Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mountain of Sewing Fun

 The past three days have been filled with friends,  fabric, food and fun! It was our second annual sewing trip to Brenda's mountain home in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We brought cooked food, lots of sewing projects and lots of laughter.
Brenda's home is definitely in the woods. It's about a two hour drive from our homes, off the main roads, away from everything. Once we arrived at the cabin, the only other living creatures we saw were deer (Brenda put corn out each day for them) squirrels, birds and bugs. WONDERFUL! It was so quiet. Each afternoon it rained. Love the sound of rain on a tin roof!
 We did communicate some with nature. Brenda and I changed from our PJ's on Tuesday afternoon and took a walk to the next home in "the neighborhood." But what we really did was

Pat shared some of her designs in progress with us. She has some AWESOME secret projects in the works. The three of us were  ready to purchase those yet to be written  patterns and begin those projects.
 Kristie was super productive. She completed several projects like this Moda kit. Kristie began her blocks for The Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along in a luscious jelly roll, Nest by Tula Pink.  
Brenda worked on her blocks from the kit Pinwheels on Parade. Most of my sewing was on the tiny nine patches for my Scrappy Nines project.

Brenda, Kristie and I all worked on a swap project we participated in with Karin, Gretchen and Cindi. We traded light and dark Civil War reproduction fabrics to make Patches and Pinwheels, a project from Bonnie Hunter's website.  It seemed to be days of sewing half-square triangles for both Kristie and Brenda. I'm still working on the strips for the 16 patches.
Because we had the table filled with sewing machines, we ate our meals and had our Happy Hour out on the screened porch.
Parts of the first floor of the cabin were decorated with bear items. The upstairs had Moose items. I especially loved the bear towel holder:)


Lori said...

I remember last year, it must be wonderful!

Melinda said...

Looks like you had a great time. We do have wonderful mountains just north of us, don't we. Love the fabrics you are using for scrappy nines. I will be looking for progress photos of it.

wackywoman said...

Looks like you are all having a great time.

Gretchen said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Bet there was lots of laughter going on after happy hour. Hope to see you tomorrow at thimbles.

Denise in PA said...

Sounds like a fantastic retreat! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Already looking forward to next time

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness...I am so green with envy. That places looks like heaven to me. So nice that you were able to get away with friends to such a perfect location.