First up, Friday afternoon, my friend A and I headed to the Creativ Festival. Not gonna lie, I was a little disappointed this time around. Maybe the booth fees went up or the fact that this show was the same weekend as Quilt Market in Houston, but I noticed there were a couple places I usually buy fabric from that weren't there this time around. Too bad. I bought a few (only 4) Laurie Wisburn fat quarters and a couple cute pillowcase kits but that's it!
Saturday our guild hosted a free mini-retreat for its members. I packed all my junk into my car on Friday night so I could sleep later on Saturday and then headed up for the day. There were lots of ladies who signed up. Yay! Makes me happy to see people participating. I wasn't sure what I wanted to work on so I brought way more than made sense. I ended up working on the October section for our not-a-BOM.
|This is the section I was working on - rows sewn together. Along with my cute army green chucks. Ha|
|And here is what it looks like with the September section to the left. They will eventually fit nicely together. I'm starting to really dig what its looking like. Wasn't sure I would like it but I had a LOT of those crazy blue fabrics left.|
This morning when I got up I knew I would get lost in sewing if I let myself. So after I met a friend for breakfast, I came home and did my work that I had to do. I used sewing time as my reward. I'm very effective at tricking myself into getting stuff accomplished. Started up sewing the rows together and in about an hour, I had this:
|The lighting in my house is really different than the lighting at the retreat. But this is September and October sewn together. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.|
|I made this one for me first - a prototype in case I royally screwed something up. Have I mentioned before the obsession I have with snowmen? Love!|
|I made this cute pinky one for my niece Rachie. I think she's gonna love that its Christmas and pink all at the same time!|