Tuesday, February 19, 2013


No, it isn’t Christmas, and I am not Santa Claus, but I am packing for a three-day quilting weekend retreat and want to be sure I don’t forget anything! However, I will be with many other quilters who, I am sure, will share a notion or a scrap of fabric, should I need it!
This will be the second year of a weekend getaway at Silver Lake, in Perry, New York. The sewing room is big and bright and the cook feeds us three meals a day, so all we need to do is sew, sew, sew. It was a lot of fun last year and it is a great way to get to know other guild members better.
What I really like to do is walk around and see what everyone is working on. For me, it is a great way to learn new techniques and learn about new notions. The show and tell at the end of the weekend is always spectacular. So . . . I won’t tarry here for long on my blog today because I have to give my pile of UFOs another look and decide for sure these are the three or four I am taking with me, along with an applique project for times when I get tired of cutting and sewing on the machine.

Three projects I am taking to the retreat. Putting it in a photograph makes it more real for me and hopefully will help speed me along to completion!

Besides quilting, I have been continuing to make mini journals. I just posted a new one to my YouTube channel. I made it for a friend and sent it to her, a page a day for five days, as a surprise. You can see it by going to my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/studioemmy

The mini I am currently making is a custom order that is for a bride-to-be who will record her dress shopping excursions in it.  Doesn't that sound like fun? I love the ideas that customers come up with for their albums! The papers are beautiful and I can’t wait to finish it! But . . . that is going to have to wait until next week . . . time to finish packing.

What I have learned:
Planning a project takes me much longer than making it!

What I want to learn:
How to plan less and create more!
What I appreciate:

My husband, who encourages me, supports me, protects me, and loves me for who I am.

What I want:
Same as always . . . more hours in a day!


  1. Hi, this looks good. Like what you have done with it. By the way I enjoy seeing all the projects you are doing and completing.