It’s been one of those busy weeks around here. My computer and I have had a bit of an estranged relationship for the past few days. Part of that is due to the fact that I was able to attend part of Pamela’s quilt retreat. Because of a full schedule of family activities, I couldn’t attend the whole thing, but it was still very nice to get away for a few hours yesterday and today and just sew. I brought 3 UFO’s (un-finished-objects) thinking I would make great progress toward wrapping those up. But what did I do instead? Start something totally new! (Of course!) See above.
We were also privy to an Emily Herrick trunk show. (Teaser alert.) I’ll share more of those in a separate post. They were awesome. As is her new collection, Hall of Fame. The quilt above is made with fabrics from her first collection, Going Coastal. I love that line and that quilt!
One of my favorite parts of a quilting retreat is seeing what other people are working on. So much cute stuff! This is part of a Christmas table-runner made by Maggie. Love it.
Blessed Maggie also donated a little triangle of precious Pez fabric so I could finish one of my UFO’s. (See, I did actually pull one of them out and made good progress.) Thank you Maggie!
And here is the progress on my blocks from the first picture. Coming along nicely. I always love the chance to meet new sew-y friends and to chat while sewing. Good times. Thank you new friends! And productive too – an added bonus.
And now I’m off to bed. My busy life caught up to me last night – I thought I was going to fall asleep while making dinner. Afterward I took my daughter to her national Honor Society program and once I sat down, I could not keep my eyes open during the enthusiastic speeches about all those important high-achieving characteristics. Fortunately she said, “It’s okay Mom, you can take a nap through this part.” What a good child. I’m glad to say that I was wide awake during the part where my daughter got her certificate, but if my Leadership and Character qualities are not as good as they should be, you’ll know why.