So I have a big jumble of photos to show you.
Of course I didn't remember to get my camera out till Saturday afternoon so there are no shots here of the talk at Liberty (slightly mad but very informative and with amazing cookies), the meal out on Friday night with 37 other retreaters (the hottest restaurant ever but wondeful company and food), Show and Tell and general hanging out on the terrace on Friday eve (chatting to the lovely Alex Veronelli from Aurifil), or any of my actual classes (though I will be showing you the results).
My photo diary starts above with a lovely shot of Sarah, Julie and Carol as we enjoy a very chilled afternoon's sewing on the terrace. Sarah, Julie and I had all finished early tabletop sessions, Carol was bunking off from her Foundation Piecing class!
Di (all the way from California!), Krista (all the way from British Columbia!) and Sonia (from much closer to home!). You can see what I got in a bit.
Ruth (who is looking very tired in this photo!) and am doing a bit more hand quilting on my improv piece whilst chatting to Teresa and others. Suddenly I realise it is nearly time to go home so I race around taking more photos in the hall...
Mandy at Brioni's Cathedral Window class. Now it's time to go!
From left, Mandy, me, Marg, Sue and Sonia - my roomies! It was lovely to be able to spend time with old friends, Marg and Mandy, and meet new friends, Sue and Sonia.
Phew! Back at home yesterday I unpacked and documented everything I brought back.
Pyjama pants made in Kerry's class on Friday afternoon. This was a really good class and I felt I gained back some dressmaking confidence back after not making any clothes for decades. I finished the pants in the class all except for the hems which I finished on the train back home. They are made from David Walker needlecord with a Riley Blake orange flower dot for the tie. Thank you Kerry for being such a great teacher as always.
Trudi's very informative FMQ tabletop session. Trudi shared all her tips and techniques and totally changed the way I am going to tackle FMQing in the future, another very useful class. I started hand quilting the Improv mini in Lu's trademark 'Kantha' style during the afternoon on the terrace (see top photo).
Jo, A Life in Lists.
I am now even more excited about my own little retreat in August - roll on Sunday 25th!