Sunday, February 19, 2012

Retreating Again

The last three days were spent at the February "Sleep At Home" Retreat at The Quilted Cottage. It's difficult to describe how much we all look forward to these days of sewing together. We are so blessed with the opportunity to do this. On Thursday, we were treated to a book signing by Barbara Douglas of Midland, Michigan. (We have so many talented quilters in this area) Her book is titled "Singular Sensations" and features fourteen completely different quilts made from the same quilt block. It was delightful to meet her and see her quilts.

Here she is signing my book.

You can see more of Barbara's quilt at her website.

Connie and I spent most of the retreat sewing on secret projects. I'll have pictures of them at a later date. Yesterday, I did finish a teeny twist 'n turn heart. This was a prototype, as my friend, Alice, would say. I learned that the background fabric is a tad too busy and I shouldn't use a single, dark square at the bottom. A big thank you to Diane (whose finished heart I should have paid more attention to before sewing my squares together) for helping me with the layout. My next one will be much better.

Connie and I will be hanging out at Four Seasons Quilt Shop in Maple Grove, MN next week. If you're in the area, check it out.

Sally Schneider had her "Farmer's Daughter" quilt stolen recently. Bonnie Hunter is spreading the word here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fleeting February!!

Yikes! Almost two weeks have gone by in February and not one post from me. Really, I've been keeping busy, but most things I can't show just yet.

I did finish a second lacy scarf and purchased a few more skeins of yarn. I tried to take a picture of the scarf around my neck. Maybe the floor was a better shot.

Connie made the sample for February's Prairie Woman's Sewing Circle. It was a lot of flying geese units and turned out so pretty in pinks and browns.

It seems I missed my five year blogaversary! My first post was February 3, 2007. I also hit 100 followers and am close to 400 posts. Those milestones should require a giveaway, don't you think? I'll get back to you on that one.