy for the kick in he butt motivation!
Every August the Loose Threads group head off to retreat at Mt Alford. These days - as we have to have a minimum of 12 - we invite some friends to tag along. Some years - like this one - some of the "founding members" are not joining us for various reasons....but sew, laugh, chat, eat and maybe carry on a bit - we will!!! Naturally, preparations have been in place for a while - well in my case "the list" has been created, scrawled on, mislaid, re written any number of times - but it is now set in concrete (well in ink) and recorded in my "Retreat' notebook. This is the list.
This is the collection of "stuff" - the projects anyway.
The sewing gear is organised, but I'm not packing it up yet - I still have time to sew before loading the car. Whether or not I do is questionable. I love getting away to sew - even if it is just a day - but for 5 days - oh - wonderful!!!! I'm lucky to be able to go to more than one retreat - but this one is very special. This is our 12th year but some of us have been going to a retreat since 2003. The countdown has been going for a while - but tonight (Monday) it's only
A great way to finish off the working week - a cyber sewing party!! I made another taggie for a friend of DD1 - it took me a few attempts to get one that looked OK enough to gift - it is obvious that I am no good with 2 layers of minkee so its one minkee and one flannel going forward. I've also been told that the ribbons I was using frayed very quickly - so not more of that stuff - now using the grainier ones and lots of ric rac.
I love this minkee I picked up recently at half price. I also prepped two pieced blocks for my Jingle All the Way quilt - I hope to work on that when I'm on retreat....7 sleeps to go!! (and only 3 work days....)
I have a sewing day tomorrow (Saturday) as well, so more sewing is on the horizon. Thanks Cheryl for hosting us again - no matter where you are at the moment!!