Today’s it’s the other Terri’s turn to be the featured designer, so click here to see what her project is today. Don’t forget to leave a comment on every ones blog sometime during the blog hop, to be entered into the drawing for the great prizes!
There has also been a Flickr group set up for you to post your finished blog hop projects. It’s a great way to share your project with the other hoppers and for us designers to see what you have done with our ideas!
Today’s topic is Fall Gatherings.
When we were kids, we always went to the big fall bash hosted by our church. It was complete with candy, games, candy, lots of kids in Halloween costumes, and more candy.
In highschool, my favorite fall gatherings were the Friday night football games. I just loved the sound of the pep band in the background and the crunching of football gear. It was even more fun later, when my younger brother was playing. His team did really well that year, and I remember not being able to contain myself during the playoffs. I was normally quite reserved, but I couldn’t keep myself from jumping up and down on the bleachers and screaming.
Now, my favorite fall gatherings are quilt retreats. For some reason, fall always puts me in the mood for a retreat. It also happens to be when many quilt shops hold their annual retreats. In fact, I was just at a quilt retreat the last few days, but I forgot to take any pictures! Instead I’ll show you a few pictures of a retreat I had at my house last fall.
It was a small group of about 10 or 12, just enough to fill up my driveway with cars.
We set up our supplies in my studio, which normally looks like this.
Okay, so maybe it doesn’t look quite like this. It only looks like this once or twice a year when I clean up to have a retreat!
Then, during the retreat, it looks like this! Notice how everyone is pretending to be sooo busy and avoid the dreaded camera?
These little retreats are also where little ones get some of their first exposure to sewing. Ya gotta love that!
and lots of this:
No wonder it’s my favorite fall gathering!
I wonder what the other designers had to say about fall gatherings? Here are the links if you want to find out!