It is time for my bi-annual Sewing Retreat! Yippeeeee! I am happy, my family is happy. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and the work go smoother. Or smoothly!
Funny word, retreat. So, I looked it up. I know how I intended to use it but I didn't want you to start running for the hills!
Word Origin & History
c.1300, from O.Fr. retret, noun use of pp. of retrere "draw back," from L. retrahere "draw back," from re- "back" + trahere "to draw" (see tract (1)). Meaning "place of seclusion" is from 1423; sense of "establishment for mentally ill persons" is from 1797. The verb is first attested 1422.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Actually, most of this definition pertains to my post. I am going to "draw back" - from the everyday so I can play and sew... and sew... and sew! And, it will be a "place of seclusion". Well, me and eleven other ladies sewing up a fabric storm. I'm a little concerned about the mention of the mentally ill persons. But, I have been called crazy before so, oh well - moving on!
So what's on my work desk this Wednesday? Putting together my "projects" for the retreat. I like to have as much cut out and bagged up with all the goodies I need. Then, I can get right to
work play! We arrive on Friday at noon, unpack everything, and go have lunch at the best little burger joint around. Check out my retreat posts and you will know how much fun I am in for! Go here, here, here, and here!
Lorene, our hostess with the mostest always has great projects ready for us which usually include the latest patterns and styles. This time we are focusing on knits! I was so thrilled when she emailed to let us know because, yes, I am afraid of knits and a little (a lot) intimidated by my awesome serger! And how ironic - Jenny of Sew Pretty Dresses just posted about the fear of knits yesterday! She gave some great tips on working with knits and included links to videos from Patty Young that were all quite encouraging and helpful. I must go forth, right?
Lorene will have the new modkid patterns by Patty Young available. I think I am going to try the Abigail pattern first. I bought some cute knits the other day and I'm sure Lorene will have Patty's fabrics for us as well.
Now if that isn't fun, what is? I will take lots of pictures and post when I return. You'll be jealous, I promise! Oh, and something fun is coming around the corner. Let's just say you can help me celebrate... more on that soon.
Have a great weekend,Pin It