I also finished a "UFO" (unfinished object). I made purses for my nieces for Christmas presents. I began with one for me, but made a mistake by sewing on the front pocket upside down. I had set it aside over the holidays. The retreat seemed a good time to correct my error and finish it. This is an Atkinson Designs pattern called "Tag Along Tote". It really is a cute purse. I modified the pattern by putting a fabric-covered button closure on the front instead of a zipper in the top of the bag. The bag is pictured at the left. I guess I also only used one handle instead of two, as I ran out of fabric.
I was also able to make three pillowcases at the retreat. All in all, not a lot accomplished -- only 5 completed small items, but I did only attend for one full day and parts of two days.
I will share about our group project in the next posting.