Thursday, February 03, 2011

Time to Retreat!

Assuming the roads in Michigan are plowed, I'm packing for retreat.  Here's my project stash:

The batiks in the back are for the Athena's Puzzle block, good for brainless sewing.  The front piles are for a new project, a Mary Lou Weidman style "story quilt".   It's for a guild challenge:  the punch line of a joke.  Now there's a challenge!  But I do have an idea, and while it will stretch my drawing skills to their pathetic limit, I'm giving it a shot.  This weekend I hope to do some of the wacky border blocks, and then develop the center later.

I'm also planning to finish this little thing for Alzheimers'  quilts.

In my stash was a scrap of fabric with faux blue-work flower designs that I've always thought would make a sweet little miniature.  So here it is.  Miniature, or potholder?  Will curved bound edges help, or just add to the potholder look?  You can cast your vote here.

As soon as I finish organizing, I'm off to the grocery.  In case you haven't heard, we've had a massive snowstorm, and I'm afraid the choice of fruit for the fruit salad I'm supposed to make may be slim.  We'll see.


The Calico Cat said...

the punch line of a joke.

I'm so lame, that would have invariable have been - "What's black & white & red all over..."
(This quilt!)

Joyce said...

I think the rounded corners would add to the potholder look. I like it square.

Beverly said...

Drive safe- my son in Chicago sent a picture of their snow, and it isn't pretty!

Have a good time drawing and doing lots of brainless sewing. Sometimes that is just what the doctor ordered.

*karendianne. said...

Have a fanatasic retreat. I'm looking forward to seeing what your punch line peeks out like. And as for the A. piece. As I have two of your pieces already I immediately visualized this as a little, sweet wallhanging.

jenclair said...

Sadly, I can rarely remember a punch line. Enjoy the retreat and stay warm!

McIrish Annie said...

Have a wonderful time! I too must hit the grocery store. We had one measly orange in the fridge today and my dh and I fought over who would get it! LOL. I won!

Libby Fife said...

Drive carefully please.

I looked at Mary Lou's work. You should have a great time! Get that four year old to help you draw:)