Tuesday, March 11

Road Trip

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.

I made a tote, the Bow Tucks Bag,

and a few small project bags.

I even made a bit of progress on my Serendipity Socks. I'm now in a rush to get them finished before the March Rockin' Sock Club shipment arrives.

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.


Cockeyed said...

Holy cow Linda! Your quilt and bags are fabulous! Can't wait to see you at sock camp!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe you got so much accomplished in 5 days! I'm really impressed! Lovely fabric and love the colors.

Enough already though...we need some yarn dyed!

Glad you had fun!


Anonymous said...

QUILTING?!?! i haven't heard those words come out of your mouth in years! I'm proud of you that you didn't spend all your time with your yarn, i can't wait to see the quilt in person...and maybe you want to get one of those cute little bags off your hands! love you mama!!!
love, your favorite daughter, kelly

Tammy said...

Wow, you got a lot accomplished!! What a fun trip.