Monday, August 17, 2009

Weekend Sewing Retreat

Catching up again. A couple of weeks ago, a friend invited me and another buddy to her cabin in the Jemez mountains, about 1.5 hours NW of Albuquerque. We spent a long weekend there, working on our quilting projects, watching the hummingbirds on the porch, taking a small hike here and there, and all-in-all having a totally relaxing girls weekend.

Mind you, I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old, so they got to spend some quality time with Daddy, while I enjoyed some much needed peace and quiet.

I was also very productive. Got 3 full quilts assembled (I had all of the blocks done before I went up). Here are two of them:

Party's almost over. School starts for one kid on Thursday, so its early mornings and rushing around time again. I think that this is the first summer that I haven't been looking forward to back-to-school. I've been having too much fun dyeing fabric in the back yard while the kids make mud pies, and "chocolate milk", and lakes, and moats, and snail habitats. My longarm quilting work schedule kicks into high gear when the kids go back to school, so I guess I'm just not ready for that yet. Oh well, it is coming, ready or not!


Brenda said...

Wow you did get a lot they are beautiful!Glad you and your girls had a great time!

Beena said...

I'm jealous! I would love to skip town and quilt at a retreat. And this sounds as if it was perfect for you! Love what you got done!
I am always apprehensive when school starts up every year. My 15 year old son goes back on Monday. I at least know that when he's in school and I'm not shuttling him around, I have that time to quilt!

Julie Bagamary said...

The first quilt is a great pattern.