Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Crabapple Hill Summer Retreat

I'm just back from the Summer 2014 Retreat at Crabapple Hill!  The weather was perfect and Meg is a fabulous hostess!  This is the 3rd retreat I have attended there.  And I think it was my favorite.
Here is the exterior of Meg's workshop-

Here is our group-

Here are some pics of different parts of the room-

Meg and her son cooked for us all weekend.  Here is an example of one meal-beef kabobs, couscous, melons and sweet Thai sauce.  Absolutely yummy!

And here is dessert-ice cream floats and cookies.  Yes, Meg made and decorated the cookies!


Here is the weekend's project.  It is one of four parts to a new quilt by Meg.  The measuring tape pin cushion and the needlebook were in our project bag-that green polka dot one on the left upper corner.

Here is another project-a velour needlebook.  This one is the example.  I didn't even start mine.......yet  :)

The instructions to this needlebook are in the picture below-

 We also made a beaded thread separator.  The rectangular charm is from a vintage hankie.  We also made a bracelet (also using measuring tape trim) and some counting pins.

Here is the stash I brought home. A new quilt pattern called Deck the Halls.  And the thread pack.
Now for some stitching news,  I have 3 finishes!

Finish #1- Bearly Tracking in Alaska wool wallhanging.  This is the kit I bought in Alaska and it was a gift to DH for his birthday.  He hung it in the bedroom.

Finish #2-American Patchwork by Debbie Stiehler

Finish #3-Scissor Fob to American Patchwork
I also have 3 new starts-

Start #1-American Pin Cushion by Debbie Stiehler
Small that goes with American Patchwork
Start #2-Blackbird Designs Land of the Free

Start #3-Cherrywood Designs Cherrywood Acorn Pincushion


Barb said...

Looks like a great work shop. such pretty things. Wonderful patriotic designs.

cucki said...

Aww looks like lots of fun and a very lovely workshop
Hugs x

Thoeria said...

Looks like the retreat was indeed fun! Great projects and new stash coupled with lovely company and yummy food....who could ask for more :)

Marilyn said...

All great projects.
The food look yummy also!

KimM said...

Looks like a grand time. xxx

Margaret said...

Looks like a great retreat -- and what fun that they cooked for you too! Love the finishes as well, and the new stash!

Lesley said...

Birthday present for me = American Patchwork!! I also love the ice cream floats in mason jars and the cookies!
Your Daughter

Annette-California said...

I love Meg's designs and I have a few of hers too! Great retreat and love all the goodies and beautiful projects you get to make.
Congrats on all 3 finishes. WOW they are all fantastic. Especially American Patchwork - spectacular.
Lovely new starts. Thank for sharing all the great photos too!
love Annette

Maggee said...

Looks like you had a great time! Have some very nice projects to do now... And your finishes are grand!The American flag one looks tricky! Thanks for sharing!

Giovanna said...

Glad you had a great retreat - the stitching is wonderful.

Sherri said...

I am fairly new to your blog and love reading it. I loved the Crabapple Hill posting. I finally got in for a class next year! My SIL and I are going, so we are thrilled.
Where do you recommend staying? Any shops we should check out while we are there? Loved seeing the pictures from the retreat.

Jackie said...

Oh my! Such lovely finishes! I love retreats - nothing like some good time with like minded people.

The American Patchwork project is one I fell in love with as soon as I saw it in the Needlepoint Facebook group. It is gorgeous and you've done a lovely job stitching it. I notice you sell some of your patterns, if you're interested in destashing this one, let me know. Either way I'm loving your blog and will be following you!

Beth in IL said...

The retreat looks like it was great fun. Nice job on the finishes.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I always have the best time ever at retreats!