Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2010-03-03

this past weekend, i went to my first ever sewing retreat. it was great! unfortunately, i didn't get many pictures because my camera battery is acting up. and yes, i took the charger. it's just not holding a charge anymore.

the place was in the middle of nowhere. right in the middle of austin and san antonio. 50 miles from each (and the nearest wal-mart, i might add. not that i left the house to find out. i just asked the owner).

we headed down to austin friday morning and stopped at cousin cassie's house and then on to magnolia for lunch. it was really good. then off to the retreat.

we unloaded. sewed a bit. and then it was time for an amazing dinner. our hostess, ann, from the austin stitching studio cooked all of our meals. they were all so yummy!

most of us retired to bed that night kinda early, like by 9pm. the next morning we were all up by 6am ready to sew! and sew we did! unless you were like me, and spent all of your time cutting out patterns...........

mom and i stayed up till midnight. she decided to make a bag and was determined to get it on "the finished board". and she did! it's the cutest purse ever.

we are talking more retreats soon. we had a great time. i really think we would like to do this once a month. of course i can't, with the kiddos and whatnot. but i can pick and choose. and some retreat areas are pretty close! so maybe i could just go for the day? like the one in cedar hill. or there are a couple in granbury too....

anyways, here are a couple of not very good pics of the inside of the retreat.




5 comments:

Cerise said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds like SO much fun. Love Magnolia Cafe...I always have to go there when I go to Austin. I would love to do a sewing retreat sometime. In the meantime maybe just a sewing night.

Danielle said...

What a blast! Sounds like you had a wonderful sewing time and I bet you did lots of laughing too. Your pics were good probably just not as many as you would have like to had. Thanks so much for sharing. I am hoping to join you guys one of these trips.

Jennie said...

sounds like lots of fun. would love to go with you guys sometime.

Rob said...

I SEW want to go to one!!!

Holly said...

Sounds and looks like SEW much fun...you have such a cool family Holly!!!