I had grand plans of staying up late with the ladies last night, but by the time 11pm had rolled around there were only a few of us left. I took this picture as I was heading out the door to go back to my room and call it a night. So much for well placed intentions! I’m just not able to stay up and sew until 2am anymore ---not when there is a class at 9am the next morning!
This retreat has 30 some attendees, and we are spread out over 2 rooms. It’s cozy and friendly and several of the ladies I am reacquainting myself with since I was here last – 3 years ago!
The reason I had to quit sewing early?
When you start sewing the 4 patch rotated the wrong way and have to pick out ----
And after picking out and fixing the 4 patch – you sew the whole section on wrong ---
It’s time to go to BED!!
There are several featherweights in attendance ---along with a Singer 301. Lots of vintage machine chatter going on amongst us, but none got as much attention as our one Quilter, Dee – who not only prizes her purple featherweight that she sews on ---but, loves it SO MUCH that she wears her passion on her
Here’s the beautiful smiling front side of Dee!
I think we all agreed that she is “Plum Crazy” as the name of her machine plainly states on her shoulder! But what a way to be crazy about something we all love so much? Thanks, Dee for allowing me to share your artwork on the blog! Even those of us who are tattooless can see the extreme amount of time and skill that went into this one.
I DID get THIS done last evening though….blew me away – 8 blocks in the period of a few hours, vs the 3 I can crank out in 2 hours of QuiltCam time…..amazing what you can do when you aren’t stopping to talk to everyone ;c) But it’s not a race, right?
More to share later --- the facility is awesome, just wish it were warmer because I would so be out there for some walking! There are DEER everywhere, and eagles flying ---the pines smell SO good, even in the crisp frosty air.
Gonna go sew before class ---