Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Retreat 2014

Throwing caution to the wind, I left Doug and Dolly with my husband, and set off to the Nav Centre in Cornwall for a weekend of quilting till we wilted.

This was the view from my room in the residence.

Of course, sunrise was about the only chance I had to see this view of the St. Lawrence River, because I was in the sewing room from about 9 AM until 11 PM.

However, it wasn't a total hardship. The staff delivered snacks.

I got lots of work done.

I made 4 pillowcases for the Warm Hands Network, to send to children in the Canadian north.
The red fabric has Inukshuks, and the blue has snowflakes. The two at the top are for a boy and girl aged 14, the lower left is for a girl aged 4 and the lower right is for a girl aged 9.

I made a new design of 60 degree table runner.
And I got a start on a bag, based on the Trail Tote from Noodlehead.
I will tell more, when I am finished.

Others at the retreat did some fun things.

A good time was had by all!


  1. what fun. i need a retreat, its been too long. Nice work on the 60 degree table runner.

  2. What a wonderful time, and all the other girls were so busy too, that runner, great design, and I'm sure those at home were AOK. Enjoy the next one, whenever it is, too. Jean

  3. Retreats with like minded people make for a very special adventure! Beautiful projects all!

  4. Love the table runner! What perfect fabrics you chose for the pillowcases; you will be making someone very happy.

  5. Now that's a retreat !!! Sewing to your hearts content, great projects completed and food delivered !! Everything looks lovely !

  6. It looks like a wonderfully productive time! That table runner looks fabulous.

  7. I would love to attend a retreat like this. What fun! Your table runner is amazing! I hope it's not as difficult to make as it looks. Beautiful work!