Friday, June 12, 2009

Which projects?

I need to get ready for the wonderful Tahoe retreat coming up a week from this Sunday. It is 5 days and nights of sewing non-stop organized by the club Haute Couture that I am in. No distractions except to eat which is all provided. No tv, no computer, nada. Well, there are interesting other ladies all passionate about sewing so there are conversations. Last year Barbara and I took our hiking shoes but never left the rooms even though Lake Tahoe was right outside our window. We were obsessed. I'm sure it will be the same this time.

So the problem..... I found that it was best last year if I had my fabric and patterns cut out ahead of time. The cutting situation there wasn't the best and when I did have to cut out it was hard to keep focused. It took me much longer to cut out a project than it would at home. 

I took about 20 projects and 7 or 8 were cut out ahead of time. I sewed 10 in the 5 days. I hope to do the same this year. I'm going crazy with trying to decide which patterns and fabric to start cutting. I have pulled out dozens of each to contemplate. But each time I pull something out it reminds me of another fabric I'm dying to get to. How shall I focus???? I thought about doing a coordinated wardrobe but that seems too hard to pull together right now. 


gwensews said...

What a wonderful getaway! I belong to a sewing club that has a sewing retreat every year. Whatever you end up making--you'll have the time of your life!

Dotty said...

Enjoy your retreat. I really wish that there was a group around here that would do things like that.

Nancy K said...

Wonderful getaway! I too wish that there was a group like yours around here. Couture, huh? Obviously these women are up to your sewing level. Have loads of fun.

JoanneM said...

I am sew jealous. Uninterrupted sewing and some walks. Have fun!