November 18, 2012

Retreat Projects

The day started with a Holly Jolly surprise.  On Friday we made these cute little Santa bags (his little hat should be standing up) and there were nice little goodies in it this morning from the Holly Jolly Elf.

Everyone was busy completing their projects.  I got the center of mine done:
More projects:

We all had a great time and it was so much fun getting together with everyone.  Thanks again to Karen and Faye!

Holly Jolly Quilt Retreat

I've been having a FANTASTIC time at Cinnamon's Holly Jolly Quilt Retreat this weekend!  We started Friday afternoon at 2:00 and sewed until, well, in my case, 9:00 but you could sew until midnight if you wanted.  Then back up early yesterday morning at 8:00 to sew again until midnight.  Today, we begin at 9:00 and sew until 3:00.  GREAT weekend to get those Christmas presents done.

Karen and Faye, our fearless leaders, kept things lively with Christmas Carols, door prizes and of course, food.

You can work on anything you want but they had an optional quilt project if you wanted to do that.  I chose to make the optional quilt because, well, starting something new is always more fun than finishing the hundreds of projects you already have.  ;-)

I'll have more pictures later but this is the pic of my project, Jubilee.  I'm using a Jelly Roll of Little Black Dress by BasicGrey from Moda.
More retreat today.

Talk to you later,

November 10, 2012

A Little Walk

Team Jaguars (about 12 - 15 of us) walked in the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes this morning.  What a beautiful day!  This is my friend, Dana, with her two children.  The kids were soo good.  We had a great time and got some good exercise in as well.
More of our group ahead.  Alisa, our ringleader, is on the left.  Thanks Alisa for organizing this.

Hope you all had a great day as well.



November 7, 2012

Sewing Machine

Somehow my sewing machine post was deleted.  I'm sure it wasn't user error (wink, wink).  Anyway, I'm putting it back up.

I took the new owner class last Saturday and learned a lot of things it can do using the different feet.  This weekend is the new owner class specific to the 830 but I can't make it.  Walking in a 5K on Saturday morning so I'll be taking a rain check on the class.