Just got back from a creative retreat to Sandbridge Beach with my quilting buds! Weather was more typical of early December this year – not freezing like 2010. And we didn’t have snow, or loose power – probably because of the multitude of flashlights we brought along! We did a lot of sewing, but the projects pictured above were my favorite. First day we did screen printing, using thermofax and adhesive vinyl screens. I’d brought along some of the handmade paper I made for daughter number one’s wedding back in 2002 – took a great print! Added a silk sari strip from the skein I bought at the Long Beach Quilt show this summer, some shells, sand, text stamps – fun down by the seashore! Finally got to the water colors on our last day – should have started much earlier, but I’m pleased with the result. I posted earlier about the little houses and trees – we all gave it a try and built a village!
A very Merry Christmas to you all! Next post – beach and wildlife photos – stay tuned!