As I walked out into my kitchen this morning I glanced over at these two quilts resting on my dining room table. The bright sunshine bouncing across their surfaces is what caught my eye. One of them is for my grandson Mr. B and the other I was commissioned to make for a relative’s granddaughter. I’ll post more about them once I have finished their bindings.
I’ve been busily wrapping up the longarm quilting on three different quilts, these two were among them, adding bindings and brainstorming about what to pack for my retreat at the Woodland Ridge Retreat Center. The dust hasn’t even begun to settle from the flurry of activity. The constant commotion has my mind racing with all that needs to be accomplished as well as what projects to pack for my adventure.
You know, of course I will pack enough UFO’s (unfinished objects) to keep me busy for years to come. I would rather take along a plethora of options than hit a road block because of missing fabrics, appropriate threads, or what ever other item I forgot to pack. If I find myself at a stopping point on the first quilt I tackle, there will be plenty more to choose from.
Of course a roadblock of any kind could always open up the option of heading out on an adventure to explore the fabric stores in the surrounding area. This retreat is a total free-for-all. No organized classroom time involved. It’s just a bunch of ladies gathering together to get away, rest, relax and sew uninterrupted to our heart’s content. Some of us will put our noses to the grind-stone to accomplish as much as possible while others just veg.
Definitely coming along on my sewing marathon will be the UFO’s I inherited from my mother.
I’ve made it my mission to finish them before she’s no longer with us. She turned 85 last fall so I feel a sense of urgency. I’ve given each quilt my own personal designation as far as priority. The first one to be tackled will be this one.
Well I think I better get back to my planning. Thanks for stopping by. Best wishes for a productive day in your creative journey!
6 thoughts on “Getting Ready”
The needlework is so cute! My mom used to embroider. I miss seeing that kind of stuff. She doesn’t do it anymore.
Thanks! I agree I don’t really see it anymore either. Brings back fond memories.
Looks like a busy…year ahead 🙂
Always! Wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m too old to watch life pass me by. ☺