Sew Much Fun!


I returned home a week ago Sunday after sewing with my friends at the Woodland Ridge Retreat. This was the second time I was invited to participate. Most of us arrived on Tuesday and stayed until the official finale Sunday. While there we were treated to an endless array of snacks, one of which was my husband’s famous popcorn, as well as guest and facility meals.

Sewing was not our only activity. Also enjoyed were trips to Minnesota, Menomonie and Altoona. The escapades centered around, of all things, fabric shopping. GASP! Who would have thought? ~Smile~ I have to admit that I did participate in one of those excursions. Even though I managed to get away for a couple of hours the majority of my time was spent centered in front of my sewing machine focused on completing as many items as possible. All of the projects are slated for my August solo exhibit at Raven’s Wish which means time is of the essence.

I am very pleased with the progress I was able to achieve. While there I managed to finish hand stitching tasks on five of my nearly finished art pieces, made final adjustments to several small items, quilted fifteen new fiber art projects, and made two improv bird blocks. I belong to a small group of ladies that meet once a month to work on projects. Recently we all decided to try our hand at stitching the bird blocks so many of you made several years ago. During our April gathering interested participants will have the option to swap blocks with fellow participants.

As is always the case I arrived home totally spent. My visit to Woodland Ridge Retreat was a total success. I had so much fun connecting with and sharing time with my friends. I look forward to next year’s adventures.

Want to see what my adorable birds look like? Here they are!

Bird One and Bird Two (How’s that for creativity?)

I usually try to be a bit more imaginative when naming my items so Bird One and Bird Two seems totally out of character. Want to give them a name? Add a comment with your suggestions.

I bet you would also like to see photos of the other items I worked on during my marathon stitching escapade but it’s not going to happen. Those pictures are being saved for later in the year. Guess you are just going to have to follow my blog to be one of the first to see their reveal.

Thank you for showing interest in my little corner of the universe. I look forward to our next encounter.

With warm wishes for a wonderful day!

14 thoughts on “Sew Much Fun!

  1. Hi Cindy! I am intrigued by your birds and just love the fabrics you chose. I’m also intrigued by your husband’s famous popcorn. You can’t share a fine point like that and then not give any details! I’m sorry I can’t ever try his famous popcorn. Sounds like it is not-to-be-missed. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Roseanne,

      The birds do have a persona about them that draws you in and makes you smile. My companions in this project made the joint decision to use a black on white print for all of the backgrounds. The colors used for the birds is totally personal choice. They truly are a delightful distraction from other more involved projects.

      As far as the popcorn is so yummy! I always take it with me when I go to Woodland Ridge Retreat. Ladies rave about how delicious it is and often ask me to bring larger quantities. The recipe…will remain a mystery for now. 🙂

      Cindy Anderson http://inastitchquilting.com

      Sent from my iPad

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  2. Love your birds. I am a fan of using descriptive names, so I think the names Bird 1 and Bird 2 are just fine. Great fabric choices. I particularly like the background of Bird 1 – looks like his feathered friends in flight!

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