Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A Fantastic Start To The Summer!

Doesn't this look peaceful?
View of the lake
The perfect place to start my summer!
Looking up at the cottage from the lake.
With great friends, food, drinks, music...

and of course our sewing machines!
My mom's featherweight.

I had a wonderful weekend with my quilty friends.  We worked on many projects and some were even finished!  
We sometimes have a theme for our retreats just to make the party a little more interesting.  This time around it was 50s & 60s.  We had delicious hamburgers and milkshakes for supper Saturday night.

Elvis was definitely with us on this retreat!

Here are some of the projects we worked on: 

My mom's scrap quilt.
A Tote Bag Pat made for her friend.
Pat's Granny Squares
I started a Log Cabin Quilt for my 4 year old.
Cheryl worked on this quilt for her sister.
These are Dale's friendship blocks.  Each of us made one of those blocks.
My mom's tumblers.
Pat made these Tote Bags for a Fundraising event.
Dale assembled the top of this gorgeous Christmas Quilt.
My mom pieced her hand embroidered snowmen blocks. 
I made this little wallhanging from start to finish, in 2 days!
We were so efficient with our sewing that the days just flew by and we couldn't believe how much work actually got done!  
Thank you Royal Cottage Quilters for a perfect start to my summer and to Pat and Victor for the use of their beautiful summer retreat!


  1. Wow! What a variety of very different and very beautiful projects! You all managed to achieve so much! An idyllic setting too. Love the Featherweight!

  2. It sounds awesome and such great projects! I'm uber jealous of that cottage too! :)

  3. thanks for posting the pictures, I've heard a lot about pat's cottage so it was nice to see it. maybe sometime I'll get to join you. patsy from saskatoon


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