This was me & a few friends this past weekend. . .
. . . & it was wonderful!!!
Once a month, for the past 6 months. a few of my quilting friends & I go up to Phoenix for a weekend to participate in a Jo Club in one of my favorite quilt shops - The Olde World Quilt Shop.
It's been so fun to be making the little projects, & to learn some new ways of creating & putting together quilt blocks.
We've all loved it. . . & it's been such a great get-away for each of us.
What makes it so great is that one of the ladies has a house in Phoenix as well (used to belong to her mother). . . & now she & her husband keep it for other family members to use, & so we all make a weekend retreat of it & stay there.
It's great. . . we all look forward to it each month!
(We're also planning to continue doing it all summer - even though the next Jo Club doesn't start up again until the fall!)
This last weekend was filled with lots of sewing (with a few little Featherweight sewing machines!), yummy meals (& desserts too!), & watching the first season of Downton Abbey (again!. . . My friend Susan had never seen the first season. . . so we 'sacrificed' (not!) & watched it again!) ;o)
I was able to get almost halfway though making the 50 blocks for a wedding quilt that I'm working on. . . I also got to do some embroidery (yea!) & I got some binding sewn onto a new quilt design.
. . . but Susan was the champion at getting things done this weekend!
She had partially made over 250 of one of the 'Jo' blocks from this past club. . . & she powered through & got them all finished & trimmed & here's a peek at what her quilt will look like. . .
. . . Isn't it wonderful!
We were teasing her about why in the world was she making so many of the blocks. . .
. . . & then they started going up onto the design 'wall'.
. . . Oh my! . . . I love it!!!
It's all made from scraps from her stash, & it has me so inspired to work so much more from my stash. . . hmmm. . .
So, that's what I've been up to. . . at least for the weekend.
Today, I'll be subbing in the art room again. . . getting my hands dirty! :o)
Hope you have a wonderful day!