Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Why is This so Hard??? (Retreat packing)



I've been fretting about what to take to retreat later this week. I've have projects piled up on the guest bed. Every few hours I take one project out and add another in its place. Maybe it would be nice to work on this one? Or should I take that one? What about the other one?

I've never had so much dilemma over what what to take!!!!

What I've finally decided is that in order for a project to go along with me...it has to pass the 'think' test. Retreat is perfect for mindless sewing. Lots of machine piecing. You don't want to have to  think too much, right? I'll be spending 3.5 days with some of my very best friends. We'll be talking away the hours. I don't want to have to think!

So here's what has made the cut:

On Ringo Lake - both.
You may remember I made all the parts and pieces twice - one quilt in Christmas colors and one in Bonnie's colors.

Bring Me Flowers.
I'm bringing the stack of blocks that need arcs appliqu├ęd - in case I get tired of machine sewing.

My Small World.
I've only made one block for this quilt. But I think I'll take it to relieve the endless chain piecing that On Ringo Lake will require.

In From the Cold
What is this???!!!!  I've had this quilt on my radar for quite some time. Find the free pattern HERE. Yes, it's another Christmas quilt! I'm going to have a pile of Christmas quilts in the next couple of years.... I've had a huge fat quarter pack of fabric in my stash that is perfect for this quilt. This will be another 'relieve-the-monotony-of-On-Ringo-Lake' project.

I think that will be just right!



I did something I rarely do yesterday. I watched a movie all by myself - it was the Prince Harry and Meagan Markle story. I love this pillow I spotted in the movie! Would it be pretty in blues and grays for the lake house? I have lots of pillows I want to make - thought about making pillow covers at retreat, but then I thought again - too much thinking involved!!! Haha!

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