Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Retreat

I cannot believe how fast January has whipped by ... it seems I am saying that more and more these days. 

There were a group of us that used to go to a retreat every January and then the place that we had our retreat no longer was available. I think it's been a couple of years since we were able to get together. What a lovely group of ladies who gathered. Each one was so very talented and offered so much to the group.

I started off by making valentines but still have to put them together. Have been debating what to do for sashing therefore I haven't finished it. There are nine and should make a lovely wall hanging.

Then I worked from start to finish on a Christmas quilt that I have had for a while. It was a kit and I took the time to cut out all of the fabric before I went. I love that it old fashioned.

The camp we were at is in a beautiful setting. Just before we got there they had just had snow. It warmed up considerably and was very windy and most of the snow disappeared. There is something beautiful about winter photography landscapes.

I also got another swoon block completed. It's happy as usual. I think I have 4 completed now.

I was really productive at the retreat. Felt so good to just sit and sew. I also started to put together a kit that I've also had for a very long time. It is not really colours I gravitate to now but it is a lovely quilt and I will finish it. Perhaps it will be one to donate or gift.

The setting was just perfect for taking pictures of quilts outside and could not resist taking a picture of my dresden plate. It just looked so wonderful with
the colour against the backdrop of drabness.

Well, this entry has been long enough. I will leave you with a picture that was greeting me as I drove back to my place. Always nice to get away, but always nice to land back at home.

Have a wonderful week!



  1. Absolutely beautiful. Everything. Quilts and the scenery. Loved this.

  2. Where was this located, Shauna? It looks lovely!

  3. Gorgeous pictures as usual! Love your quilts! You really were productive! Keep up the good work! Hugs, Wendy

  4. Wow!! Beautiful quilts! And what a wonderful setting. Thanks for sharing your journey and talents. <3

  5. Wow!! Beautiful quilts! And what a wonderful setting. Thanks for sharing your journey and talents. <3

  6. Who stole January?! They're stealing February too, my friend :(
    Gorgeous hearts, great scenic photos too, thank you x