Today's felicity is that I will be going on a quilt retreat tomorrow! I'll be sewing my little brains out from 9 am until 10 pm at a gorgeous locale just 45 minutes from the city, together with fellow members of the VMQG *and* FVMQG. Sqeeeeeee! I am very, very excited!
Have you ever been on a quilt retreat? They're usually weekend-long things, and you stay at a hotel or a B&B or a church-affiliated retreat centre. This concept of Krista's is very cool in that you don't have to commit to a full weekend OR stay overnight, which is especially helpful to those of us with smaller kiddos.
A retreat is a chance to work on whatever you want uninterrupted except by chatting, checking out others' work, chatting, eating (someone else cooks!) etc. etc. - just you and your sewing machine. In other words, quilter-style bliss. If you ever have the opportunity to go on a retreat, TAKE IT. You won't regret it.
I'll be working on - what else? - those 3 preschool fundraiser quilts I committed to. I am surprisingly ahead of the game on this project (I know, who are you and what have you done with our President? says the Last Minute Club). I've got one top just about done - the details such as the bird's beak and legs, as well as the sun's rays, and the flowers' leaves etc. will be filled in with that scribbly appliqué technique:
As I was naming the image file to save it, I realized Kindergarten means children's garden! Yay, me!
And another one underway:
The AM and PM preschool class quilts will be mirror-images and together will form a full tree, diptych-style!
I'm having a lot of fun with these quilts - they are designs I've had floating in my head for a while, so I'm delighted to be able to let them out.
Have a great weekend!