All over the country, quilters knew that Super Bowl Sunday also leaves 6 or more hours for glorious stitching – either by sewing as they watch the festivites at home (or not!) or gathering with other quilters to sew and eat and watch (or not watch) or to do as we did – gathered at The Gathering Place retreat in Crosby, Texas for a very fun Box Kite workshop day from the Addicted to Scraps book and enjoy our own endless buffet of goodies that filled the kitchen to over flowing!
Let’s face it. Class was only from noon until 6pm and there was still loads of game time left after we were done. We could do it all, have it all, and keep on quilting through it all!
Yes, someone even brought smoked brisket. This is TEXAS, Y'all! We need SERIOUS eats when we sew!
This was our retreat house classroom!
And there was ample space for 24 quilters to spend the day!
Usually the retreat house holds 10 retreaters, 2 large bedrooms with 5 twin beds each, 2 1/2 baths, a full kitchen, TV and wifi ready for your every retreating comfort. We converted the large sewing area for our classroom space on Sunday because most churches where guilds meet don’t have the availability for a Sunday class.
Cutting with the Essential Triangle Tool!
Mother and Daughter sewing together -
And 3 out of 4 sisters too!
Melissa brought her En Provence!
And I love her back!
You can’t see it from here I don’t think, but the main fabric is the “monopoly money” print. SO FUN!
You can find the rest of our day in the slide show below. Enjoy!
Fill in corner #4 is ON the Mothership!
I finished adding this section while watching the conclusion of the Harry Potter Marathon from my hotel room. But even before that…After being dropped back off after dinner I discovered that there is a Cracker Barrel next door. No, I didn’t go there to eat, but when given the chance to browse, I can find some pretty cool things, even clothes sometimes.
What’s a girl to do when it is still early and she has no wheels?
I bought a sign for the NEW Quilt Villa VA!
We close on the new Quilt Villa in just about 6 weeks. I’m going to have a “REAL” Laundry room, not just a closet with a bi-fold door in the kitchen.
This is my first “Cabin Warming’ gift for the start of our new adventure. And it was 25% off. What can I say? When I shop I still love a bargain?
Today may have some bargains in store, too. The guild girls will be here shortly to pick me up. We are driving to Alvin to wander around and do some antiquing and enjoy lunch out before my presentation at the guild meeting tonight. (And…I get to share the now rectangular hexie quilt as part of my lecture.)
One of the conversations we had in the car the other night on the way from the airport was feeling like you are spinning your wheels on projects and just dabbling here and there, but not really making any progress. “How do you get it all done?” folks often ask.
And that is where today’s Quiltville Quote comes into play:
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I find that GOAL + DEADLINE = MOTIVATION! For me it’s deadlines that keep me on track. The projects that don’t have deadlines just don’t seem to mean as much to me and they can languish or even be forgotten about while I fritter off eager to try the next thing that tickles my fancy.
Keeping track of my progress, and making short term goals of which units I’m working on next, kitting them up so they are ready to sew, planning my time to keep making progress helps me KEEP making progress.
How do you stay motivated on a project? Share in the comments section below!
Have a terrific Monday, everyone!