Home from "Quilting in the Pines" retreat this past Thursday - Sunday. Four days of nothing but sewing, chatting and eating food that someone else prepared and did the clean up for - a quilter's heaven. While on retreat I finished my New York Beauty project that I call Christmas Beauty. I have always wanted a special quilt to set out at Christmas and this is it, just have to get it quilted now. It measures 80 x 96 and although you can't tell it in the picture, the white in the quilt is a snow frost look that shimmers. This one will be a challenge to quilt, as I do like to quilt my own quilts and I don't have a long arm machine.
During retreat I also finished a Cathdral Window 16x16 inch sample for the class I will be teaching in the fall and started working on my applique for Tess's quilt.
Now retreat has come and gone and its back to reality.