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the Upstairs Inn

The long-awaited weekend is finally here and we are all busily working on the numerous projects we brought with us. If  we were able to stay for a month of Sundays – there is no way we could finish them all.. And then there all project ones we have purchased.

Last night we decided to have  our pincushion exchange  Each one was so cute.    and the best part – mine will be coming back home with me.  We placed our creations in brown paper bags and randomly picked one.   I was pleasantly surprised that I that one I chose was mine. How lucky is that! 

There is always time to quilt!
Quilting

National Quilting Day

This past Saturday  was National Quilting Day.  A few of us got together at the library in Marcellus NY to share our love of quilting and work with friends who  just plain enjoy quilting.  National Quilting DayI’m not sure whether it is more important to actually get something accomplished in sessions such as this, or to just enjoy doing something that you really love with people who share the same interest.

However I did actually accomplish something this time.    And it felt good!

About 5 years ago I bought this Birchwood Lane Candlemat kit.  CandlematIt’s been ‘waiting’ in my stash for just the right moment.  It seems that we are so busy making things for others that we hardly ever make something for ourselves.

It was actually rewarding to finish this one so quickly (even though I needed a ‘bit’ of help with fabric placement’ – Thanks Lisa).

And I do really think it is a perfect addition to the coffee table in my living room!

Candlemat

Now… to get to the other two kits that I picked up at the same time!

 

There is always time to quilt!
Quilting, Quilting with Friends

Am I getting anxious???

I will be going to a quilt retreat at O’Susannah’s Quilts and Gifts Upstairs Inn in Watkins Glen,  NY at the end of the month.  I have one quilt cut and ready to be pieced already.  Austin's graduation quilt '14 002Am I looking forward to the get-away or what?

It’s a weekend filled with camaraderie with good quilting friends, shopping and delicious food – And of course quilting!!

The 'Crew' at our 2013 Retreat

The ‘Crew’ at our 2013 Retreat

No distractions – Just the sanctification  of doing what we love. (Does it get any better than this?)

There is always time to quilt!