Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Woohoo!!! Let's DO THIS. :D

Fun WIP stuff for this week!!

Still working on the Amaretto binding. Right around half-way finished with that, so that'll make it for a Feb. finish.

But it's getting a break for the next 4 days. I'm goin' on my first true quilting retreat, and I'm taking Jane with me.




Gonna drive 8 hours to lock myself in with a bunch of ladies I've never, ever met. Scares me to death! I'm not good at social stuff. But I'm putting a lot of faith in the fact that quilters are almost all super cool people. That, and if for some strange reason I feel totally uncomfortable being sociable, I have so much work I'm bringing that I can zero in on that.

But who wouldn't have a great time at something organized by Emily of Crazy Old Ladies, with daily trunk shows by Natalie of Piece and Quilt (taking my book so she can sign it!), Amber of A Little Bit Biased, and Katie of From the Blue Chair. Wow!! This is going to be great. 

And I even get to see a cousin that I haven't seen for decades. Since I'm not going to start the 8-hr drive (without snow factors added) at 2am to get there mid-morning Thursday, I'll be driving over the mountains tomorrow. Sharon lives an hour away from the retreat, and she said Sure, I could spend a night at their place. So I'm really looking forward to seeing her, too.


(back in August)

I've got all my Dear Jane stuff packed up and ready to go. I haven't worked on it since we moved from the temporary apartment to this house because some of the to-be-worked things got lost. But I found it just in the nick of time last week, and everything's organized and ready to go. Let's see how many of the 70-block backlog I can put together in 3 days!  How far can I push the chart?!


As of 8 Aug 2012


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25 comments:

Andrea C. said...

which Lynnc beautiful ..! I really enjoyed your quilting retreat, as I like to be there!

Sharon said...

ok. your Jane blocks are A-mazing. I hope you have a fabulous time at your retreat. I wish I was coming, too!

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh wow! I didn't know you were going on THAT retreat! Read about it on Emily Herrick's blog. What a grand place you'll be in. It won't matter that you don't know anyone because you're right about quilters. You'll make so many new friends that afterward you won't know how to keep in touch with all of them. The project you're taking along is wonderful! Dear Jane Gone Modern - to QuiltCon, perhaps!? Have a blast... and maybe I'll hope for you, a teensy bit, that you get snowed in (?)

Kathy said...

Your going to have a great time at the retreat!! You will be making new friends in no time.
Love your Dear Jane quilt, it's going to be spectacular!!

Nedra said...

your rainbow Jane is amazing! Wow! and the retreat sounds like a ton of fun. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

thecraftyfarmer said...

Ohhhh, your Dear Jane is amazing! I started Dear Jane about 6 mos. ago and got about 15 blocks done and haven't touched it since....(I was not pleased with how some of the tiny pieced blocks were turning out)...You have inspired me tho and now perhaps I'll give it another go! Have a super time at the retreat!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Have fun Lyn!!! Retreats are amazing and a great time to relax and get lots done. Your Rainbow Jane is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Debbie said...

Wow...have fun...your Dear Jane looks amazing!

kathysnest32 said...

A RETREAT HOW WONDERFUL. I'D LOVE TO TAG ALONG. HAVE NOT BEEN ON A RETREAT IN YEARS. THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU GET TO SEW AND SEW. KATHLEEN

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh my look at your Dear Jane blocks. I started mine yesterday and am 5 blocks in!! Have a fabulous time at your retreat. I am sure that you will love it and want to go back again and again. hugs

Bouts Choisis said...

Have a lovely time! I'll look forward to hearing all about it!

Josie said...

That sounds like one fabulous retreat... you are going to have a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. Can't wait to see your DJ progress too... it's absolutely fantastic. Dear Old Jane would love it if she was around now. Have fun......

Barb said...

I just know you will have a great time, I did this last year, only knew two of the people and had never met them. It was great. Love love love your Jane....you are making quite the headway.

Dana Gaffney said...

Oh, you're going to have a great time! No problems with the social thing, you'll be surrounded with people who share your passion, that's enough to get the conversation and friendships started. Yea, for you!

Valerie said...

Love your bright Jane! My CW repo one has been stalled for about 10 years LOL.... Makes me want to just set those and get started on one in BRIGHTS. Hope you enjoy your retreat... Quilters are usually the nicest people.

Shannon said...

Your rainbow Jane is awesome! So cool that you're going to a quilt retreat. Where is it? I'm going to one next week with my mom (for 5 whole days-totally stoked) in CA, and can't wait. Have a fabulous time!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your Jane is stunning! I love seeing a bright version. Have a great retreat...

wombatquilts.com said...

Your Dear Jane is incredible. Travel safe.

Celtic Thistle said...

Sounds like fun, have a great trip!

Jessica said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing.

Jennie said...

Enjoy your quilting retreat - sounds wonderful and you DJ is beautiful!

kat129 said...

Have a wonderful trip! Drive safe and quilt a lot :-)

Lynn said...

Have fun at retreat. Your Jane is beautiful!

Austysmum said...

Love, love, LOVE your DJ! Have a fabulous time away with it!

jjthor said...

Love the colors!! Hope you have a great time! Just relax and have FUN!!