Good Morning Quilters! Unusual week around here: Hubby went on a golfing trip with other golfer friends for five days and I am at staying at home with the two dogs. What did I plan while he was away? A one person quilt retreat!
Retreat rules (there are none)
No set retreat hours
No set mealtimes (except for Penny Lane and Mojo)
No bed time or rules. In fact, since I was alone, I slept in the guest bedroom and let both dogs get up on the bed. They were so happy, and I enjoyed having them snoring beside me. They are not allowed on the bed in our bedroom.
Old movies that I've seen before have been my go-to entertainment choice.
So far I've watched Sweet Home Alabama, Sixteen Candles, Erin Brockovich, and The Breakfast Club. Plus several old black and white movies of WWII era.
Visits by friends: Saturday my two nephews who live in Ludington came over to visit me and play with the doggies. They brought dog treats, and the pups were in love with them.
Sunday my quilter friend Joan came over. She had just returned from a trip out of town that was quite fruitful. She showed me her vintage fabric purchases, vintage kit purchases, and vintage quilt purchases. I love to see what friends buy (quilt related) because I have no guilt and it is not adding to my stash. I can thoroughly enjoy the purchases.
Retreat accomplishments so far:
Appliqued 12 more stars on the first flag of the "10 Cents A Chance" quilt. One more 12 star week and I will have one of the six star fields completed. I'm afraid you are going to get tired of seeing appliqued stars on my blog posts.
(The bottom row center star is extra “wonky” and I am going to take it off and place it better.)Started and finished another basket of flowers for the May Day quilt. Basket #25 of 30.
This means only five more blocks to applique! I pencil traced the next four of the last five blocks onto the background fabric. The very last block is filled with French knots, and I saved that one to trace tomorrow, on my last retreat day. It is exciting to get near the end of the embroidered baskets project.
Have you ever had a retreat at home all by yourself? Not nearly as much fun as a retreat with quilting friends, but it is the best I can do until the real quilt retreats start up for me.
What is on your design wall? I hope you are making more progress there than I am. My next project for assembly is up on the design wall is my Jane Stickle quilt, and I seem to be stalling on working on it.
If you choose to link up with this blog post (and I hope you will) please follow the two link-up rules: (1) Ask your readers to visit Design Wall Mondays and (2) provide them a link to this post. There is only one more Design Wall Monday in May, after today, so I am challenging you to get some of your UFOs up on the design wall and get them finished.