First, let me thank you for your comments about my dehydration episode. Just this few days have I felt back to normal. I have been almost anal about drinking and wag a bottle of Gatorade with me to work and have one stowed in my car.
Last month, while visiting my friends in Nashville, we talked a little bit about how fun it would be to be able to sit and sew together. I had read about a virtual quilting retreat and asked them if they would be interested in doing the same thing. Our first retreat is this weekend!
I had originally only planned to sew today – and even goofed and scheduled a pedicure for this morning – since I had plans for tomorrow, but those were canceled this morning, due to my friend being ill . I am working on my signature swap blocks. I have 34 of 56 completed (9 of those I just finished ironing and squaring up). That’s 224 flying geese!!!!
Here’s a quick snap of just a few (I’m making them completely from my scraps.)
If you’re interested in participating, here’s the way it works. Tell the other members of your household that you are going on a quilting retreat in your sewing space. This will be easier said that done if you have little ones ;) Tell the big people in your house that you do not want to be bothered while you’re in your space. Either have someone else prepare meals, cook ahead, or crock pot it. Today we’re having already prepared lasagna and Mister will make salad to go along with it. I plan on sewing up until dinner time then will settle in with some stitching after that. Tomorrow I’m planning on throwing chicken in the crock pot and “bbq-ing” it, then all I’ll have to do is add my sides, but I plan on ending my retreat at that time
This will be once a month and the participants decide on the weekend. I’ve set up a Facebook Group and there will be a poll put up during Virtual Quilters Retreat to pick the next month’s weekend. If you can’t participate both days, then pick one day! If you’d like to join in, send me an email. The link is in the right side column.
Now, back to my cutting table.