Saturday, January 20, 2007

Home again, Home again, Jiggety Jig

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

usual was yum and the company delightful. I can't believe

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!


joyce said...

It's a good thing I enlarged the picture. In teh small one the brown strips look like boxes of chocolate covered raisins. Lol. I thought that was a fine, if decadent, way to quilt! I will be awaiting pictures of the log cabin blocks. I have only made wonky log cabins which are a lot of fun. I love your colour choices.

paula, the quilter said...

Joyce's comment made me laugh. What a nice way to start a day.

Pam said...

I go to a retreat every spring. I just love retreats, they are so much fun and it sounds like you were very productive. Very neat little set up you have for yourself.

I am finding blogger is a big pain with the paragraphs as well. Seems beta still has a few quirks!

The Calico Cat said...

Nuts I tell ya, you are nuts to have cut out all of those units for the log cabins... (At least you did not use paper foundations!)

Diana said...

Wow, that was a productive weekend! I love retreats, too. Our LQS hosts two a year and I really look forward to them.
As to the indents and paragraph breaks, I have trouble with that too, something to do with the html my computer literate daughter tells me!

swooze said...

Hey Morah don't worry! What is taking me so long on my King log cabin is that I am not spending a lot of time on it. I am about to blog about it so come have a look when you can!

Clare said...

Hi Morah,

I have tried to email you, but your mail is bouncing back. don't know if it is me or you!

Haven't tried a Log Cabin either, but may, just may, get round to it one day.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I put a 'p' with the >< things to make a new paragraph when blogger won't do it. Love the log cabins. I'd like to go on a retreat too


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