Monday, 6 February 2012

Monkeying around at the Retreat

This is the group of friends I spent the weekend with at our Quilting Retreat.  They are an odd looking bunch but they are a lot of fun!  Actually, these are the sock monkeys that were created at our Quilting Retreat at the Villa Madonna.  My sister and I offered to demonstrate how to make sock monkeys and the group humoured us by bringing along some socks.

Here we all are at the Villa.  Thirty-nine of us took part in the retreat.  Countless projects were completed and started.  Many ideas and patterns were shared.  I think I can speak for all of us when I say that this kind of weekend is good for the soul (but maybe not the waistline).  The group consisted of people from Woodstock, Fredericton, Lake George, Keswick, Scotch Lake, Quispamsis and we even had one person from the Yukon who came especially for this event.  I can't wait for next year!


  1. You'll be happy to know I'm working on another monkey for my son for Valentine's day! (A brother to my daughter's monkey). Thanks so much for taking the time to show us how to make them.
    Darcy :)

  2. It was a fantastic demo you gave. I did not make one there, but I bet I will have a monkey picture for you this fall!! I can't help myself!!

    1. Thanks and remember that making those sock monkeys is contagious.