Going back to retreat... I was working on a quilt pattern by Judy Niemeyer. Paper piecing project that my daughter had selected for her bed. I had precut my fabric (all batiks in gold browns greens and rust instead of blues and purples) ahead of time and so could get at it right away. It went really smoothly. I am very happy with it right now. Just few paper piecing to do until the fun of placing those block together will happen. I managed to play a little bit and made a small quilt.
I took a photo shoot of my friend Diana. (playing "Madame Butterfly" behind her fanned blocks of fans)... She is an amazing quilter a driving force behind our guild and community, someone I admire greatly. We had some fun times listening to music (Mama Mia's soundtrack and the Phantom of the Opera were her two favorite this year.... on and on!!! ahahah).