annual sewing retreat

Just got back from a fabulous weekend at Alston Hall with some of the lovely ladies from my sewing group.  Oh my goodness!  I have literally eaten the equivalent of what would feed a small family this weekend! The food was amazing! Back on the diet tomorrow for sure…. 

Alston Hall

For anyone not familiar with Alston Hall, it is an adult education centre set in a large Victorian House in Longridge, near Preston.  Perfect for a sewing retreat – large rooms, high ceilings and lots of natural daylight streaming in through large windows. There is a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the house, just like home from home really.  I spent the entire time in my slippers and tracksuit and no one batted an eyelid.

Besides eating my own body weight in food and laughing with my friends until my sides hurt, I actually managed to make a little bag for summer.

Phoebe bag

I used the Phoebe Bag pattern by Rebeka Lambert and I love how it has turned out. I’ve cut out another one already and can’t wait to get started!!

But, alas, there are packed lunches to make and clothes to iron and tomorrow’s dinner to think about, because it’s back to work on Monday.  Oh well, it was good while it lasted ….

Hope you all had a great weekend too.  Happy stitching!

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6 thoughts on “annual sewing retreat

  1. Oh, it sounds great and the place is so beautiful! I’d love to go for a sewing retreat… but I’m afraid I’ll have to wait for a few more years. Your bag turned out great! I love making tho bag and I need to make a few more for the shop. Just posted one today to a customer!

    • I hope you get the chance to go on a retreat someday – it is heaven! Maybe when the children are older?

      I love my new bag and have already cut out another one! I am sure your customer will be delighted with her purchase, it’s such a lovely pattern x

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