While it is always great to be at a quilt retreat, it's always fun to return home. Again the weather cooperated, and it was one of the best days I've seen in a long time. How could you not feel happy and excited!
I did go for a short walk in the morning and decided I'd better get myself back to the sewing machine to get something done! I managed to get the center of the flannel quilt done.
|Part of the flannel quilt done!|
I still have MANY squares of flannel left, and I think I will make four of these and sew them together. Then I'll need to add a few more rows on the bottom, which should give me a decent-sized quilt. That's the easiest, and who will know that the stars are in the exact location within the four sections. NO ONE will be able to tell. NO ONE will even know! So that goes back into the retreat box.
I did not take any rulers with me. DUH! I need to make a list of those things that I need to take all the time, or just take one of my duplicate rulers and put that permanently into the retreat box. I had to borrow Ronda's square ruler to trim some half-square triangles, and I thought I had better get those trimmed before she left.
|A bag of half-square triangles -- trimmed|
|Our original retreat house|
|Our old retreat house|
|The signposts are still there|
|The courthouse in Bracebridge|
|The original quilt shop in Bracebridge|
The rest of the trip home was uneventful. Chatted with my parents for a bit and then listened to an audiobook. I'm getting very good with the Bluetooth controls on the car and I am very happy with them. The navigation system? That's whole different story which I'd prefer not to even talk about!
I've been to spin class -- I love that 5:30 class. It gets me going and it doesn't delay my routine much.
I'll catch you up on the rest of the fun stuff tomorrow.
Hae a super day!!!