Well I think I'm finally getting caught up on life from being away on my retreat. I had so much fun. There were 8 of us who attended, 6 who stayed overnight and 2 who came during the day. We spent a lot of time sewing, giggling, eating chocolate, drinking wine and having an overall good time. I think I only got about 6 hours of sleep each night, if that.
I worked on nearly all of the projects I brought with me. I trimmed all of the HSTs I have made for my Football Depression blocks. I started strip piecing the pieces for my doll quilt. I made 24 9-patches for a scrap quilt. I spent about 4 hours working on redwork.
In the completed top department I put the borders on my Stairstepper Quilt and on my Tea Time Splash quilt.
My surprise project came out great. I used the Wicked Easy quilt pattern and put together this queen size top. I'm calling it Wicked Girly. The photo doesn't do the quilt justice. I need to adjust the settings on my camera. I'm going to use the quilt when DH is travelling. Stay tuned to see the backing fabric.
We had so much fun. I checked with Sister Theresa and we were able to get the center the weekend of December 18 - 21, 2008. Yup, that's right, 2008. The Center is so popular and will be closing in 2009. We get the distinction of being the last group to stay at the Center. We are so excited.
I'll post some more photos later. I still need to finish unpacking and get back into the real world!