Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Retreat is over!

 Oh, it went so fast!  We were at a very nice retreat center and right out the windows was a river flowing by.  And oh, my, the food - such excellence!  It was so nice to be with my quilting buds again and sew and visit.

The photo below shows some of the quilts that were brought for show and tell.  There is always so much inspiration.  I just need more hours in each day to accomplish all I want.  Well, there's that, and then  there's the fact that I don't make as good use of my time as I could, that's for sure.
See the river out the window?
And this is what I was working on:  The pattern is "Sallie's Quilt."  These are some of the 20 or so blocks I made.  I still have approximately 12 to make, unless I decide to increase the size of the quilt.  Those blocks don't come quickly though, so probably not.  At any rate, that decision doesn't have to be made for a while yet.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I've been slipping - again!

Well, I have let more time go by than I had planned before posting.

First, it is almost retreat time again!  I will go Friday and come home on Sunday.  I have a couple projects ready to take and am looking forward to some good solid quilting time and chatting time with my friends.  It helps also that the retreat center serves really yummy food!

DH and I spent a few days at the Oregon coast this week.  We had two rainy days and one day that was absolutely gorgeous.  We walked and walked on the beach and enjoyed every minute.

The clouds were so beautiful.

I don't imagine everyone would agree with us, but we consider
 these sea gulls to be water rats - a big, dirty nuisance.

Very pretty, large piece of driftwood.

It was a pretty calm day with not much surf.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Project Linus Completion!!

Alas!  A Project Linus completion.  And before I go any further, yes, I have now seen that the block in the upper left-hand corner is turned the wrong way.  And do you know when I noticed it?  It was when I downloaded the picture.  Eeeegad!  The blocks are the Disappearing 4 Patch that I referenced in an earlier post.

I mentioned (I think) that I had LOTS of butterfly fabric left over from an earlier quilt (below) that I made for one of my granddaughters.  Believe it or not, there is still quite a bit of fabric, so there may be another Project Linus project in there.

It's a bright, sunny day here in the Portland area, and I'm going to take advantage of it by getting out and taking a nice, long walk with DH.

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