I had hoped to post long before now but life has been pretty hectic, but all good.
First on the agenda was to hang a few quilts – so we did! I hope you like the updates!
We celebrated Katie turning 26 and we got to watch the kids over the Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time, watching those 2 sure is fun, they get along so well and they can sure create a mess and give me a run for my money. David even watched them while I went on my hour bike ride.
I made a little more progress on my Primitive Gatherings, Somewhere in Time! I got blocks 13, 14 and 15 completed and I’m not working on 16! I can’t tell you how good it feels to be this close to the end.
I do believe that I’m going to need a twelve-step program once I’m finished with my little bow ties! At the beginning, I was doing two sets a day, when I could. Then I went up to three sets a day! Too bad sewing isn’t considered a workout program; I’d be a lot thinner. Ha! I don’t get to make them every day, but I sure try to.
Over the weekend or Thursday through Sunday I had a beginning quilting retreat with 6 students and 3 retreaters.
We had tons of rain but we decided to go to Monument Inn for dinner on Friday night and on the way home we got to see a rainbow over the San Jacinto Monument.
We had a very successful retreat, we had one student who had to leave early and could not finish, but the other 5 did complete their tops. Best of all we had 5 elated students!
I got to work on my little bow ties and on my last block during teaching breaks. I got a lot of the bow ties done; they seem like little bunnies, I think they multiply even though they aren’t.
After quilting class was over we drove over to Humble for Dylan’s 10th birthday party. As we got into their little section I was surprised to see Candice and Hailey! They had driven down for a brief visit. We got to watch the kids play and before they all left I did get a group photo, but it wasn’t all that good. It is hard to try and get 6 little ones to look at the camera at the same time.
Due to all the rain David got to work on his wooden quilt, he is progressing rather well and is quite organized in all his little processes.
Sunday night, I met Delores over at the retreat house and she and I went to IAH to pick up Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. Lisa was our guest speaker at the Baytown Quilt guild on Monday night as well as our instructor in our class on Tuesday.
Lisa is an extremely talented lady/quilter/designer/teacher. I really enjoyed her lecture and class. If you ever have the chance to listen to her and her story, it is well worth the trip.
I got to spend a lot of one on one time with Lisa and totally enjoyed it all. We went to lunch on Monday to Outriggers and watched the boats come in and out of the marina; I knew she would enjoy the water, we finally had some great weather. On the way back to the house we stopped by an antique store and I got to see some of the 3 largest Stag horn ferns that I have ever seen in my life. They were so big that I had to take a few pictures so I could share!
Tuesday we had our class and it was a huge success! There aren’t too many “wool workers” in Texas, but now there are a few more! We all loved the class and we learned a lot and our class time went by way too quickly.
After the class, 7 of us that went out to dinner at El Toro in Baytown and then I took her back to the retreat house and we stitched and I even got to go back over there Tuesday morning and stitch some more.
RoseAnn Cook of Quilter’s Emporium picked her up around noon. After Lisa left, I worked on my 3 long inner sashing sections and it is coming along too. Lots of flowers, leaves, buds and centers are ready, I just need to get the cross stitching on the vines before I put on the extras.
Grandbaby #8 will be here soon so I hope to have them ready to stitch!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,