Ok, so maybe there was some wine drinking and carbohydrate eating too. :)
Anywho, seven friends and I (including my bestest friend outside of my wife, my sister!!!) spent Friday evening- Sunday afternoon at Grailville in Loveland, Ohio. It was so great! We spent two nights in the beautiful Victorian mansion- House of Joy- on the property...
and then crafted the days away at a really beautiful building called the Caravansary!
|one of the pretty [huge] windows in the Caravansary|
|Above are projects completed by Carrie, Christy, Jill, Michelle and my sister.|
I brought along 1,000,000 5" squares to make a plus quilt. On Friday night, I laid the quilt top out [about 1,000 times].
And on Saturday, I pieced it all together!
I used a lot of different fabrics in this quilt top, including lines from Carolyn Friedlander, Lizzy House, Lotta Jansdotter and Denyse Schmidt- some of my favorite designers. Up until about a year ago, I never felt comfortable pairing fabrics together from different lines; I always doubted myself and never thought that the prints I put together worked together. Pish posh, I'm over that now! I LOVE mixing lines and designers and pallettes! It's definitely my favorite part of the sewing process.
So, yeah- sewing last weekend was GREAT!!! My favorite part of the whole weekend though was spending time with some great people.
What do you need other than sewing, friends and wine I ask you? Answer: NOTHING
So- last weekend = GREAT! But what was such a nice surprise was when I woke up on Monday, I felt SO refreshed and ready for the week! I felt encouraged and renewed... funny how a girls weekend away can do that. :)