by mrskiki 28 Jan 2018

Since Wednesday I have been at a sewing retreat. We are at a Christian camp deep in the piney woods of East Texas. The group I came with is 8 other lovely, fun ladies from my town and we have helped and encouraged each other along all week. Here are some of the projects I finished, although I do have a couple that are not quite completed due to lack of a button on one and brought the wrong size form for another. I'd say it's been a very productive 5 days. Hugs.


by grossfamilie 29 Jan 2018

Amazing - you can be proud! Really wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing your ideas - Maria

by toogie 29 Jan 2018

What I want to know first, did you sleep? Five days and you got all this done! I want to go to this retreat next time!
Everything looks amazing! The FSL is GORGEOUS. Is it a trim or what will it be ?
What is the strip hanging at the bag bottom?
Gosh, I don't know which is my favorite but I suppose the FSL as I don't do FSL. Great work Nan!

pennifold by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Toogie, when you enlarge the picture it is a loop. I've got a bag like this so you can pass it through the loop. You gotta see one to understand what I mean!! Love Chris

mrskiki by mrskiki 30 Jan 2018

In all fairness I must say that I had everything cut and ready to sew when I got there. The fsl snowflakes are sewn onto netting, top and bottom, with clear poly thread and it is a table runner for my dining room. It is about 8 inch wide. The bag is a for up shopping bag and the loop is how it all holds together when folded. Why don't you do FSL? It is so much fun and not really difficult. Thanks for all your kind words.

by pennifold 29 Jan 2018

Nan, everything is stunning !!! I LOVE the FSL in picture 9, love Chris

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mrskiki by mrskiki 29 Jan 2018

Thanks Chris. I worked on the 50 snowflakes over the last year and finally was ready to put it all together. And the ladies all helped get the final layout just right.

by graceandham 28 Jan 2018

Oh my! That was quite a lot. I absolutely love the little monsters book pillow and the sweet prayer book pillow. Did everybody bring one design to teach or was there a teacher? Also, how did you accomplish the practicalities, such as meals...

mrskiki by mrskiki 29 Jan 2018

Everyone worked on their own projects. I had everything cut and embroidered ahead of time so all I did was sew. The camp provided our meals and coffee/tea/cocoa as well as flavored waters were available to us 24hrs. A lovely devotional each morning gave us a great start to each day.

graceandham by graceandham 30 Jan 2018

It sounds amazing.

by liliana1 28 Jan 2018

Very productive days, well done

by asterixsew Moderator 28 Jan 2018

What a great amount of work that you produced in the time you were away. Sounds as if you had fun too. Thanks for sharing

by dailylaundry 28 Jan 2018

Pretty pretty pretty!! You were so busy at your retreat - but oh, I bet it was tons of fun!! Well done!

by sonjapotgieter 28 Jan 2018

WWell done!!!Wow!!!All projects so Gorgeous!!!Love Retreats..Try never to miss them!!!

by crafter2243 Moderator 28 Jan 2018

That definitely was a very productive time. It sounds like so much fun. Love everything you created

by dragonflyer 28 Jan 2018

Wow...someone's been busy...I have not been to a retreat before...

by noah 28 Jan 2018

Wowwwwwwwww you sure made loads and they look wonderbar****hugs

by lilylady 28 Jan 2018

Aren't retreats fun! Great projects, love them all!