Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pacific Ocean Retreat and Stitchy Update

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.


KimM said...

Oh my goodness!!Looks like a GRAND TIME!! I'm so jealous!!

cucki said...

Wow so much fun..
Sweet stitching..
Hugs x

Julie said...

That's a great view no matter what the weather and looks like a good time had my all.Lovely pieces you are working on.We have one of those dogs in the window of a local shop,i always thought it was real. :)

Barb said...

Looks like a great retreat. The Ocean is always amazing.

Margaret said...

The retreat looks wonderful! As does all your stitching and quilting. Lovely!

Sandy said...

I too am doing Sadie's stocking, but I'm doing it for our new born granddaughter Arwen. You've give me the motivation I needed to take it back out of the WIP pile and put it on the floor where it's more likely to be picked up and worked on.


Chris said...

A beautiful place, good friends and wonderful projects! It doesn't get any better!

Beth in IL said...

Lucky you, all those retreats. May you have a great time and get lots of stitching doen!

Andrea said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful place to have a great time with fiends and to work on your gorgeous projects. Your Dec block is stunning and American Patchwork is already looking incredible. WOW!
love Annette

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

Wow...it looks like you had a great time at your Stitching Retreat...good for you. It looks like a very beautiful place to be too.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Dani - tkdchick said...

your retreat sounds wonderful!

P.J. said...

My goodness your needles have been busy! Lovely projects.