Busy Busy little bees. Sew creative and talented.
Wednesday (10/17) was our last full day of sewing. Whayyyy. No I wasn't ready for it to end.
How about this Crown Royal Quilt by Diane D. Very cool. She started with about 4 blocks and went to town. She's another one of the gals to join our group on retreat.
That is a lot of cutting and sewing. I told her niece and my long time good friend who was with us that she should have asked her Aunt to make a quilt like this for her. Instead Sheryl is stuck with me and the fabric we bought. Sorry Sheryl, but it will be nice when we get enough bags and I stop going to the farm every weekend to check on the building process. I think she caught me talking about her and I snapped a pictured.
Sheryl is a first time retreater also. She doesn't quilt but she is a crafter and a cookie baker now.
She made this cute little forest gnome bottle topper by felting. She's also the one who made the decorative cookies that she is now selling. You can find her site Country Cottage by clicking here to get more info.
Sandy completed her quilt top and is pinning the batting and backing now. She going to hand quilt it. Wow. Turned out really pretty. She needs to be sure to share again when the quilting is done.
Oh my that's a lot on small strips to cut and sew back together but it turned out great.
I may have to get something like this when I'm ready to upgrade my folding cutting table that I bought from Joanne's ten years ago.
Pat finished her string quilt top. Love the colors. And then she proceeded to cut out a table runner. She put it on the design wall like this ........
She sat back and looked at it. (That's Cindy's top in the picture with Pat. Sew Pretty. She's gonna get it done!)
Since I don't think my Niece in Missouri has time to read my blog I'll post the picture of my version of Love Notes for my Great Niece who was born in May. When I got home that Friday I got it boxed up and sent to the quilt. So if any of the family sees this don't tell. She won't get it for another couple of weeks. Just got it back from the quilters and now I need to work on the binding in between packing so we can move one day soon.
Here's a couple of selfies with my quilty friends.
|Me and Donna Marie|
|Me and my new friend Barbara Kay|
|Me and Pat|
And here's a couple more finishes before we packed it up.
Jane complete this cute top. And her Lion Fleece tie quilt top below that. She's been very productive this retreat.
Great Job to all the Ladies!
Did I mention that for lunch/brunch/lunch we have to cook for ourselves. We'll the newbies stepped up to the plate and fed us so well. I mean really well. We may just volunteer them to cook at future retreats. LOL just kidding.
Thursday morning came and everyone started packing up and loading their cars. We had to be out by noon and I think I pulled out at 11:30. I'm usually the last one to leave to make sure nothing is left behind.
Parting is sweet sorrow Twelve Pines Retreat Center. Thank you Pamela Fernandez and hubby. We will be back! Totally enjoyed your place and hospitality.
My review mirror view. 😓
My car is packed and I was heading to Bryan/College Station to stay the night with Pamela (daughter) and what else but go out to the Rock'n K for my dose of building progress. So...... That's it for the retreat. Next one will be in March 2019. But there's plenty happening between now and then. LOL
Until next blog post.....