I just got back from another quilt retreat. This one was in Nashville, Indiana, at the Cornerstone Inn. The participants of this retreat come from a lot of different places—Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, Florida. I only get to see (most of the participants) twice a year, so I would hate to miss this one.
This is the first time I’ve seen these girls since Nate died. I’m was a little concerned about how hard it would be for me and how I’d react during this first contact, but the support and love I felt from everyone was truly heartwarming. I managed not to get too “weepy” and had a really good time. (This is a hard week for me. Our anniversary was on the 16th, and my birthday is on the 19th.)
I worked on my butterfly migration (as usual). I got over 250 pieces for it drawn, fused, and cutout. I added several of those to the background fabric. (In the picture, it is fused to my “Goddess Sheet” and will be fused to the background next.)
I DID begin the hand blanket stitching around the outside of one of my other pieces. I also cut along the edge to be sure I could cut the piece away from the background. Once that is finished and it is cut out, the problem will be how to hang it without it “flopping” forward.
Here are some pictures from the retreat. This is one productive bunch of girls (and I didn’t get pictures of everything).
It is SO nice to have good friends.