Some of the lovely fabrics I was “forced” to buy
I went away for the weekend to another patchwork “Retreat”. When I use the word ‘retreat’, I should say there is nothing relaxing, or private about this one – hard (sewing) work, lots of talk, too much eating and sometimes drinking, sleeping in ‘bunk’ beds made for youngsters (not middle aged women) AND we go on waiting lists, send our expressions of interest on the overnight mail to get in and pay money for the privilege of attending this weekend!!
I am sure this situation happens all over the quilting world – and we love it!!!!!!!!!! However, I come home with yet another quilt/wall hanging/table runner/bag etc to finish. Why do I do it to myself???? and I think I would not be the only person attending a weekend retreat workshop asking themselves this question.
I had a wonderful time. Enjoyed every moment. Came home tired (and I wasn’t doing the driving), with washing to do, bags to unpack BUT fabulous memories of good times shared with like minded patchworkers who enjoy quilting and sewing just like me.
Oh !! to show the next project to finish – here are some glimpses.
I am going to make a small wall quilt with eight blocks – only 4 more to go.
Thank you Dianne Johnston and the Patches Weekend at Phillip Island.