Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day Retreat at The Cabin

A group of talented ladies joined us at The Cabin for a full day of sewing, food and fun. 

Allow me to introduce them to you...
Here's Joan sewing strips together for a border. 
Linda was working on a very intricate foundation pieced pattern.  She stuck with the project for most of the day and got a lot accomplished. 
Judi was here working on a wonderful quilt for her son.  She nearly finished quilting her quilt.  Way to go Judi.
 Mariann, she loves embroidery.  She wouldn't let herself do any until she finished all her Christmas gifts.  So she got busy and made a couple of quilts, some pillow cases and more.  Let's see if she gets to do any embroidery...
Leslie also brought Christmas projects to work on.  She finished several zippered bags for the people on her Christmas list.
 Ellen was having fun working on a couple quilts for some very special children on her Christmas list.  Check out that radiant smile.

After working on her quilt Judi switched to a smaller project.  This project is a pin cushion and thread catcher that I designed for the TopStitchers club called Notions of Spring.  
Here's Joan pressing one of her lovely blocks.
Linda working on a quilt top.
Bernie giving some technical advice to Judi regarding tension.  Look at that focus.
Here's Leslie with her zippered bags.  I bet you all wish you were on her Christmas list.  I want one.
Here's Linda showing her quilt top.  I love the colours.
Check it out...Mariann is embroidering.  She was able to finish all her Christmas gifts.
Ellen with one of the quilts she was working on. 
And at the end of the evening here's Mariann and Linda.  The embroidery project Mariann was working on is amazing.  When she finishes the project I'll post a picture of it.  She was working on blocks that are foundation pieced with her embroidery machine.  Mariann teaches embroidery and will be teaching here at The Cabin in 2012. 

We had a wonderful day.  I only wish I had taken pictures of the food Bernie prepared. I'll make sure to take photos at the next retreat. 

Happy Stitches.

1 comment:

  1. It was a wonderful day! Such a beautiful setting, awesome food,great company,and a full day to sew without interruptions... Can't wait to do it again:) Leslie