On arrival we were met by our hosts, Alex and Emma, who could not have been friendlier and force fed us coffee and biscuits followed by lovely homemade soup and rolls. However the main event was to be shown into the amazing sewing room and get started! We have all brought a number of projects and I am quite sure that we won't finish them all- my first project is a bag that starts with quilting NINE prices of fabric ( I know that I should have done this before I set off!).
To mark the occasion I had given everyone a present - remember those stocking fillers I mentioned?- a needlecase with a picture of the retreat - Emma had never seen that before and Alex asked for another 50 before we left so that he could give them as presents - I declined!
So - so far, so good - hopefully we will have pictures to show progress tomorrow. So far it's only Jean that has managed to complete a project!