Retreat! Ahhhhhh. If you've never attended, find one. If you have, you know what I mean. It is like living in an alternative reality for a few days. We had a good time, the world iced and defrosted while we just whirred away on our sewing machines. This is a picture of my personal nest. The tool box top worked just divinely! I lined up all of my log cabin strips and was off and running. The food, as
I'm admitting that I loved the week, but am glad to be back home.....I only enjoy R & R for so long and then my "I need to do a million things at a time" personality kicks back in!
Working on these log cabin blocks was almost painful as they take quite a while each. I completed 64 blocks and was assured that that was a good showing for two days work. I've never done a log cabin before. I just love the way it is turning out. I am going to break my rules and show a few of the settings we came up with. (tomorrow. ya need to space out the pictures or you use them up and then go days and days without photos! LOL) I am making it king sized so am not even half way there with finished blocks. I am going to put it aside for a little bit and finish two UFO's I've been working on for a while. I have very lofty goals on UFO finishes and need to stay on pace.
I am going to answer a few questions I've received. It is so annoying that you cannot hit reply to a comment received from blogger. Sweet Pea, our retreat was at the Red Barn Retreat in Coldspring , Texas. Population something like 6,000. It is in the middle of nowhere but wonderful. It is actually like a quilting bed and breakfast. Just delightful. Clare, the Terra Cotta quilt was warm enough because this year they had quilts already on the beds. I used them both and was toasty! Miriam, when I double click on a picture in a blog, I get a bigger version. When I double click on the terracotta quilt, I get a full screen picture. Try it and see if you can't see the quilt better! If not, let me know. Can anyone explain WHY I cannot get a paragraph or indent separation!!!!!???????? I hate run on paragraphs! I swear! This blogger is like being in mystery land. I had to edit a picture because a fellow retreater was shown in the background. I don't have her permission to post her photo.... When I did, and republished, all of my indents and paragraphs showed up!!!! Man o Man this can get irritating!