no camera, no photos
Ok, don't give me a hard time, but, I chose not to take my camera to retreat. I was way too busy sewing and having fun to be taking photos...though several took my photo showing off my completed top. Well, the blocks are all sewn together-I spent this morning cutting out the three borders I will be putting on it. So, you all have to wait until that point to see how it looks. Aren't I a meanie *vbs*?
I know you won't be surprised to hear I won the award for staying up the latest. Yes, there I was putting that top together...determined to have that top done before I went to bed - when I heard birds...not coming from my ipod either...Oh no! that could only mean, yep, I had sewn the night away! It was 5 am ish when I crawled into bed - but that top was done! I had terrific help from everyone in distributing the blocks so the light/dark parts were spread out evenly over the top.
I also finished up the baby pooh quilt top too. I had to cut one border to allow for an extra wide special Pooh satin binding I want to apply. Now I need to catch up on my sleep and sew borders on. The large quilt will go to the longarm quilter and I will quilt the pooh bear one on my machine. My goal is the end of this month to have those two done. When I get a chance I will post some photos of the "white elephant" I won - another fun aspect of the retreat-with lots of laughter included. I did not touch my bin of scraps but one of the older quilt gals took it on as her mission to organize! It is all folded and in color groups now...except for the "too small" scraps that I am doing mile a minute blocks with. I had to explain what that was and then show her an example of what a mile a minute block looks like. I had a few in a baggie.
There were some truly amazing quilts being finished or worked on by many of the women there-stunning stuff. Of course, now I am sorry I did not take my camera, but I know who to email and ask for copies. I made some new friends, hung out with other friends that I haven't seen in a while - just generally had the best of times. I only spent money on having a massage (pretty good chair one too) and resisted visiting any quilt shops. I did manage to win some fabric over the course of the retreat-so managed to add to my stash anyway.
And so concludes my most excellent retreat adventure.