Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Back From Retreat

Well I think I'm finally getting caught up on life from being away on my retreat. I had so much fun. There were 8 of us who attended, 6 who stayed overnight and 2 who came during the day. We spent a lot of time sewing, giggling, eating chocolate, drinking wine and having an overall good time. I think I only got about 6 hours of sleep each night, if that.

I worked on nearly all of the projects I brought with me. I trimmed all of the HSTs I have made for my Football Depression blocks. I started strip piecing the pieces for my doll quilt. I made 24 9-patches for a scrap quilt. I spent about 4 hours working on redwork.

In the completed top department I put the borders on my Stairstepper Quilt and on my Tea Time Splash quilt.



My surprise project came out great. I used the Wicked Easy quilt pattern and put together this queen size top. I'm calling it Wicked Girly. The photo doesn't do the quilt justice. I need to adjust the settings on my camera. I'm going to use the quilt when DH is travelling. Stay tuned to see the backing fabric.


We had so much fun. I checked with Sister Theresa and we were able to get the center the weekend of December 18 - 21, 2008. Yup, that's right, 2008. The Center is so popular and will be closing in 2009. We get the distinction of being the last group to stay at the Center. We are so excited.

I'll post some more photos later. I still need to finish unpacking and get back into the real world!

19 comments:

Gail said...

Boy, you were productive and made some neat tops. Good going.

Carole said...

Sounds like a productive and fun weekend! I've never been to a retreat. My guild only does day retreat and due to surgery I wasn't able to attend any of them. Well perhaps next year. I've only recently joined! Take care!

swooze said...

Great progress! I so need a retreat!

Susan said...

You got a lot done! In the midst of having all that fun. =)

Susan said...

What happened to your picture on the webring logo? I had a really hard time finding it!

Morah said...

Glad your back and had a good time. Now you have to go back to work. Isn't that the worst part of retreat????!!!

Cheryl said...

Love the quilts...great progress!

Marisa said...

You're a fast quilter! Impressive!!

Linda said...

Glad you had such a fun time at retreat, and you made such great progress. Home now for a rest....

Dordogne Clare said...

Wow did you do alot. I love Wicked Girly and looking forward to seeing what you are going to do on the back.

Rose said...

Retreats sound like so much fun!!! next year i have decided to join a quilting group as both kids will be at school and wonderful friendships can be formed....ur tops look fantastic, well done!!!

Patti said...

It sounds like you guys had a marvelous retreat. You've certainly been exchanging private jokes on stashbusters LOL! Retreats are absolutely the best! I'm going to two in late October and early November and already I can hardly wait!

Norma said...

Nice finishes on your retreat! This was a very productive time for you. By the look of the number of UFOs I still have, I think I need to find a retreat somewhere so that I can get some things finished! *LOL*

Finn said...

Hi Sweet Pea, what a great retreat!! Sounds absolutely perfect, a great time and lots done!
I love the quilts you finished up, and have to say that I scrolled down to the secret project fabrics you took with you, and your Wicked Easy Girly Quilt MUST be gorgeous! The fabrics are just delightful in a better color picture..*VBS*
I look forward to more pictures. Hugs, Finn

Lisa K. said...

Paula - Lisa from the Doll Quilt Swap here:

I sent your partner info on the 19th to your comcast address. I just re-sent it tonight. Please contact me if you have not received it (you might want to check your bulk-mail folder?).

Judy said...

I'm glad the retreat was such a success! I truly wanted to join you and thought of you during the weekend - Saco sounds like a wonderful place for such an event! You were certainly productive and it had to have been a great time!

Nicole and Phil said...

Great work on your quilts on your retreat!
Well done, I hope they are quilted and used very soon!

Rhonda said...

Wow! You got alot done. Love all your work. Can't wait to see more.
Where is your group retreating in 2008?

Carol E. said...

I love that bargello-type top you made! Thanks for visiting my blog (Giraffe Dreams). The retreat I went to was in Alexandria, MN. We stayed at Pilgrim Point on Lake Ida.