Do Me a Favor!

Recently I attended a quilt retreat at the home of one of my friends, Dolly.

She has hosted it for three years and what a fun time it is!

When it comes to favors you don’t have to ask Dolly twice.  In fact, you don’t even have to ask her once.  The only requirement is that you go to bed. lol!

That’s right, when we are sleeping the Favor Fairy comes and leaves the sweetest little favor by our sewing machines.

Each morning we awake to find sheer creativity and cuteness.

Our first favor was a darling mini notebook.  Perfect for jotting down sewing ideas or tips.


Look at this darling storage pouch made from an old pattern.


She couldn’t have picked a better one for me.  That’s how I wore my hair when I was young.  I had very fine hair and it would not grow long.


Love the mini spool attached to the zipper!


I have to show you the ones she gave my two sisters.  Julie is the oldest of us three girls.  It was like mom had two families.  She had 5 chldren, then 7 years later had us three girls.  Not all at the same time of course, lol!  The one on the right is for my sister, Jeanne.  She looked just like this in High School.  So, so fun!


One morning we awoke to a sweet treat.  An ice cream cone pin cushion.  Dolly machine stitched all of the fleece to look like a cone.  Does that woman ever sleep?  I think not.


Look at this water bottle cover.  I love it!  Guess what?  My sewing room is decorated in blue brown and pink.  won’t this be just so cute?  Notice the quilt I am working on?  It has tons and tons of half square triangles. UGH!


This year not only did we get favors from Dolly, but we also got three favors from the boys.

Yes, there are two boys, (men really), but we call them the boys that come to the quilt retreat.

You would not believe the quilts they make.  I will be doing a post featuring them and their quilts at a later date.

They gave us two darling pin cushions and a sweet wool flower to place on your machine.  It’s great to hold a few pins.


Sorry, these last two pics are a bit blurry.



Thanks Dolly and the boys for such a fun time and all the favors.  Hope I can do you a favor soon!



I will be sharing with:

Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday

Bunny Jeans for the Bunny Hop Party

Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday



pembrokeshire lass said...

What absolutely lovely pressies. Chosen with so much care and love! Very precious. Sounds like you had a lovely time! Enjoy your day. Joan

Grammy Goodwill said...

What great favors! I don't sew/quilt, but I would love to go to a scrapbook event.

Julie Marie said...

Oh my gosh ladies have too much fun!... that sounds like such a good time, a retreat and those favors are all just adorable... I especially love the little pattern pouches!... I received a sewing machine from Jack several years ago for my birthday and do a bit of sewing... would love to do more, especially make a quilt... wishing you a most blissful day today, xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

What great little favors! Sounds like you had a ball - so glad you enjoyed your retreat :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Gorgeous favours. Sounds like a fun retreat.

allisamazing said...

What cute favors and so creative!

The Farmers Daughter said...

I absolutely love the pouches--and everything else! lol What fun!!!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those are the most fun favors! I love the pincushions! Sound like you had a lot of fun! I would love to do something like that! Enjoy your week!

Linda said...

What fun! Cute gifts, and so thoughtful!

camp and cottage living said...

Wow, that is one special lady!
You must have had a blast.

Charade said...

Boy, you quilters sure get a lot done. And what a great way to use old pattern covers. Maybe I shouldn't have given all mine away to Goodwill?

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jann!

That must be so much fun... quilting AND a sleepover?! Dolly sounds like a real sweetie and I bet everyone had way too much fun. I can't wait to see what you and the others made.

Thanks for sharing at my party this week.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

LindyLouMac said...

Here at last catching up, computer problems, travelling and visitors have kept me away but I enjoyed reading your recent posts and especially enjoyed the stroll in your garden, glorious photos. I will be back later today to join in with share Your Cup Thursday.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Stop the fabulousness. This is too much! Oh, what a fantastic idea the quilt retreat is, and to get all the goodies as well...I love all these ideas, especially the storage pouch with the little spool. People are just so creative! Thanks for sharing this. I found you at Very Merry Vintage Style's link party. Hope you'll come over and visit at Quirky Vistas some time!


Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

PS: forgot to say that I'm your newest follower as well!


Shannon said...

Oh my! The pattern storage pouches are to die for. I do not sew..but my "Granny" did. Growing up I would watch her sew and she would sew things for us girls...that reminded me of her. I absolutely love those! I have never seen them or anything like them before. How unique!!

Lili said...


Anonymous said...

What darling little favors! She is so creative. Love the olden pattern pouches! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Sounds like a wonderful time Jann!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Some people are so creative and can come up with the perfect gifts for people. These favors certainly are in that category. Every one is adorable.


Vicki Boster said...

Jann -
This was such a fun post! I don't do quilting - but the idea of the retreat sounds like such a good time -- and the little goodies that you took home were totally delightful!~ The goodie fairy was very creative!

Thanks so much for sharing my give away on your beautiful blog! I'm so grateful for this favor from you!


Gabriele Vilkonyte said...

Hello dear,
maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with GFC or bloglovin? or even both?

have a nice day!

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm a new follower. I cam over from Very Merry Vintage! That retreat looks like fun! I had to come when I saw the name of your blog because I look like Mrs. Olson from the old Folger's coffee commercials just older. LOL! Love your blog and we have all the same interests! I also like to read and do needlework and DIY projects. I'll be back!

Warm Heart Bears said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time at the retreat! Quilting weekends are always fun!

Bev said...

I love that pattern pouch! What a great idea for old patterns!

LV said...

I am not into sewing, but do enjoy seeing what others create.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

What a fun time you must have had. Do you quilt during the day? Hope you can stop by. Visiting from Vintage Thursday. Blessings, Debbie

very merry vintage style said...

Sounds like a great time--such beautiful gifts! Love those pouches out of old patterns. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!