I am home, have been home for several days. I just haven't been able to find enough moments to string together a post for you. Bessie Mary and I had a wonderful time at The Old Fashioned Baby Sewing Retreat. It was held at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA. Spent time with old friends and met some delightful new ones too.
The project was a precious slip dress featuring tucks and Swiss trim.I can't wait to finish it for our princess to wear.
The room was bright and airy as you can see. Precious samples lined the walls for inspiration. On this wall are samples from many of Jeannie's articles for Sew Beautiful.
Such as this precious pink linen and lace confection.
Or this slip dress that was in the latest Sew Beautiful. Trust me, it is even more fabulous in person. It just makes you want to squeal.
This little frothy number, makes my heart sing. I adore it! She featured it on her blog, The Old Fashioned Baby Sewing Room as well as in the magazine.
The other wall was hung with the projects from the previous retreats. Hey, Susan and Marilyn!
There was also time for scripture study each morning and evening. A great way to take a deep breath and be reminded of all of the blessings in our lives.
Jeannie also brought a small market with her. I am a sucker for those little blue cards of buttons. I love them in the bags as well, but oh those little blue cards. Does me in every time!
And would any Old Fashioned Baby Creation be complete without some precious laces? I don't think so.
Jeannie and her friend Belinda did a wonderful job with all of the details. Jan, did a much better job of highlighting the many gifts and treasures we received. I have not even unpacked my machine or sewing bag yet. Jump over to Bessie Mary's blog and see what beautiful treasures we brought home.
The best treasure was the time spent stitching, renewing friendships, renewing our spirits, taking a deep breath and being reminded of God's abiding love.
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."