A few weeks ago I finished up two large quilts by renting some time on a long-arm in Ft. Collins. I've decided to save the posts for those finishes for the upcoming Blogger's Quilt Festival. Stay tuned!
Just after my trip to Ft. Collins, I had the pleasure of attending a mini retreat with a small group of friends from the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild. We rented a house in Colorado Springs and sewed and socialized. The sweet girls threw me a surprise baby shower on that Saturday night. My friends made me these baskets filled with baby supplies and I also received boxes of diapers and gift cards. It was so unexpected and generous. I really haven't gotten much for this baby and it's a little depressing to think about all of the baby stuff I had to leave behind before we moved- so this was especially appreciated.
Several hours after the baby shower, I made the difficult decision to go home early from the retreat. I just really wasn't feeling well and was unable to accomplish anything anyhow. The only thing I did was cut out the lining pieces and quilt some panels for a Weekender bag. It was so sad for me: retreats are my super productive happy place!!! And this was the last one for me till the baby is weaned.
I received another handmade gift for the baby from a friend in MA: a beautiful handmade blanket. My daughter really loves it, but I think she will be okay with sharing:
I made some time to do some sewing today but decided to keep it simple:
Remember that time when I was going to make myself a mini quilt for my sewing room and before I knew it, it became a king sized quilt top? I am making a second attempt at that goal with the start of this churn dash block:
I also pulled out these leftovers from my Penny Patch quilt and made a 20" square destined to be a pillow.... maybe in time for SMS Giveaway Day......?
And just for fun, I will share this hilarious mosaic a friend shared with me to illustrate her belief that my husband looks like Prince William. He's actually been told this about a dozen times before, usually by women in their 60's.
Finally, with lots of