Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Retreat Report - Final Notes

Many of the quilters wore their quilty tattoos for the week and a few of them had their husbands wondering when they got home!  

I didn't get much sewing done during the week (I was pooped after the my marathon sewing day on my Black & White challenge.)  

Rose Mary and I had agreed ahead of time that we would work on the "Tropical Breeze" pattern using the same line of fabrics.  She started on hers the day I was sewing on my B&W, so I should have been fore-warned with all the muttering and complaining I heard coming from behind me.  I (fearlessly) started working on mine and ended up having this guy show up at my machine.  (That's what happens when someone notices that you have to "RIP IT!")  After watching for someone else to pass it along to, I ripped very discreetly after that!  

I did manage to get some of the center parts of the blocks made, but I eventually gave up, too, deciding to work on it at home instead.  Besides, I didn't want to miss anything that was going on!

It was wonderful to have two massage therapists lined up to help out with those tense muscles that come from sewing too long.

We had a lot of really great Show and Tell throughout the week.  Here are just a few...

I had such a sweet Secret Quilter who spoiled me with all these gifts.
I came home with 27 adorable pillowcases to donate to Children's Hospital in St. Louis.  This is a very generous group of quilters participating in all kinds of different charities, so I am grateful to them for helping me out with one of my favorites.

That pretty much sums up our week.  I hope you have enjoyed reading about it as much as I have enjoyed sharing it.  If you STILL haven't seen enough photos, or you want to see more of Show and Tell, you can see them on My Flickr page.


  1. A fine finish to a delightful retreat! I did look at the remainder of your photos on Flickr, and enjoyed them all. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh how I wish we were still there. It is always so much fun and the motivation is overwhelming. Thanks for sharing Sandy. You did a good job of summing it all up.

  3. Sandy, what a fun time. I think you have convinced me that this is the best online group of ladies around. Loved the little green RIP IT froggy and especially those tatoos. It reminds me of a story of when we had the lake house -- remind me to tell you sometime! Thanks for sharing all the fun with us.

  4. Thanks for the blog posts, Sandy. Great job. You gals sure know how to have a fantastic time.