I spend the day getting ready for my upcoming Monday to Friday on Thetis Island for our annual quilting retreat. I have lots of projects to work on:
- 4 placemats of hand pieced hexagons that I found in my unfinished projects box, that I have basted with batting and backing ready to hand quilt;
- ditto that blue flower centre piece that I cannot bear to discard even though it seems a little too precious for my taste now, basted to batting and backing and ready to hand quilt;
- ditto the Kaffe Fasset quilt pattern for marble mosaics that I started years ago, hand piecing, with all the fabrics and sandpaper templates to carry on;
- and most inspiring, my Japanese Orinuno quilt project, with circles and squares and batting all cut out and ready to hand piece.
I have packed the car and included my sewing machine just in case I decide I need it, but I also brought my tall Ott light for good lighting for all the hand sewing that I plan to do.
I made Leek and Potato Soup so J. would have it to eat, and I downloaded some more audiobooks for quiet knitting time in the evenings.