Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring 2010 Workshop

Our annual workshop featuring Trisha Smith of Trisha's Treasures was a great success. We may have been a small crowd but we were mighty.

Pocket Full of Posies Dress
by Trisha Smith
Friday's project was the Pocket Full of Posies Dress. We learned several new tips, tricks and techniques. The dress is even more cute in person, if that is possible.

We had a visitor join us for the workshop, it was great to have you, S.B. Hope you will join us again. Here, S.B. is trying to work Trisha magic with her continuous placket. Trisha has a great technique to attain a puckerless placket. 

F.T. is pinning her posie. It promises to be a cute one.

R.S. is stitching her posie. We were glad to see her after she has been so sick all winter. Welcome back R.!

Trisha is such an accommodating teacher, she had already cut out all of the bias trim pieces for us. Now that is service! Also pictured are some of Trisha's patterns that were just launched at the SAGA convention last fall.

Then it was time for lunch. Girls can't together without lunch! One of the girl's husband texted her to ask if she was in "salad heaven." Lunch was provided by our members. It was delicious both days.

And because not only did we enjoy lunch, we had flowers 

and favors to match. Life's pleasures are in the little things.

Tucked Away Dress
by Trisha Smith

Saturday's project was an adaptation of Children's Corner Maggie called the Tucked Away Dress. Very cute.

After checking our patterns for accuracy and matching plaids,

we learned how to change the look of the plaid in a creative way. Trisha proved to be a very patient teacher.

Our chapter is very fortunate to have a great space for classes with lots of natural light and plenty of space. We decided though no matter how much space we had, we creep out to fill it all. 

Trisha also brought along lots of samples. This is just a peek at one of the many items she brought for us to drool over.

All in all, we had a wonderful time. Now it is time to put on our thinking caps to decide who to have next year come to our chapter.

And it should be fun in the next few months to see the finished projects at our monthly meetings.