We arrived and the weather was gorgeous. It was nearly 50° and the sky was so blue. The sun, snow, shadows and sky were truly inspiring. I loved the shadow of the trees on Lake Winnipesaukee, in NH. The house is a modest - a camp called Geneva Point - but sleeps 20, 2 to a room with a bathroom in each room. The downstairs has two large rooms; one with a fireplace where we setup 10 tables, 2 people per table. We also have cutting and ironing stations around that room (and snacks too). The other room has tables we use for our dinners (catered/brought in for 2 nights) and projects where you might want a design wall or need to spread out. It is not luxurious, but, it has everything what we need for the weekend and some mighty good views - mountains nearby and the beautiful lake. Most years there is still some ice on the lake when we arrive. This year, we had a little snow (10" on Saturday).
I got a fair amount done. I worked hard on two quilts which are very nearly complete tops. I also worked a little on some Sew Together bags that were previously cut out for a class sample.
The first quilt I focused on was "Heading South", a pattern by Material Girl Quilts. I won this pattern a year or so ago, as I did some of the fat quarters. I merged them with a few other pieces I had left and voila, here is my version. I expect borders, but didn't do that during the weekend.
|Displaying the quilt on the upstairs bannister.|
The second quilt that I spent a lot of time on, I refer to as my "typewriter quilt". It has quite a few novelty fabrics (typewriters, glasses, old fashioned typewriter keys, and text messaging abbreviations. I am pretty excited about one piece of the the plan I have for the quilting. It too needs borders and here's how far I got mostly because I left a piece home - ARGHHH.
|Testing out the newspaper border|