Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekend Retreat



In order to get some creative work done I decided to take Friday off from my real job and spend the weekend in my "studio" working.  I even brought home a "Do Not Disturb" sign from the office to hang on my door, (mostly for my own sake, to remind me I'm here to FOCUS).  Truman (my dog) can't read so it won't keep him away.  My husband is helping by shaking his finger at me when I'm having a snack or talking on the phone. 

I am imagining I am up in Door County at Bjorklunden at Jacqi's retreat and all that's on my agenda is sewing.  I started Thursday right after Oprah and spent all day and evening Friday here (did take a break to mow the lawn as it was a hay field after all the rain we've gotten).  Today - Saturday,  husband and I did a few rummage sales because it was Greenville town-wide rummage day.  But after about 45 minutes of that we weren't finding any bargains so we came back home and back to my retreat. 

I'm getting a lot done.  My Italian apartments (photo above) is now in three layers and I'll be quilting it tonight and tomorrow.  I started and finished a piece on Thursday night/Friday morning.  Tomorrow I want to take a reject balled up under my work table and cut it apart and make something beautiful out of it.  That's the goal and the plan, we'll see what the result is.  If its good I will post a before and after pic.  Cross your fingers.  Now.....back to work....

5 comments:

Jess said...

So..... what's the result of the hard-working weekend?

Laurie said...

That looks pretty cool from your photo!! Sometimes the at home retreat hing is what you have to do. There seems to never be enough time.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I love this piece. Interesting fabric choices and I can not wait to see how it is quilted.

Love your idea of doing a retreat at home....I will have to try that!!!!

Clairan said...

Those Italian apts are great So redolent of the South.

I found the requilt project quite interesting. I may try something like that myself.

kathy said...

Love your apartments piece...hope to see it in person someday. I really like what you did with the reject too. Great idea!