Saturday, 16 July 2011

And there's more!

Another beautiful day dawned and everyone was raring to go again. The classes were optional but proved so popular that at times there were only a handful of people left in the cropping room.

The Vintage Whimsical Book was definitely our most challenging class but well worth the sweat and tears. This pretty book was made completely from scratch and had plenty of pockets inside. We made good use of the big bite hole tool as the book pockets were bound at the spine with ribbon. This is one class we will be running in the shop early September so watch this space if you are interested.

We grabbed a quick coffee and got down to our last class. Although we completed four double page layouts and a title and end page this 8 x 8" Almost Done scrap booking class was a cinch as all the pieces had been cut beforehand so it was just a matter of putting the pages together. We used Fancy Pants It's the Little Things for this which is a very appealing general range.

Following a carvery lunch (always my fave) the afternoon was free to finish up, and also to announce the winner of our Wonderwall and our Queen of the Crop!

And so another retreat bites the dust but the number of emails, cards and gifts that we have received, and are still receiving, just gives us the impetus to start planning the next. I did chill on Monday but Tuesday I was there notebook in hand!

Dates are out for next years retreats but bookings have not opened yet. We look forward to seeing old friends but also love to meet new ones. The photo below shows half of our group of ladies - the other half wouldn't leave their cropping!

This weekend is our Christmas in July weekend and it is gonna be busy with two Molly Blooms classes today and House Mouse and Whimsical Noel class tomorrow. (Can you tell we love the word whimsical at the moment?). Will post photos of those in a few days.

So Happy Christmas!

Rosemary x

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Rosemary - sounds like you were extremely busy but that everyone had fun as usual. Where can I find the dates of the next retreats please ? X
    Karen xxx