Friday 25 June 2021

Another retreat

 Yes, I'm going on another retreat this weekend.  This time it's for quilting.  I wasn't intending to go, but someone has had to pull out, and her place was up for grabs.  

As I said last week, it's winter here, and wet and cold, so I'd just be quilting at home all weekend anyway.  This way I get to do it with friends and see all the exciting things that they are making.

I'm not even sure what do at retreat yet.  Often I just take hand sewing because I can't be bothered lugging my sewing machine along. But also because I have so much hand piecing and applique to do.  I could pull out the Don't Leaf me applique quilt that I worked on at retreat a year ago.  It hasn't seen much daylight since then, so perhaps it deserves another outing.  

I'll also take Raindrops are Falling on my Head that I talked about last week.  It's a good opportunity to cut a lot more pieces and perhaps even hand sew some more rosettes together. 

I might take this drawer of gorgeous fabrics along and cut some blocks for my house quilt.  I've just noticed that the colours match the Raindrops quilt above and my Rebel Rebel cardigan below! I guess that says something about me.  

And I'll take my knitting too because it's easy to do if the light is poor or I want to relax in an armchair.  

So I've got plenty of options.  I'll report back next week on the retreat.  Will I sew much? Or will I just talk and enjoy the company of other quilters?

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Gretchen Weaver said...

I always think people who bring handwork to retreats always looks so calm and serene as they stitch. I hope you work on Don't Leaf Me part of the time, she's so pretty. I look forward to seeing all you accomplished in your next post, happy stitching and have a wonderful time at retreat!

Vicki in MN said...

Have fun at retreat no matter what you are working on!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Enjoy the retreat. You have plenty to work on if you want to switch gears. Knitting is always great because if it's a simple knit you can talk and knit, so just don't take anything too complicated, lol! Love those yarn colors.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I like what you are doing with Don't Leaf Me. Enjoy the week-end. I am slowly getting to where I can allow myself to start a new quilt! Hugs

Carol Andrews said...

I’m in love with the color palette you work with. Such happy, vibrant colors. Enjoy your retreat!

Turid said...

I love all your bright colors. But since you have winter, I linked a snowflake. Happy weekend!

Rebecca Grace said...

That Leaf Me applique project you're working on is just the most fabulous pairing of pattern and fabrics. It makes me want to chuck my many UFOs out the window and start a new project like yours immediately! Have a wonderful time at the retreat!

Lynette said...

Your projects are so pretty! I hope you had a wonderful time at the retreat.