It was time once again for my annual Pacific Ocean retreat.
Here is the view!
The first day we had beautiful sunshine and warm spring weather! The remaining 3 days we had rain and wind. Very typical weather for the west coast :)
Here is our large stitching and dining room. You can see the edge of the round dining tables on the right side of the above photo. We had a lady come from Pennsylvania and one from California. The rest of us were from Washington and Oregon.
We had a charity auction and raised over $700 for a Newborn Care Unit that cares for drug-addicted newborns.
We also had a small sales table and lots of beautiful show and share (of which I forgot to take any photos!)
Here is our little mascot. He is really mascot #2 as Joey, our mascot #1 was back in his room asleep for the night. The red pincushion in the photo was a gift from one of the participants to all of us! Wasn't that a sweet and generous gift?!
P>S>this mascot is stuffed :)
Here is what I worked on over the weekend-a pincushion for an upcoming exchange.
L'Atelier Perdu 2012 My Christmas Stocking-
All over one stitching on 32 ct lambswool linen
I completed the back portion first and the blue star on the right is the start to the front piece.
This is a wool applique wall hanging that I purchased on my Alaskan cruise last fall. It is a birthday gift for my husband and all the blocks are finished and ready to be sewn together and backed.
Little Brooke's Christmas stocking is started!
Another new start by CherryWood Designs-A Baby, A Manger
I saw this one finished at Acorns & Threads in Portland last month. It is a beauty!
The December block to My Woolly Good Year quilt is also finished.
And last, but certainly not least, I worked on Debbie Stiehler's American Patchwork. It is the first time I worked on it since I took the class nearly one year ago :( I still love it!
Work is busy. Two more retreats are coming up in June. Including another one with Meg Hawkey at Crabapple Hill. It will be a busy month.