Monday, 22 April 2013

Canmore Retreat

Over the weekend was my guild retreat. This year we went to Canmore, so not very far from home, and had a wonderful time. We are planning on going back next year.  I nearly typed weekend, but I think my family may complain if I went away 2 weekends in a row. LOL.

Most of the weekend was overcast with snow Saturday evening, but here is the view from the hotel on Friday.  These are call the Three sisters.
 There was 13 of us this year.  One of the things I love about this group is the variety of projects we work on. After looking at my photo I realized that I tend to only take photos of a few of the projects, I will have to do better next time. Here are a few of the things that people were working on.
There is always someone working on a tiny project, this is too small for me to even think about doing.
These cute "ouch" pin cushion where in some of the door process, ofcorse every one got a door prize, full of goodies.

I did work on a couple of project and will share tomorrow. Every thing is still taking longer on the new computer and I have to run.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Autumn Table Topper Finished

My old computer was getting slower and more unreliable by the day, so I decided it was time for a new one. I think it was about 10 years old.  I got home from the store with the new laptop to find the old one had stopped working.  I have been trying to find backups for all the data, I think I will be able to find most of it.  And the new computer is set up quite differently, this is going to take some getting use to.

On the quilting front, I have a finish!
 I  finished my Autumn table topper.  This was made from a charm pack and the fabrics remind me of the Fall.  I am glad I went with the simple boarder.
 I used the extra square I had cut for the planned checker border on the back. The ones I hadn't cut yet ended up in a hexie project.
I also finished the last of the stitching for the center blocks for my herb pillow.  These will now be trimmed and I will sew the top, before I do any more of the hand work.