Since my UFO list is so long, it was difficult to decide what to take to work on. Knowing that our retreats are wild and crazy, it can be hard to concentrate and stay focused on one thing; so I took several ongoing projects to work on. I always take more than I will get done, but you just never know.
Another project that I usually take along to retreats is my scrap string blocks. When it's hard to concentrate on specific patterns or instructions because of all the laughing and getting up to see someone giving a demo or telling a joke and everyone is talking at once, I pull out my trusty no-thinking string blocks. I sometimes go around and check the trash bags for more strings to add to my blocks for more variety. You know the saying about turning trash into treasure, or something like that.
Here is what they look like when you just grab and sew them in no particular order.