Sunday, October 03, 2010

Tall Oaks Retreat

I'm writing from Tall Oaks Retreat!  I have had a wonderful extended weekend of crafting, laughing and friends, new and old!  It's been FABULOUS!  Cassie, the owner, is a great hostess and cook.  Tall Oaks was built in February, 2008 and is absolutely gorgeous with it's modern north woods decor.  It is 3,000 square feet and accommodates up to 15 people with it's five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms!  They also have over TEN different stamping and crafting supplies for use, including a Cricut Expression, Big Shot die cutter and Scor-Pal!

This weekend I brought along my sewing machine for a few different projects!  (I know you all just fell off your chairs, but I really did!)  I finally finished the quilt purse I started at Janice's house.  It's been so long since I started it I don't even remember when it was!  It was very easy to make once I got going.  I even put a pocket on the inside and a little hanger with a snap on the bottom to hook my keys on!  (See last picture.)


I made Trevor some leg warmers out of knee high socks, too!  All I did was cut the feet off and put a zig-zag hem at the bottom. 


My most important project of the weekend was Tyler and Trevor's Halloween costumes, but that's a secret.  :-)  Sadly, it is our last day here.  The good news is, we have until 3:00 p.m. until we have to leave! 


nancyb said...

Next time we have to face the top of the stairs to have our picture taken so we're looking up ~ that way you can't see the extra chins!! lol

Alissa said...

My thoughts exactly! :-)

Lana said...

I can't believe you made that. It is so neat. You are talented.
Oh and I have a scissors that Glenn found too for you.

Alissa said...

Thanks Lana! And I can always use extra scissors! :-)

ladyjane said...

I LOVE that purse!!! Looks like you all had a great time.