Fall Quilting

Wow, that month went by super quick!  It was just full of wonderful exciting times!  Here is an update on some of the things that happened this month.

My family has the task of cleaning out our parent’s house and getting it ready to sell.  It is a task that no one looks forward to, but my brother and my sisters and some of our children worked together to spread some of the most loved belongings out and we shared the time and memories in a relaxed and loving atmosphere.  On that Sunday, my daughter and my husband had arranged a surprise birthday party for me.  It was quite the surprise and since my brother and sisters were already in the area, we were all together.  I have been very lucky in my life to be able to say that I still love them, as well as all of their spouses and children, with only a few hiccups in those relationships.

The following week I was lucky enough to attend a new quilting retreat in Willimantic for 4 days.   The accommodations were nice as each room had a private bath and a full size bed, and the color and inspiration in the sewing room was amazing.   It was mostly sewing with a little time for shopping and a visit to a thread museum.

I was able to complete a jelly roll quilt top, the mystery quilt top, a drunkard’s path quilt top from squares that I made at the June retreat, a floating triangle quilt top, and I quilted the donation top that I made at the fair!  It was productive.

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When we were shopping, Debbie (my co-chair for Guild Program) and I picked up wool and made kits for our October meeting to demo and give out to all the members.  It was received well by the members and everyone got to take home the kits.

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My friend Sandy and I have been taking a Zentangle drawing class on Tuesdays which is very relaxing.  I hope that I can translate it into quilting designs.

In between all of this, I was able to sneak a quick trip to Nashua to attend a surprise birthday party for my Niece.  What a great time we had, she was totally surprised!  Her sisters handled the food and planned it with the help of her husband and there were friends and family of all ages celebrating with her.    With all of this, I am surprised that I find any time to work, never mind quilt!

Now, I am looking forward to this weekend coming up, my younger sister and her husband are taking my husband and I to a resort in the Berkshires for a relaxing weekend.  I am hoping that there is some foliage left because I will be taking my camera, and of course I will take something to hand sew, a kindle, and some Zentangle supplies.   Just think ….  no laundry, cleaning or cooking while we are there!  What a life…..

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