Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Final Sylvan Retreat

Hey Ladies
I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow. As all the attendees know this will be the last retreat I will be hosting at Sylvan Lake but hopefully not the last Prairie Hens Quilt Retreat.
As far as Sylvan Lake Crystal will be starting her own retreat and I wish her good luck with her venture.
In the future I am hoping to host smaller Prairie Hen Quilt Retreats in BC.....
 so keep tuned..........

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Retreat time almost here

8 days and counting
I hope everyone is as excited as me; I am ready for some sewing time and as much as I love retreat I will be anxious to get back home.
Some of you know and some do not but we are expecting our first grandchild at the end of the month so I am very excited.
I have been sewing lots of baby things but what isn't finished is on the design wall and not coming with me.
I mentioned in the reminder letter about a fun fabric swap I want to try...if you are interested bring a yard of a fabric of your choice with you.
I also mentioned some possible changes for our garage sale table-some of us have assorted items we've made for craft sales etc. such as pincushions, pot holders. Maybe scrap fabric bags or small projects you no longer want to complete rather than so many magazines and patterns.
As always open for suggestions-so far every year we have raised enough to send a child to camp.

See you soon.

Friday, September 5, 2014

41 days and counting

How many of you know what projects you are going to bring to the retreat. We always bring a months worth of sewing for 3 days but then you know you won't get bored.
I usually change my mind so many times that by the time I get there I don't know what I brought to work on. I suppose if I didn't start so many things there would be less to choose from but that wouldn't be as much fun.
I will be sending a reminder email shortly and I hope you are all as excited as I am.
Fingers crossed for great fall weather Oct 16-19th.

***Notice*** there has been a cancellation for one of the beds in the bunk area(all lower) so if you know anyone who wants to come have them contact me ASAP.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Everything....including the kitchen sink

I was circulating this picture at the retreat but it was suggested I should post it here also.
First the story:
I was able to attend a great retreat at Pearson College just outside of Victoria in June of this year.
 I'm sure you all know the saying that" you are taking everything except the kitchen sink" when you pack for a holiday or retreat.
The attached picture is what I found courtesy of my husband when I arrived at the retreat
The sink was added unbeknownst to me after I had packed what was required for the retreat. Had a great laugh and then decided I needed a picture before I moved it out of the way. Luckily it was not heavy as it was a used camper sink.
In comparison to the October retreat just finished Linda and I would not have had room even for this but I was taking a class for all three days of this retreat so only had one project.

Another fabulous retreat.....thanks everyone

Another retreat has been a great success and here we are a week later, already.
Only 51 weeks until the next retreat Kelly. I think things are back to normal; or as close as they ever get.
Here are some pictures from the 2013 retreat.....lots more great tops completed and wonderful time spent laughing and eating and sewing.....................

2 of Faye's for her local women's shelter

Cathy's Easy Street - a Bonnie Hunter mystery

Betty & Cathy's pineapple blocks

Such amazing hand-sewn detail on Terry's wool felt quilt

Dixie's batiks

Linda's bright rail fence style top

Faye's batik made from a bali pop package

The fight was on with the cooks trying to take Karen's gorgeous quilt - Great Fun
Some of the quilts I can't remember whose is whose but they are all great and I know there were many more that I did not get pictures of.
Thanks again to a great group of ladies for a fantastic retreat.......See you all next October :)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Spaces available

Less than a month to go and I have had 2  recent cancellations; at this point there are no refunds so these ladies would really like someone to take their spot. Both are considered shared spots.......1 is a bunk and 1 is a shared queen bed. These are on a first come, first serve basis so if you know anyone who would like to come let me know ASAP and we will work out the details.
Can't wait to see everyone. :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Countdown is on

I sent out the reminder email yesterday as the retreat is little more than a month away.
Hope everyone is getting their projects organized....I know I am trying.
As always there are too many to chose from and if history is any indication I will buy something new to work on on the way to the retreat.:)
You may have noticed the countdown clock at the top if you are interested. When I set it up I thought it only counted down days and then Kelly posted number of hours on Facebook.
 I came back to see if I could add how many hours until retreat and I see they are already there.......who knew? Apparently not me-----LOL.
Anyway; I'm sure time will fly until we can all get together for a fun weekend full of friendship and sewing. See ya there.