Sewing Camp for grown-ups

I really double-♥ my local ASG chapter, the Greater Seattle ASG, that is. What a collection of smart, creative, and rip-roaring fun ladies we have! One of the most fun events we sponsor each year are our sewing retreats -one in the fall and another in the spring. Three days of sewing! No cooking! No cleaning toilets! Just sewing! Oh, and a little wine-drinking. 🙂 And LOTS of laughing.  As usual, we were at Camp Huston in Gold Bar for our annual fall sewing fun last weekend. Barrels of fun, can you tell?

Carol is making (another) sweater. I kinda tease her about all her little cardigans, but she makes such cute ones I guess she really should keep it up.

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Eveleyn is making a totally trendy houndstooth coat. AND using fabric out of her stash. Almost unheard of!  

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Tami is just looking gorgeous here, but secretly she is working on clothes for her darling twins.  Lucky kids to have her for a momma!

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Gaylen totally makes me mad. How can she get so many things finished in 3 days? This skirt and top was only the tip of her completed garment iceberg.

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Suzy spent a lot of time at the iron. I bet you didn’t know Suzy and I went to junior high and high school together. Yup, North Kitsap Vikings we are.

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It’s my conference roomie – Helen! She is giggling so I guess the hole-in-her-heart has healed. 😉

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We managed to keep our energy level up with snacks round-the-clock. Just barely, tho. 😉 

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Molly is another sewing hot-shot. And I had to sit behind her so I could be reminded constantly of how little I was getting done. I won’t make that mistake again! I am pretty sure Shelley is imparting some wisdom. To someone.

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Lorraine was trying to tame an apron with a sub-par pattern. Ugh. But just look at the adorable coat she made!

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Busy ladies trying to pretend there is no camera in their faces. 😉

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Look at Mary’s darling skirt. From gifted fabric!

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You should have seen the darling bags Fran was making. You could have if I had been smart enough to get them in the shot. Next time!

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Paula made 2 capes, and is planning on teaching the techniques when she gets to her winter domicile in Arizona. Pass it on, Paula!

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If you ever get the chance to go on a sewing retreat, jump on it! You will be hooked, and happy to leave the daily duties behind for a few days of fun with your sewing sisters.

Happy sewing!

Maris

5 Responses to Sewing Camp for grown-ups

  1. Channon says:

    G knits like a speed racer too, although she insists otherwise…

  2. Laurie says:

    Great fun! It was so wonderful to meet everyone. I’m quite impressed by how much y’all managed to do! Well done, Ladies!

  3. Molly says:

    What, no shots of the Rocketeer? Maris, you do such a fine job of capturing all of us, you don’t have time to sew. NOT, there is always time to sew. Or my head would explode.

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