Results of sewing day camp Thursday & Friday: I had even less time to sew than expected because I ended up with extra duties and an extra-long meeting in the middle of the first day, but I did make a little progress on projects.
1) Cut out a wallet with lots of small pieces (multiple pockets). Ironed fusible stabilizer on the pieces that needed it. Sewed the section with credit card pockets, then had to stop for a meeting.
* I tried to get back to sewing the wallet Friday morning, but discovered that in trying to be efficient and tidy, I had put a necessary piece in the bag with fabric scraps that I had taken home Thursday afternoon.
2) I had bought a pattern for slacks that was highly recommended by several people. Unfortunately, the pattern is not printed in a large enough size for me. Friday morning I redrafted the pattern to my size and cut it out of cotton fabric for a first test. Set them aside and did not have time to start sewing them. If they fit at all, the cotton fabric will work for pajama pants. If the style works, I will buy some nice fabric for the "real" pair.
3) Pulled out previously-cut pieces for a knit top and sewed half of it before interrupted again.
4) Wanted to cut out another top but too many people needed to use the cutting tables. Alas.
So ... I did not finish a single project, but I am content that I made enough progress on all projects that they will be easy to pick up and continue whenever I have time to sew at home.
The socializing at day camp/retreat is always the most important part. We don't get much chance at the regular monthly meetings to just sit and chat with friends. The small group of members that attended this day camp are the core group of regulars that attend every event. No drama, very supportive of each other. Love them all. I wish I could have had more time with them, but I couldn't get out of the 2-hour meeting nor my work shift on Thursday.
Hopefully I'll have better luck with time at the spring day camp. And I'll remember my mistake and not be so quick to tidy up as I go or take home extra fabric until the project is totally finished!