Prior to leaving for retreat #2 I finished Nancy's nautical quilt.
Then it was packing up for Shipshewana, IN.
I have never been there and we stayed at the Farmstead Inn where I highly recommend having a quilt retreat. The facility was perfect for a retreat.....great accommodations, good lighting in the sewing areas and located by lots of great shopping.
While there I made all the blocks for my Diamond Detour and started putting it together. Here is what I have done so far.
I did some shopping and have to say I absolutely loved Yoder's and Lolly's.
I have plans for the yellow. The minions is going to be a pillowcase for my grandson and no plans for the black and white. Then there was this embossed minky. I fell in love with it and will most likely back a baby quilt with it.
Besides quilting, I have been winding yarn and doing some knitting.
Over the Memorial Weekend I attended a Plucky Knitter trunk show and bought the following five skeins of yarn that I, also, wound.
This is what I started out knitting with.....PurlSoho, Ballet Pink, Merino Mulberry.
As of today, I have used two skeins to get it to here.
It's still on the needles and I am deciding whether to add another skein to it or stop here at 50" and make a matching hat or continue as the pattern says and get it to near 75-78".
I have plans for the other skeins, except for the aqua ones. I'll find something. These are just great take along projects or late night projects to work on.
I have been back from retreat for over a week, but because we went up North over the long holiday weekend, I am just now getting my retreat stuff unpacked, so now it is time to get really busy.
There are just too many things I want to do and still doesn't appear to be enough time to do them.