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The Best Weekend Ever

Ok, the weekend I got married was probably better, but it's a close call.

This is where I spent this weekend- sewing, chatting, laughing, eating, sewing and more sewing. It was my first ever quilting retreat and I loved every minute of it! I am so lucky to have friends who not only understand that spending the entire weekend sewing can be fun but also invite me along to do it with them. I also got to meet eight new lovely quilting obsessed ladies. It's nice to know that I'm not alone in my insanity. You'd think that after two solid days of sewing I would be burned out. But seeing everyone else's beautiful fabrics and fantastic projects has left me inspired and ready to sew some more.

I mostly worked on these-

Well, the stars. The stripes on the right belong to the uber-talented Nikke. Whenever I got sick of the stars, I sewed together scrappy 2.5" squares.

It's either going to be a big hot ugly mess or a big hot wonderful mess. Either way, I'm betting that a king size would barely put a dent in my scraps.

My one regret is that I wish I had brought a project I could have finished in the weekend. These two were just barely getting started and much too labor intensive for one weekend. I wish I had brought a smaller project- a bag, another Geranium dress,  or a baby quilt that I could have just whipped up. It's a little depressing to sew for an entire weekend and not even have anything finished to show for it.

While there, we did a pouch swap. I dug out a three year old abandoned embroidery project and made this before I left home-

Inside I tucked this little notebook, some washi tape and some chocolate, of course.

I had a fantastic time. I did not want to leave. But, I did get home just in time. After spending the weekend taking care of barfing children while I went and played with fabric, my husband started throwing up himself soon after I got home. Time to go take care of him.


balloongal said…
Sorry about the sick family, but I'm glad you had such a great weekend before that. So much fun.

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