I’m running late – as usual. But I have a good excuse. It’s Retreat Season. I’m currently at my second of three retreats in a span of four weekends. Las weekend was a small quilt retreat at a wonderful B&B about an hour from my home. Unfortunately, the proprietors have decided to retire (again) so this was the last gathering for our small group. We’re hoping to find another suitable location to continue the tradition. I did not take a single picture, because I was too busy creating quilts. One top was completed, another just needed borders when I left, and a third was over half finished. I’m happy to say that #2 now has its borders, and #3 has made good progress.
I’m at a scrapbook retreat this weekend with my college roommate. Since I discovered quilting, my heart is no longer in scrapbooking, but it’s a great way to spend time with my friend. I’m working on my Alaska trip so it’s fun to reminisce about the cruise we took last fall. I’m so ready to go again!
We are in for yet another major snow storm tonight and tomorrow. My work computer is in my car as I’m expecting yet another snow (sew) day at home tomorrow.
On the bright side – my Handi Quilter Sweet 16 returned home on Friday. I can’t wait to get home and get reacquainted. Although I’ve had her for several months, I’ve used her a grand total of twice. And then she stopped working. I finally had to send her back to the store where I purchased her, and they eventually had to return her to Handi Quilter to be repaired. I have big plans for her, so she better be rested up and ready to work!
Because of retreats and WIPs this month, there are few finishes. I did finish a Christmas gift that I can’t share, a birthday swap item that I can’t share, and I tiny little Valentines’ quilt. I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, because I was only using from my stash, but I’m very happy with the result.
I also added the February addition to my Relaxing Robin piece. We were to add applique. This is going to become a baby quilt, and now that I’ve started, I have a plan in mind. The March assignment is to add triangles, and I have a really cute idea that I hope to execute.
Off to do some scrapping…and looking forward to sewing later today.