The first year we had no idea what we were getting into. However, we were fortunate enough to pick a place to sit that turned out to be the best place ever. We met Shirley and Donna from Linden, WA, and we've all be friends ever since. :0)
Here are pics of some of the things I worked on while I was there. First, the ugliest!! At the April retreat they have classes and do a challenge block. I've never participated in the challenge block; however, this year, Donna and Shirley shamed me into it. I had no extra fabric, so this is what I managed to put together. The only positive thing that can be said about it is that it is exactly 12 1/2" unfinished. Other than that--well, you be the judge. (I think its awful--however, it wasn't the most awful one there! Go figure!) Next year the theme is "Rootin, Tootin, Quiltin." That will be a fun one. I see lots of cowboy boots and hats...
After working on the block, I put this top together for my neighbor. She's expecting her first baby, a boy, in June.
Finally, don't you just love these two cases. The pic distorts the size a bit. The top one is only about 10" square. Last year at the retreat, Mary's friend had a set of these that she used for her sewing stuff. I was admiring them and Mary said she never used hers so would bring them for me this year...and she did!! They are gorgeous. They remind me of old fashioned train cases.
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