I have been so busy, I haven't blogged in a week. This week-end is my Michigan Quilt Network retreat. All the Silent Auction Baskets are completed to take along and look great. Hopefully, the fund-raising effots will "pay off" in a big way. They are all themed and I came up with some catchy names on the bid sheets - Primitive & Plaid - Winter Wonderland - Pressing Matters - Rainbow of Batiks - Hand Quilter's Delight - you guess what may be in the baskets. I should have taken pics to show all of you, but the cello wrap wouldn't have photographed well. There was so much "stuff" donated, I was able to make 21 baskets and still have 16 boxes of "stuff" for the Garage Sale. I really hope that everyone shows up with plenty of cash. Otherwise, the leftovers will be donated - fabric, kits, UFO's, notions, patterns, and books.
As for my retreat project plans, I decided not to pack my sewing machine and work on several hand projects that need finished. I still have a binding to finish attaching, a hand quilting project, applique projects, and an ongoing redwork project that I could also take along. I have patterns that I need to cut out and will take along my cutting mat and supplies. This will give me plenty of choices. Of course, I will never complete all of these projects, but it will be fun to pull them out to work on and show everyone else. What quilter doesn't like to see what others are working on.
As I prepare to leave tomorrow, I also hope to find time to stitch my MQ V steps 4 & 5. Have a great week-end, everyone, and maybe I'll be back on Sunday to show off what I completed at retreat.