Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Retreat Post – Saturday #1

Saturday, I think I woke up around 6:30. Way too early for me since I went to bed late and was woken up around 3, but once I was awake at 6:30 and people were moving around outside of our door, there was no getting back to sleep. I went to the gym and found that I had no drive to sew anything so I just chilled in my chair until breakfast. After breakfast, I continued working on the 4 pairs of pants. Many thanks to Jen for letting me use some of her thread. Thread was something that was overlooked in my rush to pack on Friday.

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(I must say that since retreat I have learned that Masterpiece is not the thread to use while assembling pants because it does not create a strong enough seam to hold up to repeated wearing of pants. I have since had to reinforce a few seams in all of the pants made that weekend. Oh well, lessons learned.)

After I was done with the pants, I was sort of lost again and tried to re-organize my area so that I could work on something else. I ended up with my teal and white blocks for the BOM that I am doing through the shop. I like this quilt so much that I am making two – 1 for me to keep and 1 for me to gift – and I am a couple of months behind so I was working on 2 each of 4 different blocks. I got my pieces cut and ready to sew on the lines, but there was so much going on that I kept getting sidetracked and listening to side conversations or watching what others were doing. Eventually, we heard the lunch bell and went to eat. I think that sometime in the afternoon, I was able to finish the stitching on my Thangles pieces for the BOM and I started cutting the HSTs apart, but I didn’t get much farther than that.

Everyone kept pretty busy for the rest of the day. Moneik showed Jennifer how to make a Lazy Girl Runaround bag and ended up making a bag for me for her Pay It Forward gift from last year.

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And here is what some others worked on and made.

Jennifer N made some log cabin blocks.

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Becca finished a quilt top. Very cute!

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Quite a few people finished their pie pin cushions from the kits that Jen supplied everyone with.

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Jen made a top from some signature blocks that she put together.

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Trish worked on her baskets Friday and most of Saturday. She really wanted to get her top together!

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3 comments:

zarina said...

Jill - I'm planning to make plenty of pants for myself and my nieces/nephew. May I know if Superior's So Fine thread is a better choice for me?

Piwacket said...

You make the cutest pajama pants. Sorry you had to reinforce seams. You're right about the teal BOM. I always admire it when I come into the shop. The bags are really cute.

Michele said...

Ditto on Aurifil for the pajama pants - just ask my daughter ;^)