The last couple of weeks in August always prove to be our busiest time of the year. We are bustling with putting the final touches on the annual Zephyr Retreat. We’ve been brainstorming over figuring out the daily schedules, making room assignments, creating cute items to sell in our store, making the final payment to the Conference Center and getting our supplies ready. We happily do this so our students can have the best retreat experience we can provide them. We will have close to forty women joining us this year. Some have enjoyed this special week many times before, some are attending for the first time. We’re are so excited to welcome them back or meet them for the first time. It’s a great creative week to just play and create together!
Having purchased way too many new stencils from Stencil Girl, ( hey! they were having a sale!) I got busy painting and sewing reusable journal covers. These have been a big hit when we participate in shows. The first one is made with a stencil designed by one of my fellow Sew Sistas and artist, Daniella Woolf. I love that it says nothing but gives the idea of script. There’s a word for that; asemic writing. Who knew?
I’ve really enjoyed making these journal covers. They can be personalized to suit your needs.
Every year my husband and I run in a six mile race, from Santa Cruz to Capitola, and after Zephyr I collapse into fall when I hope to start sewing for myself again.