Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Beginnings...

As the title suggests changes have occurred in my life since I last posted. 
A trip of many miles found me thinking that maybe I can get over motion sickness.  I found that if I kept focused first on winding the wool, then on my knitting and didn't look up, I was able to knit in the car after all. Ahhh sweet success!

 At the beginning of July I attended The Cloth Shop retreat at Edenvale for five wonderful days of quilting, lively chatter, eating and relaxing.  It was the best retreat ever.  I even finished my Mom's quilt top.  She loves chickens and lives at Crooked River Ranch so this is called Ranch Chicks.  Now just to get it quilted.

Upon returning home from the retreat I started packing up my studio and all other household items in preparation for moving to a beautiful home with studio in South Surrey. 

In the middle of July I attended the Class of 1981  Sam Barlow High School reunion.  I had a wonderful evening catching up with friends. Photos can be viewed on my Face Book page Shelley Scott Tobisch.

Three days after the reunion I drove back down to Portland, OR  to attend the Sock Summit with Brenda, my quilting and knitting buddy.  We "Had the Time of our Lives" joining in with hundreds of knitters for a Flash Mob outside the Oregon Convention Center...I felt so knotty.  You can see the video on my Face Book page or Google Sock Summit Flash Mob. 

We also attended knitting classes and thoroughly enjoyed a class with Mary Scott Huff learning how to knit stranded color work socks.  Mary was both entertaining and very informative.  I highly recommend her to anybody who wants to learn stranded color work.  A brilliant and talented lady.

Now back at home with no plans to travel for a bit I'm working on getting home and studio organized.

There is a large class room area here and day retreats will be offered soon.  The retreats will include coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, lunch, learning, fun and much more in a relaxed atmosphere.  The grounds are beautiful.  People are encouraged to take breaks, walk around, get some fresh air and enjoy a day of quilting.

I'll post more information as soon as the schedule is complete.  If you would like to inquire about the retreats please email me at littleoakpattern@gmail.com or call me at (604)506-0241 I look forward to hearing from you.

September is quickly approaching and now may be the time to think about getting your sewing machine serviced.  You can contact Bernie at (604)505-9287  He will be happy to set up a time to service your sewing machine in your own home.

Happy Quilting.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your summer was really great - I'm going to have to try that sock knitting one of these days! And your new place looks just BEAUTIFUL...can't wait for a retreat! See you next month at TS club...Leslie