Category Archives: retreat

Retreat And Stash Report

Just got back from retreat this morning. I’m proud I didn’t buy any fabric at the garage sale, but sorry I didn’t finish anything for a bust. I would have bought fabric, but I put it off and other people … Continue reading

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For those of you that already saw this, I apologize. It’s time for me to link up my September A Lovely Year of Finishes goal. I wanted to get Joan’s Garden to the point where I could quilt it, which … Continue reading

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Thinking And Not Doing

I did not have a productive week. On the upside, I did not buy fabric. I looked over some purse patterns for my art quilt group’s pocket challenge. I chose thread to quilt Retro Charm, but didn’t have enough for … Continue reading

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Slow Week

I always have trouble restarting the sewing habit after going to retreat.  Something about sewing for twelve hours straight make me shy away for a few days. I laid out the kit blocks Sunday morning, but I forgot my camera … Continue reading

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Last Minute Packing

I leave for retreat tomorrow.  I usually know exactly what I’m taking and start packing the night before, but not this year.  Not sure what projects to take, not sure what to take for the snack table, not sure when … Continue reading

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Retreat Weekend

I’m off to retreat this afternoon.  It’s a beautiful day here with temps near 80 degrees.  I have to make sure I get out and walk along the lake while I’m there. I agonized over what to take with me … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Customer Service

Today I drove up to The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh, Michigan for a “Sew In”.  The shop opened its classroom space to anyone that wanted to come and sew for the day.  Since I didn’t go to retreat, I decided … Continue reading

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Not Quite Cobblestones

I needed a new project to shake things up a bit, so I made the first block for the quilt based on the Fig Tree Cobblestones pattern.            I changed the block construction to eliminate the Y seams.  … Continue reading

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Clothesline Hotpads

I made what I think is the last of these for now.            I’ve had a few comments from readers interested in making one.  The book is called It’s a Wrap:  Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets and Bowls by Susan … Continue reading

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Packing for Retreat

This is what I planned to take to retreat.             This is most of what I’m taking.  The Retro Charm quilt is still hanging on the design wall.  The Fig & Plum kit is under the big pile … Continue reading

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