I just recently retired, making it possible for my husband, Tom, and I to finally to do some wintertime RV’ing. Our first destination is the Florida Everglades where he will be able to add to his library of nature photos and I’ll be able to spend much of the time quilting!
We left Syracuse, NY (snow country) on December 27 and logged more than 30 hours of drive time by January 5. This translates into 30 plus hours for me to quilt on hand projects while traveling. My first completed project is a wool candle mat finished with the buttonhole stitch. (See detail of sttching below.)
While traveling, I organized floss, scissors, pattern and loose thread clippings (that always seem to get away from me) by using my 12″ square Quilt ‘n Press.
In addition I am working on a Seasons wall hanging that I had started last year. It is made up of 12 monthly blocks surrounding a 4-season block. Each of these blocks becomes the center of a churn dash block. The borders have 4 embroidered corner-stone blocks (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). I have only two of the corner border blocks left to embroider and then will be able to begin assembling the churn dash blocks.
Of course I brought along more projects than I can possibly finish in the month we will be here – but I couldn’t take a chance of running out. I am hoping to complete some of my unfinished projects (UFOs!) and certainly will have to visit the quilt stores in South Florida to find some new projects to replace them.