Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Retreat 2011 - Part 1

Wow, where do I begin?  This is the first time in two weeks that I've been able to sit down to post about our fall sewing retreat.  I think I can speak for all of us Southern Sewin' Sistahs - we had a great time!  Here's a recap:

Brenda, Sherrie, Mary Lynn, Janice, and me.  We have lots of room to spread out all our machines and stuff - and we take advantage of every inch.  We get right to work fun!  And, this group of gals never ceases to amaze me with the lovely and creative things they sew.  I learn something from them every trip.  Some of their finished projects:

I L.O.V.E. this combination of fabric that Mary Lynn put together! 

Janice whipped up some matching doll dresses for her granddaughters.  And I got a pair of those cute little pants that were "messed up".  Pshhhhh.  My daughter thought they were awesome!

Janice's "Cuppycake" dresses she made for her grandaughters.

 Pajamas from Janice!

And a sweet little coat that Sherrie sewed.
Brenda, how did I not get any photos of your projects?  Oh pooh.  I'm sorry!  She made the cutest little jacket that looked so difficult to me.

This was by far my most productive retreat.  I finished three top/skirt sets, a dress for my daughter, and a matching dress for her American Girl doll.  I was a happy lady!  The first one was made using Simplicity's #2171, Indygo Junction's Dolly Dress-up pattern, and Bari J's technique (or my attempt at it) from her book Inpsired to Sew.  I just love this book and can't wait to work on my daughter's quilt using some more of her techniques.


I made two sets of this little duo for my daughter and a friend of her's for "Twin Day" at school.  Big hit, big smiles.  I ended up making another shirt for a third friend and my daughter said, "I can't wait for the three of us to be twins!"  Love her.


And I finished this set for my daughter's best buddy.  I had promised a skirt with this sweet pink trim for some time and was glad to be able to hand it to her finally!  Can you tell I enjoyed the free-motion technique?  I'm hooked!


Of course, besides sewing... we eat ... and eat.  Some of Linda's southern good cookin':


Her puffy pancakes were to-die-for with fresh raspberries and blueberries, powdered sugar, and syrup.  She made my favorite - sausage bread, with a frittata and baked fruit.  I don't know how we ever get anything done. After her meals, I just want to go nap.  I'm stuffed and all warm and fuzzy!

In the next post, I'll tell you about a little field trip we took!  Thanks for coming by!
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1 comment:

  1. Wow Mona!! You got so much done! And everything is beautiful too! Someday I want to go on a sewing retreat and get lots done! Fun!