Well, one retreat is over for the year but I have another one coming up soon. On March 3rd we will be going to Red Top Mountain for the yearly guild retreat. We have expanded it to four days this year from three days in previous years.
This is a great retreat and one of the highlights each year is the goodie bag and what is in it. Today at guild, we had a work party to make the bags. We used a modified version of my sister’s beach tote pattern. You can get it at Tiny Stitches or on my sisters website – Two Wacky Women. The modification makes it larger and eliminates the center bottom seam, among other things.
We had a large group working on the bags today and we got all 60 of them done. Tina had done some the work ahead of time. The bags were all cut out with the pocket partially sewn on. The top trim was also stitched on the top of the bag. We just had to turn it and topstitch it down.
Here are some of the bags in progress.
We had a special visitor today – Lisa recently moved and her doggie is having problems adjusting so she came along.
She was probably the best behaved creature there.
Here is a finished bag and here are all of them in Tina’s car.
You can probably see that the fabric on the bag is a save the planet, going green fabric. The pockets are lined with my favorite neutral – lime green.
The theme of our retreat is “Going Green at Red Top Mountain” so these are perfect! Tina has lot of goodies that will be in the bags when they are handed out at the retreat. Most will be a surprise.