Though I was glad to be there, I was sick during the whole retreat (I was not the only one), and slept a good part of the "production" time. I didn't even unpack my sewing machine, and the one photo I have to show you wasn't even taken by me, as I took no photos at all.
The upper quilt top was made by friend D,
and the lower one made by friend L.
And here is an updated photo of our grand-daughter
who will be 3 weeks old on Thursday...
I am still not completely back to health, as I am still battling
a really bad cold that I haven't been able to shake.
I wasn't going to buy anything much, but you know how that goes!!
Bought some sale fabrics, went for lunch, back to shop cause one of our gals had yet to pay for her chosen items, and of course I started looking around, and found this book.
Do I need any more quilt books? NO! It had 3 patterns in it that really caught my eye, so of course I had to buy it!! Pictures aren't that great. Taken with my iPod, since I broke my camera about 8 months ago. Anyway, here are the 3 that caught my eye.
And if any of my gals are checking, no, I did not get a post up last week, for my once a week promise. We had an eventful, as well as a rough week last week, for we had a sad and upsetting tragedy happen in my extended family, and my thoughts were consumed with that. I just remembered today about needing to post on the blog. Am I forgiven Ladies of my quilting circle?
Here are the fabrics I bought. Some Christmas prints.
Plus a few others...
Our twins were up from Wisconsin for a visit.
And Hubby bought a 2010 Honda Civic. Better on fuel than our gas guzzling trucks!
Time to get some sewing done, now that life has calmed down again and things are falling into place...
Just waiting for the grandsons to come for me to babysit tonight, and thought what can I do while I wait now, cause everything is tidy and ready for them... AH! Do a blog posting...
This is a crocheted shawl I am making for myself. I have a few more rows to
do to finish the decorative edge. Made of a Cotton yarn...
This is a knitted shawl I am making for myself again. I always envy the beautiful woolen yarns my friends use, cause I like the look of it, but can't use it because I'm allergic to it. Found this acrylic yarn the kind of looks wooly, so thought to try it. Just another 10 rows and I'll be done!
Had a nice thick dusting of snow this morning. Everything looked so clean and fresh, but it is cold.