Busy as usual here. Winter seems to want to be a permanent tenant these days. I did manage to break away for a few days for an annual quilt retreat...a much needed... to Shipshewana with friends. My sister joined this year for the first time!! She enjoyed a few days of relaxation, shopping, eating and finished a wool mat too! She now understands all the hype after years of hearing about the "Legends of the Shipshewana retreat." lol
I had a plan going into the retreat this year. A schedule even...lol!!! I still chuckle at that!!! Basically, I like to sew to my heart's content, but this year I made a list of projects I wanted to work on. Usually, I pack some stuff to work on the morning I leave! Trust me, I am very laid back about it all...I nap and watch movies while away. It is all about enjoyment, not just sewing for me. With that being said, I actually accomplished a lot while I was there!
I have been wanting to make the quilt Round&Round by Camille Roskelley for some time. Pattern available here.
here. It was another project I have been wanting to make.
here. Love this too. :-)
here. I prepped the wool. All my HSTs are done! There is like 130 or 140 or something total that you need for the mat!
All the projects were made from my stash except the Blue Birds Runner, that was kit I had. Not too bad. :-)
I wanted to send a HUGE thank you to Karen for sending me a show book from The Road to California show.
here. And thank you to everyone for their kind words regarding Portland Rose.
Like I mentioned earlier dance is in full swing. The girls had a charity event they performed at last Friday. I never tire of watching them. I get so excited, I can hardly stand myself!! lol It was great practice for them to prepare for their competitions and great practice for ME to get them ready!!
And you know I could not leave you without some quilting. There is A LOT of quilting happening!!