What an amazing time being on a retreat with quilty friends. And I came home with so many wonderful, fun items. So here they are:
First, my mini made by Audrey (+hawkfan) we each had a nickname and a secret swap partner who made us a mini and my nickname was "Scout" as I found the location for the lodge and made the arrangements. I just love this mini and it has so many pieces of symbolism within it and is beautifully made. I am in process of moving things and organizing in my sewing room and then will hang it where I can see it all the time. And Audrey threw in a few extras to thank me for my work and organizing things...a cute "pouch", some macademia nuts from Hawaii and some Iowa chocolate...oh my:-)
Margaret (+mymble) had awesome lanyards for everyone and magnetic pins (see little fish pin on lanyard he is so cute). And I added all my other pins I got there and brought with me (and one Wendy provided in my goody bag at retreat). I have it hanging in my sewing room and it makes me smile all the time.
Cathie (+Quilt455) made amazing tulip baskets which are awesome thread catchers but also have pockets to store things like pens, pencils, small scissors and a seam ripper. Came in so handy at retreat and already at use back at home!
Wendy (+Caribousmom) made everyone a friendship star pin cushion, again really handy at retreat and as you can see working hard back at home. Love the fabric, design and weight of cushion! And it add to my collection she and +Mymble have already given me.
And finally my goody bag I made for myself and my text magnets that were made for my goody bag.
What an awesome haul and amazing time.