I keep telling people she is far better at every type of needlework than I am. Finally, there is proof.
Meanwhile, I got this much done:
Most of a squirrel--I decided I need the Dazor to redo the cap and nut of his acorn. He still looks a little like he has a bow on his head rather than ears.
Part of the gusset for the pinkeep for Tsubaki.
There were other things going on--Friday we had a tour of the behind-the-scenes part of the Textile Collection in the morning, a lecture in the afternoon.
Saturday and Sunday I really took a vacation--slept late, read my book, walked around the Historic District in between showers (the weather did not cooperate this year), generally took it easy and really relaxed. I did stitch a little, but it was very little.
So, things I've learned about attending retreats:
- They are very good for making the world go away, if for only a few days.
- I can get more stitched at home than I can at a retreat.
- This is not a bad thing.
- Catching up with friends you see only once or twice a year is much more important--and a retreat gives you that chance.
- There are enablers there. They are happy to enable.
- Sometimes someone has such an incredibly good idea that you are forced to copy it. As soon as I lay my hands on the kit for one such project, I plan to.
- Re-entry is HARD.
And since re-entry involves doing some laundry, I need to do that.