Friday, February 22, 2013


Come close. . .  I have something to share.  I AM GOING ON RETREAT!  I can't wait! So the next few days will be spent cooking for Hog Man, packing up projects, doing laundry, etc. etc.  I am taking a UFO to complete and one project to begin cutting out.  And who knows I may take the Dresden Plate quilt to do a little hand quilting.  I need my therapy!  I have less than four blocks left to do.  Then the outside borders.  I'm still deciding what I want to put in the plain off-white border.  Hmmmm!   I am really liking the chalk cartridge pens. The chalk stays put pretty good but comes off easily once the quilting is done.
Remember this one?
This is the UFO I am taking.  It is from 2009 and Judy Laquidara's Star BOM from that year.  I have to complete the ribbon border and all the outer borders.  I am so wanting this DONE and out of the tote.  Stay posted.  Once it's done I think it will be my next hand quilting project.  I got my new thimble in.  Love it!  I never thought I could get accustomed to using a thimble but I have.  I don't quilt without it.  I just wished the leather wouldn't stretch : (. 

Happy quilting and blessings,


  1. Well going on a quilt retreat is just the ticket for just about everything, so go and have a blast. I love your quilt, it's beautiful. Did you know that Judy L and I are friends and used to meet up for lunch before we both moved to different states? We met on a quilt message board long ago and ended up becoming friends IRL. Amazing how the internet opens so many doors to so many friends. Have fun, girlfriend! :)

  2. I like the looks of that thimble. I've tried several and just can't get used to it.


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