Friday, March 19, 2010

I'll be back soon, ya hear!

By the time you read this, I will be on my way to my fourth sewing retreat!  Woo hoo!  Don't get me wrong, I will miss the family very much, but... I gotta sew people!  I mean, SEW!  24-7 kinda sewing!  And, if you read this post, you'll understand why.  

This time, I'm better prepared.  Usually, I get there, visit with the retreat owners Bill and Linda, stake out my bed, get all my goodies laid out and in order at my sewing spot (yes, I'm territorial that way), rummage through all the cool new things Lorene has brought for us, purchase a new pattern  or two and some fabric, etc. (well, duh!), read through the new pattern (several times as I am pattern-challenged), cut out the pattern, cut out the pieces, and then begin sewing! By this time the other ladies are finishing up completed smocked dresses and the like!

Lorene has lots of great projects and techniques planned for us and I tried to pick projects that will incorporate what she'll be teaching us.  It is wonderful to try new techniques or ones that I'm to chicken to do on my own as Lorene is there to help us.  She is a wealth of sewing experience and inspiration!

I have already cut the pieces and bagged them up with the notions, thread, ribbons, etc.  I may even do some pre-sewing to get a jump on some of it so hopefully I can have several projects completed when I come home.  I seem to be the world's slowest seamstress, so maybe that will help!

Here are some of the fabrics I will be using.  I'll be sewing two top and Capri sets, a skirt and appliqued t-shirt, and finishing up a few skirts and tops.  Well, aren't I optimistic?!!

It's going to be fun, fun, fun!  (My non-sewing, even non-crafty friends, heaven forbid think I'm a dork.  Whatevah!)  I'll be heading out early Friday morning and will post when I get back!  Have a great weekend!

Happy Sewing!

Mona Pin It


  1. Wow this sounds like so much fun!! Have a great time and can't wait to see what you accomplished at your retreat!

  2. Mona, I am screamingly jealous!! Have a marvelous time sewing your brains out!! And I can't wait to see what you come home with.

  3. Mona it sounds like you are one busy gal, but retreats are sooo much fun!!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment.
    I really do love and appreciate the time people take t visit other blogs, it is so heart warming to know there are others going through similar things!!!
    Margaret B

  4. Sounds like an enjoyable weekend. If you can accomplish any of what you listed, then you are definitely not challenged in any way when it comes to sewing. I, on the other hand, can't make a button stay on. Have a great time! :) Tammy

  5. So fun to meet you this weekend!! Your projects were fabulous! I am about to go to bed... haven't gone to bed before midnight in years. I am exhausted! BTW, your blog is just precious!

  6. Pretty fabrics! I'm jealous you get to go to sewing retreats!