Once upon a time, I was a pretty new quilter. And I met some women that had been quilting together for some time. And they invited me to join them and we all became fast friends. Back in the day, we'd get together once a month to sew, and we'd go on retreats now and then and sew and eat and laugh and sew some more. Somewhere along the line, we named ourselves The Basket Case Quilters. But somehow things changed, life got even busier, and we rarely quilt together any more and we haven't 'retreated' for a very long time.
SO you can imagine my excitement . . . we are going on a weekend quilting, eating, laughing retreat TODAY. We'll be taking turns cooking, visiting Over the Rainbow fabrics (an online shop open by appointment), sewing late into the night, and basically relaxing and catching up. Good times ahead.
I've packed *way more than enough* projects to work on, not knowing what will strike my fancy.
1. Hometown "Wild Thing" top complete (quilt & bind), 2. Quilting Indeed (finishing quilting & bind), 3. Fabrics cut for Sparkle QAL (piece, baste, & quilt), 4. Scrapbuster Swap blocks returned (expand blocks + make 1 more), 5. Star of Mystery (make new Solstice star!), 6. Granny Square Quilt Blocks (make3 blocks for do.Good Stitches), 7. Patchwork Wristlet (try tutorial w/o zipper tabs), 8. Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! (try tutorial again, making a smaller size), 9. metro link (start another scrappy quilt),10. Not available (fabric stack for my cousin's table runner)
Priority are #1 and #2. Actually, #1 through #6. Though I'd really like to start #9. Hmmm. Choices, choices.