Thursday, January 20, 2011

weekend in the woods 2.0

last year, amidst mortgage paper work and packing
i took off
to my dear friend amanda's lake house in the woods
relieve some stress

it was just so wonderful
that we decided to make it an annual event...
last weekend,
loaded down with sewing machines, irons and fabric filled boat 'n totes
eight ladies
made it through the snow
to nourish our souls

with craft


and talk of a fabulous book
and, yes!
it was a success...

i arrived friday afternoon
and got right to work on a simple, modern, spontaneous
baby quilt for an old friend's new baby girl
backed in a one piece of this favorite giraffe print
and the babe's name appliqued in felt
saturday morning i was up early
to tackle the mac-daddy
of quilts
and i did it!
(well, minus the hand-stitched binding)

not bad for a day's work, huh?!
sunday morning we all gathered 'round with our loot
for one last group picture
pretty impressive, i must say!

amanda, i cannot thank you enough for hosting and planning.
ladies, it was wonderful to meet you all!
until next year...

photos courtesy of orchardcove


Leandre said...

ok, before you wrote this post i was sad i missed the weekend, but now i am downright DEPRESSED. the photos are glorious and it looks like so much fun was had. i am incredibly impressed with the color wheel quilt, sarah! and what is that singer you're sewing with, ahem? finally, "spontaneous" THAT is the word i was looking for.

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Can we do this every weekend??

rikshaw design said...

that colorwheel quilt is AHH mazing!

blair said...

do you do commissioned quilts? i've wanted to attempt one for so long, but am terrified (and impatient)...i'd pay you to do one for me, seriously! they're lovely.