My trip to Asilomar with my quilting friends was a blast! Twenty hilarious women. Three meals a day shopped for, cooked, served, and cleaned up. A housekeeper to clean up and make our beds. A giant well-lit sewing room. Wine (oops, no, we didn't bring any wine). Sunny, warm weather (I'm sorry, I know some of you still have snow). And, best of all, I was in the mood to sew for the first time in a year!
I completed a quilt top. It's from the book Happy Hour. It was quick to make and a great quilt to use fabrics you love and don't want to cut into tiny pieces.
The fun didn't stop on the way home. We went to a terrific quilt shop, The Quilter's Inn. They will be featured in the Better Homes and Gardens Spring Quilt Sampler Magazine, so we just HAD to stop. The had lots and lots of contemporary fabrics, and I have to admit to a bit of stash enhancement (I had to, now that I've got my quilting mojo workin').
Now, as soon as I get some groceries and do some laundry (reality bites), I plan to get some dyeing done. I ordered some merino/silk laceweight yarn and I can't wait to see how it dyes up.