Many people who attended the retreat worked diligently in their classes and even went into overtime to be able to go home with completed projects. You already know I was not one of those people. Here is all I have to show from the weekend.
I will swiftly move on to the fact that I was lucky enough to receive some lovely things from even lovelier friends over the weekend.
|Left (top to bottom) - From Sarah a gorgeous snap frame glasses case (and fudge).|
From Emily DS (how could she part with it?) and wee treats.
From Hadley the cutest of pin cushions with (be still my beating heart) a HR fishie.
Middle - from Krista one of her famous thread catchers;
filled with Canadian sweeties.
Right (top to bottom) - From Krista a purple thang (it does everything).
From Di all her cruise chocolates from my former employer (Princess Cruises).
And patterns I won by being wise enough to go on the winning quiz team.
I was also very lucky in the Sample Swap. I was stood there between two friends - Ange and Marit - and it turned out that we were in the same group together. Woohoo! We also got lucky enough to have Brioni in our group too. I do hope everyone else in the swap was as happy as I was with who I was placed with.
|From left to right - Sewing pouch by Ange (finished in my very own sitting room I do believe),|
Bag charm from Brioni, and lovely mini wall hanging from Marit.
The bags were provided by Liberty, who also were very generous donors to the prize draw too. Eternal maker popped in a FQ. Korbond and Abakhan both filled the bags with notions, shown here and below. Au Vera a Soie had a great bag of gorgeous embroidery threads.
Pat Bravo fabric scraps in a fabric bag were in abundance. And Moda gave mini charm packs - and aren't I just over the moon with the one I got!
Finally, (I know - shut up already) I did a bit of shopping on Saturday night at the market night. I needed to be quite restrained but managed to top up the stash a little.
Thrilled to have a FQ of those mermaids. They will be eked out in a miserly fashion. Tasha Noel's new Red Riding Hood line is sweet as anything; I especially love that grey with red flowers. I got some stash builders, the essential Aurifil, some aquas I couldn't love without apparently, and some navy FQs as I have very little navy.
And that was what filled my bags on my return trip.
Except for one thing. Which deserves a post of its own. And will get a post of its own, because it is so special. Tomorrow folks. I'll tell you what it is tomorrow.