Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Retreat Gifts

I am so excited that I have some Cath Kidston!!!!   While we were at the Dear Jane retreat in Shipshewana, IN, last November, Fiona from Country Threads blog brought these gifts to me.  She has been fortunate enough to be able to attend the last 8 fall retreats.  It is always nice to spend time visiting with her.  She does beautiful applique' and loves Baltimore Album quilts and 18th century quilts.  She has some beautiful photos on her blog from the DAR Museum.

I love this tote bag, and the egg is a Cath that holds fragrant soap.  The fabric is African.  I'm saving it for a special project.

Fiona brought this pincushion to me last year.  I keep it sitting here on the table by my chair.  It is one of my favorite quilting tools.  And I stick my pins on the back side so as not to stick them in the flag.

This gorgeous stack of Kaffe fabrics came from Vicki who lives in Minnesota.  She also brought me this coin purse made from juice boxes.  Vicki and I usually sit together at the retreats because....well we talk a lot, hardly sleep at all, and occasionally we break out in song.  We do sew sometimes, too. 

Each of us at the retreat received some of the new Dear Jane fabric line.  When we signed up for the retreat, we were asked to tell how many retreats we had attended.  This last retreat was number 20 for me, so there is one fat quarter in my stack for each of those 20 retreats. 
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This is an older draft of a post that I forgot to publish.   You are probably worn out hearing about the Dear Jane retreat and Shipshewana.  Many of us only see each other there twice a year, but in many ways we are like family and have become good friends.   I look forward to spending time with these ladies each and every retreat. 

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you are finding some time to stitch! 
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