Our little getaway to White Oak was just lovely, cough or no cough. Honna was kind enough to drive and we were on the road by about 1:30. We stopped to shop a little bit in Bird-in-Hand and in Intercourse, and got to the Inn with time for a bit of a lie-down before Carol put out the wine and cheese.
Before dinner, I put out the glasses/rotary cutter cases I'd made. Rob filled his with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver. After the tables were cleared, we settled in for some serious sewing. I had some blocks to assemble; I'd carefully precut everything according to the directions from the pattern (which will remain unidentified for now. The block was a little bit on the complicated side and I was pretty chagrined when I found out that the three different components in this 9-unit block all turned out to be slightly different sizes! Sheesh. What a way to start a weekend. So I put them away, and turned around
just in time to see Turbo showing off her first finish of the weekend. See what I mean about this kid? She's a genius. I wish I would have taken a photo of a couple of her other finishes. She and I both were coughing and taking various kinds of drugs. She was on some kind of heavy-duty codeine kind of stuff and looked a bit glazed much of the weekend, but that did nothing to deter her production or the quality of her quilts.
I really was a slacker at taking photos. Sherron was doing amazing applique and Honna finally got her Quilt for a Cure top together and Marsha was doing all kinds of things and Judy was still fooling around with snowballs and Helen was a study in turquoise and brown and Cecelia and Eileen and Nubbin were way down at the other end, each doing interesting things.
I could have taken a lot more pictures but that would have resulted in a lot less sewing!
I really was delighted to get my CW Snowballs top finished. I love how it turned out and I wanted to get a picture of it on the fence, the way Sue used to do with her quilts. I wasn't counting on the breeze.
Once this was finished and folded, I got to work on my Blooming Nine Patch. Joe and I had picked out the fabrics about a year and a half ago, and they've been sitting quietly on the shelf until now. I enjoyed cutting strips and putting little 9 patches together. The trick for this quilt is going to be finding a place to lay the whole thing out to assemble, once all the pieces are ready. We're talking about taking over Fellowship Hall some Saturday after Easter as a White Oak Reunion day -- and that's my target to have everything ready to go on my Blooming Nine Patch.
I had a really good time, cough or no cough. And yet I'm glad to be home to my honey and my kitty and my vaporizer.