Good morning! How was your weekend? Kind of busy on this end. It's the last week of the kitchen update, so Saturday Eric came by to do a little work in preparation for appliance installation. I'm excited to have my kitchen back, and I don't plan on taking running water in my kitchen and cooking appliances for granted again. Well not for a while anyway! (Gotta keep it real you know?)
Anyway I had some last minute prep to do for the retreat. Not like I still don't have several days before I leave, but no point waiting till the night before. Our group has a block lotto, and this time we're making scrappy bow tie blocks from Alex's book Scrap Quilting with Alex Anderson. You can make one or more, and the more you put in, the better your chances are of winning the lot. I made four, so far anyway. Bow ties are a favorite, and I can just go through my scrap basket and find pieces just right.
We also play Left, Right Center, so I have my fabrics for that. Last year you brought three batik fat quarters, this year we're picking one color and bringing a light, medium and dark. We might play more than once, so I have enough for two games. It was pretty exciting last time, I had never played before.
Yesterday was Splendid Sampler day! Amy designed a cute block she named Snug as a Bug. You can read about it on her blog, and download the pattern over at The Splendid Sampler! I can't wait to see your blocks!
Ok, I best get ready and face the day! xo