craft retreat

Some enjoy 24 Hours of Le Mans or 24 Hours of Daytona. I prefer 24 Hours of Craft. Last weekend I attended another local craft retreat. It was just as much fun as the first one. I brought my sewing machine this time and was very productive.

• finished a beach blanket wedding gift
• used the Big Kick for the first time to patch my daughter’s jeans
• sewed half of a rollie pollie (bean bag chair)
• hemmed a pair of my daughter’s jeans
• taught friends how to unravel a sweater for yarn

The one thing I kept thinking all weekend was sewing [insert any craft here] isn’t hard. Finding time and space to get a project finished is the challenge. No one played with the on/off switch on my machine or jumped up and down on the fabric I had laid out on the floor. I didn’t have to stop and make food or put anyone to bed. I worked from 1 pm to 1 am on Saturday and then after breakfast on Sunday until checkout.

Thank you Kaitlyn for organizing this event and for the super cool pin. The weekend was just what I needed to get my sewing mojo back.

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7 Responses to 24 hours of craft

  1. I’ve never done a craft retreat. Sounds like a great way to spend 24 hours!

  2. Amy in ne says:

    Oh, sounds like wonderful fun! I’m jealous ;)
    Glad it was productive and I agree…much easier to work without “help”!

    Oh, and LOVE the pin!!!!

  3. Marge Pedersen says:

    Wow – your energy overwhelms me! Sounds like a great time though.

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