I am gathering projects together and preparing to leave for retreat with my friends from back home. This has become an annual event and is now our 4th? or 5th? Can’t quite remember! All I know is we hang out and sew and quilt for 2 1/2 days at a quilt shop. I can get LOTS done when I am away from home and routine and can just concentrate on my projects. I usually try to take things that need to be finished that have just been sitting here like…a stack and slash crazy quilt. The top was made in 1999 when I first joined guild, then I finally got it quilted (I may have finished the machine quilting at last year’s retreat). Now I will complete some hand quilting with perle cotton in the outer border, put the binding on and it will be finished! Yeh!
I have fabrics printed and layered to make more little bags, so I plan to finish those. I am working on a new little jacket by SuznQuilts to sell patterns from at quilt shows. In 2011 I have my first solo show, so I have some small pieces layered and ready to stitch…nothing like starting early! I am looking forward to a fun time with friends and getting projects finished.