Lucky Dog

Monday was a perfect day, well almost perfect – I didn’t get to sew but I did get to straighten up the house and just have a punch list of things to do, but no deadlines except for when I went to bed. Ha!

I can see more of my floor; I got to re-file my fabric that I pulled for the bow tie exchange. What a mess I had on my hands, not to mention all the stuff I have from being out of town.

Tuesday was prep day for a retreat and Wednesday was “game on” day. I drove to Madisonville and arrived at the Woodbine Hotel and unloaded and waited on our gang to join me.

We have the best group of ladies and this is our 6th year to gather at the Woodbine. Susan is the owner of the hotel and manages it and is also our chef. She does an unbelievable job holding down the fort and taking care of everything. Thank you Susan, we look forward to our next stay.

Susan's special lunch for us on Saturday

Susan’s special lunch for us on Saturday

I did get out and did my exercise while we were there. This was a nice surprise!

one of the sunrises we got to see on Lake Madisonville

one of the sunrises we got to see on Lake Madisonville

We always do “lovies” to exchange at this retreat. Everyone was in their chair when it came time for this event, it is like “stitch Christmas”. Each year I am surprised to see what all the ladies do. They did an outstanding job! Thank you ladies!

day one of our Lovie exchange

day one of our Lovie exchange

day 2 of our Lovie exchange

day 2 of our Lovie exchange

I got to work on finishing up a few projects that needed to be completed and I had at least a couple of projects that I hoped to get started. First I had half-square triangles that I needed to trim up, 6×14 – giving me 672 half-squares. Done!

Next up was making 2 sets of 20 for 40, red and white/cream 9-patches. Got those puppies done.

my little 9-patches

my little 9-patches

Then I got to work on my Dresden blocks – I had 40 more to make. Those little jewels take forever to make, I think I did a set a day and then I had to power through and get the last 2 sets done in one day. Wahoo! They are done too!

my little dresden darlings done

my little dresden darlings done

We had several finishes this time; our lady bees were very productive! Congratulations on all the finishes this weekend.

Cathy's first finish

Cathy’s first finish

Connie got a finish

Connie got a finish

Heidi got one too

Heidi got one too

another finish by Cathy

another finish by Cathy

Pam's finish

Pam’s finish

I had pre-cut one of the Moda Frivols “Brio” #8 and used a white on white background. I did change up the cutting instructions. The instructions were to draw lines on the background (wrong side) of the fabric and create half-squares. Well that takes a lot of time, so I decided to cut strips 2 ¼-inch wide then use the easy angle ruler to cut my half-squares. That worked out very nicely.

my frivol change

my frivol change

another view of the strips for the half-squares

another view of the strips for the half-squares

Last night I finished up getting all the pieces ready to assemble for making the blocks today. I had to make 9, I only got 6 made but I consider it all a success! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to work on my little bow tie blocks, but they are all still waiting on me. Ha!

6 of my Frivol blocks done

6 of my Frivol blocks done

I got home today and David surprised me with his quilt project. He made a small sized quilt barn tile for the “inside”. He did a great job, thanks babe! I love it!

and my surprise from David

and my surprise from David

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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