Where have I been? First, to Reno to see my kids and grandkids. Weather was beautiful - no snow, nice sunny days. I had a great time hanging out with the 2 little boys (4 and 2), watching movies, eating, making messes, eating, watching Sprout, playing outside in the yard, eating, making messes, going to the park - all the usual things that kids like to do and want their MawMaw (that's me!) to do with them. No time for quilting.
Then the very next long weekend was taken up with the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild's First Retreat. It started at 2:00 p.m.on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Los Gatos Lodge and went through Sunday at 3:00 p.m. 23 women showed up to sew and laugh and joke and even dance a little!
The retreat committee did a fabulous job of setting up the room, organizing the retreat, providing demos, good snacks, great music - everything that you could wish for in a retreat.
Deborah and Jennifer weren't messing around! Or they were messing around, one way or the other!
I managed to get 2 blocks completed for my 4x5 Q1 Hive 11 mates, 2 A-B-C blocks for the guild quilt along and 8 scrap Depression blocks finished. That's it! Other people made 2 or 3 quilt tops...I got 12 blocks made! Sheesh - I have to speed things up... So, here are my 4x5 blocks:
And my A-B-C blocks - Ladies' Aid block followed by the Missouri Star block:
And I made 8 of these:
That doesn't seem like much for all the time I was at the retreat. Are you good at getting projects done quickly? If so, what's your secret? Share it with me, I am begging you!!!
Anyway, that's it from the Robertson household.