Monday, November 5, 2018

Glenrose Retreat 2018

I have just had a week away with a mad bunch of ladies.  This retreat at Glenrose Patchwork is quite different to the one I do in August...but I still try to be prepped well and I try to make the most of the time away - that means late nights and not too much sleeping in.

I had a list of "To Dos" and was able to achieve almost all of it.
I've had to block out one - it's a secret project  - quite a time consuming one - I didn't finish it - I didn't expect to - but I made a lot of progress on it.

Here are a couple of finishes:

A small wall hanging with a stitchery from Natalie Bird.
(The stitchery was completed ages ago.)


I runner/topper for a set of drawers in our family room:

This one was an unplanned project.  This retreat is held at a Patchwork shop - very dangerous to the wallet!!!!    Quite a few of us made these reading pillows - the front of the pillow has a large pocket and you can add a few books and give it as a gift.
I fell in love with this greeny tree fabric and have a purpose for it early next year, so figured I would join in the fun.  It was very quick to make, just need a pillow now.

Another project I "finished" was to add the borders to my Holly Cottage Christmas Quilt.   I started this quilt as part of a Stitch-a-Long hosted by Fiona over here.
The quilt is designed by Michelle Ridgway and I have made many changes to her pattern.  I am sure she may want to thump me - but this is for my eldest daughter and she had a few requests - so the blocks got changed around a bit and we minimised the detail.  As much as the original design is gorgeous - I wanted this quilt to be for DD1. 
To take the photo I pinned it to a quilt on the wall - so ignore the blue and pink on the outer.  It stops at the bauble border.   I will be getting this quilted by someone so much better at quilting than me - so stay tuned for the finished quilt - before Christmas.

Just for the record, I also made an angel ornament, added ribbon to a towel and made a bag for the a charity project that Sunday Stitchers are doing.

I had a ball, I got so much done.  Thanks to the Tuesday girls who invite me along each year.  And a big thanks to De who did the driving - allowing me to crochet along the way and keep ridiculously late nights!







8 comments:

  1. Lots done, looks like a great time was had...

    Hugz

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  2. Great finishes Susan and we did have a great time.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful week, and lots of lovely finishes! xx

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  4. A wonderful week at retreat and you finishes lots of projects as well as a new one.
    Love your version of Michelle's Christmas Cottage.

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  5. You were on fire Susan. I am thrilled that you have made Holly Cottage just the way you wanted and that it will be loved and apart of it's owners Christmas xxx

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  6. Lots of beautiful finishes Susan ,love your xmas quilt ,Michelle would be very happy to see it done so beautifully,i love your changes. What a wonderful group to be away with,glad you had so much fun.

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  7. It does look like you had a great retreat - what a good feeling to get lots of things ticked off your list! Good to see your Holly Cottage quilt getting closer to a finish.

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  8. Looks like a great retreat - although having it in a patchwork shop seems like a dangerous plan! Great work ticking so much off your list x

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