Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our September Sewing Retreat was fabulous. I had a great group of ladies who sewed all weekend long. At least that is when we were not eating or sleeping! We even had a massage therapist drop by on Saturday afternoon to ease those aching necks and backs.  What a life!

Our projects this time included pants, a jacket and a purse. Only a couple of ladies made it to the purse stage. Most made more than one pair of pants and some made two jackets! We did get a lot done, but had soooooo much fun! I wish that everyone could go on at least one of these. I think that most people leave refreshed and really excited about their sewing skills and projects. Maybe it is only me, the hostess and teacher, that comes home a little tired! It does my heart good to see people having so much fun sewing hour after hour! It is sheer heaven - no cooking, laundry, errands husbands, kids or even phone calls - if you wish!

On Sunday afternoon, before everyone left, I surprised everyone with one final project: we made wired ribbon roses for our jackets. The turned out beautiful! Ah, a good time was had by all!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cheers from across the Pond

So, I start my blog and then I leave the country! Well, I am getting my daughter, Anna, settled at the University of Bristol in the UK. She will be here for one year in order to earn her Master's in Art History; Victorian art specifically. So, that is why I have not been writing! I assure all of you that I am busy sketching and getting some marvelous ideas from the European styles that I am seeing in the shop windows! Their "look" is always slightly ahead of ours it seems. I am having a great time resting up for the "design party" that will await me in my sewing room once I get back home! The Houston Quilt Festival is fast approaching!