Saturday, October 31, 2015

A wonderful long weekend!


Last weekend my sewing group went on our annual 4 day retreat.

We book in to a hotel not to far from Oslo, buying an all inclusive conference pack - 3 meals a day + 2 conference rooms - one for sewing, the other one for setting up design walls.

I brought 3 projects:
An old Ufo-BOM for sewing machine + hand piecing - Alle Fugler by Northern Quilts
A pair of socks on my knitting needles
My red cross stitch project

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I did make some progress - the stitchery on these blocks were already made.

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I did make a few threads every day on my red embroidery - it was perfect for winding down at night before bed, in my room, or as here, as my morning thread(s) before going to breakfast, seeing the day waking up and checking Instagram.

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This year's project that we all do together was a nice mini bag.

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I like the mini bag, and I made mine without handles. We all worked from kits, and I can see some improvement that I want to do next time I made one.

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And what happened to my knitting, you might think?
To be honest, nothing much, not a stitch!

My friend Gretha has uploaded more photos from the retreat, if you want to see what we were up to through the weekend.

I am already looking forward to next year - same time, same friends, same place :-)

good food



  1. Anonymous11:46 pm

    Glad you had a good time at the retreat. And then you leave for another one in 10 days! See you there! Gretchen

  2. Retreats are wonderful!! Love those little mini bags. Very cute. :-)

  3. Your retreat sounds fabulous complete with your lovely handiwork! See you soon! :)

  4. Lovely to have an organised weekend working on your projects with friends. Your red stitching looks amazing.

  5. what a great way to spend 4 days with so many stitching friends and so productive too

  6. Høres ut som en himmelsk weekend!! :)

  7. Fantastic retreat by the looks of things. So glad you are enjoying your stitching with friends. I love that pieced project you are putting together. What does that stitchery mean in English?

  8. What a fun four days ! Love the mini bag.

  9. I love your blog very much and like to read your Nelly from Holland


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