Friday, October 25, 2013

When does a Longarmer work on her own projects?

At a retreat of course!

I have been in business for one year. I got my machine in the middle of September last year, so we will say October is anniversary month. I have found out rather quickly that I have little time to do my own projects. I do set aside a day every week to attend my stitch group "Stitch Its." I am glad I committed to keep that up. What I do is so solitary that if I didn't keep that up I might not ever see my friends!

This week I had the opportunity to get a little more intimate time with my Bernina at a 2 day, 3 night retreat. This group is affectionately called "The Seam Rippers." We went to Scottsboro, AL to Grand Oak. I cannot even begin to describe it. If you ever get a chance to go, do it. They are perfect for quilting and scrapbooking retreats. The facilities are great, the food is wonderful, and view breathtaking. Here is the web site. Here are my pictures of the week. 
Sunrise view from the parking area

Scenery from the porch of Grand Oak

Chicken coop = fresh eggs

Another scenic view of Lake Guntersville

Looking down the driveway (Betty and I walked down and then back up!)

Meeting of the quilting minds

I worked on the small cornerstone blocks (81 of them) and cutting sashings for a block swap quilt.

Mommy blocks and baby blocks with sashings

I also did a block for a friend moving away

Talk about full service, Sara (of Grand Oak) even changed a flat tire for one lady!

Going down the drive way 
and down

Good by Cindy, Sara and Grand Oak until next time!


  1. That first picture is stunning!

  2. I recognize those X blocks--love the x cornerstones!