Sewing Retreat

I love to sew, but with young children, it is hard to find time in my schedule.  I am not that good at it that I can pick up and start sewing from my last attempt.  I have to go back over the directions and figure out where I was when I left off and then by the time I do this someone needs me and the cycle starts all over again!  After many attempts to get some sewing done, I have given up unless I have some simple mending to do.

However, my sewing group does a couple of day retreat every so often.  My husband is awesome and allows me to go on these retreats.  He just took off two days of work so that I could go on a 4 day retreat with my sewing ladies.  I love to sew.  I’m not that good at it, but I love getting together and sewing, eating, and conversing with my friends!

We drove to a sewing retreat house a couple of hours away.  It had room for 10 people.  It also had tables for each person, a fully functional kitchen, 2 bathrooms etc.  We had 8 ladies all together.  We each brought 2 dishes to share.  However I think we all brought a few extra goodies.   We had plenty of food, too much really.  We ate and laughed, and sewed for 2 1/2 glorious days!

I got 2 projects done in the first day and a half.  It was awesome.  I even ran out of things to do for a moment, but one of my sewing ladies went through her stash and pulled out some of the cutest fabric for a baby blanket for our new baby.  In just a matter of a few minutes I had hours and hours of work to do to make a very cute baby blanket.  It is  green and pink and very cute.  I am doing a disappearing nine patch.  So cute.  I will show you a picture of it when I get it done.  Be warned…it may be a while.

Here are some pictures of the weekend.

Jean hard at work making a project for her soon-to-be grandson.

Millie sewing a baby blanket too!

Sharon, Marlene, and Bobbi checking out the food.

Donna cooking up a storm!

My coffee-themed table runner. I can’t believe I got it finished!

The dessert table.

A handmade doll that Jean made.

Sharon working on a Super Queen sized Christmas quilt.

Heidi our only non-sewer. She is a scrapbooking queen. She was just as busy as we were.

What a fun weekend.  I can’t wait to do it again!

2 thoughts on “Sewing Retreat

    • Thank you Jill. It is nice to document our lives a little. Sometimes I feel like we don’t get anything done or have any fun. When I look back, I see that we do a lot that I have forgotten!

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