Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More retreat stories.....

If you have ever been on a quilt retreat, then you know things can get a little weird after sewing for 12 straight hours. And sucking down endless sodas. And eating endless quanities of chocolate. So I think you can understand how I ended up like this.....

Yes, that's me with a claw hand.....made from a stick. Some of us took a walk and guess what I found. One of the ladies in the group talked about how forked sticks are used for finding water. Me? I wanted to bring it to the next guild business meeting (all in favor raise your hand....or claw).

I even tried to do a little sewing.....

And in case your are wondering, those ARE stickers on my sewing machine. I have all different kinds on it and they make me smile. Some day I want to own a hot pink featherweight, how cool would that be?!

This is my friend Lisa......she is really funny and makes fantastic quilts. You can read about her quilting adventures over at her blog, 9 Patch Nurse.

Lisa told us about a great ice cream shop nearby and of course what did we do? Take a road trip, I tried the strawberry cheesecake ice cream.....yum!

I actually did spent some time sewing at the retreat, I know hard to believe! I worked on my Orange Zinger. It is a selvage quilt and I like how it is coming along.

That's it for tonight! Have a great day!



Mary Lou Weidman said...

That quilt is amazing!!! Very fun and the color is wonderful.
When I do a scarecrow quilt, I always give him a hand like your claw. Save it for the next time you put a scarecrow on your porch.

Krista said...

I love this quilt!