We've had a busy old time since I got back home from retreat, but I did have the chance the other day to pull out the projects I worked on while over there.
I was really lucky that Sue lent me her machine - I thought she was bringing a second machine but no, she'd decided to mostly hand sew.
She put her time to great use and here is one of the Old Time Kaleidoscope blocks she completed.
I hadn't planned my retreat sewing very well and only had time to throw a few close-to-hand project boxes in my case before leaving home.
I spent the first half of retreat working on my Whimsical Woodland mystery quilt from last year. All the stitcheries were done but little else. Lots of cutting, piecing and more cutting yielded a pile of the filler blocks.
I got to the stage where I needed to lay it all out to work out my colours - I didn't have enough room, so packed it up. So glad of the progress made though.
Sunday was a half day and I pulled out another box. I needed to make some small friendship stars for the current mystery stitchery I'm doing. As you can see, I got a whole heap of half square triangles done. I think I got busy chatting on the way to the iron and didn't get them pressed.
But I did try for the scenic shot though - not very successful due to only the wrong side of the fabrics being visible!
At the start of the weekend we each received a gift bag of lovely goodies. One of the gifts was this gorgeous embroidery design by Sonia, of forever always online.
Sabrina, who hasn't really stitched before, achieved this!
I'm looking forward to stitching mine when I get to it; it will be a great memento of the weekend.
I could sort photos for days.
However I'm leaving it here, as time is creepng on and I must get ready for work today :-)
'til next time,