Tomorrow I am off on a Quilt Retreat until Sunday. I can't wait...we are staying in rooms overlooking a river I believe! I will post pics next week. Should be tons of fun, there are about 13 quilters going and who knows how many projects!! I know I plan to take along at least three quilting projects (Paducah Nine Patch, Jo's Courthouse Steps and an Applique) and one knitting or crochet project...plus a good book to read if I find a quiet moment.
I started on another hand applique project. It is by Barb Adams and its called Wild Pomegranate. It is 16 - 20" finished squares. I have one block finished to show you....
In the pattern the blocks lay on their sides and are rotated facing different directions. I wonder what it might look like set on point?! I may have to play around with a few different layouts. The blocks make up fairly quick because of the large pieces. This is a project that I will be taking on the retreat.
This past week I have been to Canmore Alberta, a day trip with my oldest daughter. We were craving a little time in the yarn shop .....www.knitandcaboodle.ca
It is called Knit and Caboodle. Great little shop with tons to see. We try to get there at least once a year. We both found some nice new yarns and a few projects to keep us busy for awhile.
Also went on a quick trip to Kalispell Montana. I managed to find moment to stop in at the yarn shop there..Camas Creek Yarn....www.camascreekyarn.com. Again a great shop with so much to see and touch. I came away from there with a few little goodies as well.
Just a few of the goodies I brought home. The books - Miss Rosies Spice of Life Quilts - was from the Quilt Store..Glacier Quilts in Kalispell.
The days are getting shorter and a lot colder here. It is definately the time to hang around inside with a warm cup of tea (or a cinnamon dolce' latte - from Starbucks if your so lucky!). Pick up your knitting or quilting and enjoy!