Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!!!

Doesn't this just SCREAM 4th of July????  We're going to build a fire tonight and roast hot dogs before we drive down by the river to watch the fireworks display.... you know what???  I just realized I forgot to get a hot dog buns!! YIKES!
I promised retreat photos... here they are!

Project boxes all ready for the retreat!
The calm before the storm...... as you can see, the theme was "lavender"....color, not necessarily the flower.    Everybody arrived on Friday morning and WOW!!!!  What a fun group!  They were SO MUCH FUN!!!!..... if only Nadine had remembered to bring her fart machine.............sigh!

Everybody got straight to work.  Look at those pretty smiles!
Saturday's needlebook project underway........

Jennifer's scissor fob in the works.
Boy... that lady on the right has REALLY hairy arms!!  Oh.... that's just Jon putting clasps on the fobs!

Everybody was trying to glue their fingers's a new stitching technique??

We had some GORGEOUS show and tell on Sunday!  Look at this applique!  It was a prize winner!  Ribbon on the back  and EVERYthing!
This little purse had the Knot-y Girls logo on it!!!! SO CUTE!!
The bats on this are little bat BUTTONS!!!!  Darling idea!  

This is a needlebook that Sandy made....well, there were a few more but the pix didn't turn out.....  ANYway!.... they are SO COOL!!!!  She used old clip-on earrings as a closure for them!  Such a great idea!

Moss purses......we formed a wagon train on Saturday and drove to Beaverbark to scavenge for more.... totally cleaned them out!!  
More show and tell......these were so happy and spring-y!
Hmmm...... what's to say?......this is fruit.
Crayon tinting is a lot of fun.... watching the flowers come to life!
Working intently.........everybody was so good at coloring!  Also, every last one of these ladies are great stitchers!!!   So many finished their projects!!  Boy I wouldn't have......I was WAY too busy yacking away... I wouldn't have gotten ANYTHING done!!  
OOhhhhh........more show and tell!

Calendula Patterdrip in purples and greens!!!  This looked SO Stinking COOL!!!!!

Work, work, work, work!!!!

Nice girls on the right.............troublemakers on the left????  If you don't believe me just look at the next picture!
  Holy mackerel Roxie!!!!
Thanks to everybody for coming, talking, laughing, and making this such a fun retreat!!  I hope we can get everybody back together again one day..........OH! don't forget Stacy!!!  We need fascinators for the synchronized chair dance next time!!!!  I want a big embroidery hoop with feather and flashing lights....don't forget the lights!!
xox Meg


Dakota5345 said...

It was soooo much fun!!! We sure want to come again. What a fun group!!! No pic of the new stitchery....just so you know I real all the said you would post it with the retreat pics....Thanks so much Meg, everything was sooo awesome, I think I died and went to heaven. Jan

Carrie P. said...

what fun! wish I lived closer.

Material Girls said...

It was the best!!! Thanks Meg!! Next time I'll bring the fart machine for sure. Roxie and I had so much fun. we will be BACK!!

Sharon K said...

The applique quilt is beautiful, anyone know what pattern she used? It looks like so much fun, I hope to get there someday.