Thursday, November 03, 2005

One last "In Progress" before I go on retreat!!!!!

I'm so excited! Tomorrow morning I head for beautiful Lake Geneva Wisconsin to the gorgeous resort The Abbey! It is my annual fall retreat with a bunch of friends and we sit, sew and laugh all weekend! Oh yeah - and eat! The resort is only about an hour from my home - but hey - I"m still away from home and work - and the lake is gorgeous!

I plan on working on a reproduction quilt of an acutal antique quilt. I'll give you pics and more details next week! Wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!
So as a parting shot I"ve posted pics of my fall moon in progress of hand quilting. Still has all the chalk lines on it of course, but it is looking soooo good! I only have the 2 outside borders left to go!
Not sure when I'll be back - I come back from retreat on Sunday, but my root canal is Monday - YUCK - a really BIG YUCK. So work will get behind also. So don't worry about me, I'll check in as soon as I can breathe again! I'll miss you all! (But I'll also be having fun - well at least until Monday)!

6 comments from wonderful readers:

Sarah said...

Dawn -

I took swimming lessons in Lake Geneva when I was in grade school. The lake is beautiful. If you are into thrift store treasures - my mom says there is a great Goodwill store in Delavan - about 15 minutes from the lake. All the rich people that live around the lake doante their stuff and it ends up at this particular store. My mom has found countless brand-new clothes there. She makes a point of going everytime they visit my grandparents who live in Delavan.

Lucy said...

Oh , Dawn
I just look through your webshots. I love the quilts, special the basket with the lovely fabric!I thought already that the last quilt on your blog was in a Jan Patek style. Can't wait to see your new "antique" quilt

Lucy

Dawn said...

Oh you are right Lucy! This is a Jan Patek pattern!

Nines said...

Oh do I need a weekend with the girls to sit and sew and laugh! I am so happy you are getting to do this! Have a wonderful time! I don't hand quilt, but after seeing so many beautiful examples here and at Lucy's, I'm considering it. How long would a smallish quilt- such as your harvest moon, take? Generally. (And while you're at it, could you explain how to make a double wedding ring in ten words or less? *G*) I know it's not an easy thing to estimate, but I am needing to know what I might be getting myself into! Thanks!

Darcie said...

HAVE A MARVELOUS TIME!!!!!

Joanne said...

Hope you had a great time at the Abbey! See me turning green with envy!
Good luck on the root canal!
Not turning green with envy there!