Our retreat 2012

Once again our retreat to Brainerd turned out to be fun and very productive for all.
We drank a little wine.
Evy taught us how to make these cute wool roses.
I made a whole bunch of wool brooches out of recycled wool from old coats.
I let them choose their favorite to take home with them.

I taught them how to make little purses out of paper bags and cards stock.
 And boy did they go to town! I tried to stop them but it was an impossible task.
As usual Evy went to town like a crazy person and made massive amount of cards.
Then it was time to say farewell until next year.


My poor neglected blog

It was recently pointed out by one of my readers that I last posted state fair food so it's might be time to post again. So I asked myself what have I been doing anyway? 
I finished a quilt that was a block of the month at the local quilt shop from about 5 years ago. I had it send out to be machine quilted and finally finished the binding.

I've also been working full time at a seasonal job that I took for the summer and into the fall.  It seems like a backward job for me since I would really like to have the summer off and work in the winter but then beggars can't be choosers can they? I've also been cleaning up my garden and yard and getting my fall decorating done.
And I've been making some cards.

Here are a few that I haven't sent to others yet.