At this retreat, I decided to simply work on making doll clothes for the country store the guild is having as part of the Quilt Tour on Nov 12. I also knew I'd be assembling blocks made by my fellow retreaters to make up two Quilts of Valor to be presented on Veterans Day, Nov 11. First I'll share what I have about this project. I have no pictures of the quilts--they were passed on to the longarm quilter who generously offered to do them at a significantly reduced fee, thus freeing me up to make more items for the store. The quilts are simple and scrappy red-white-blue blocks that will be quilted with variegated thread in an allover star design. When I got home last night, I had to quickly prepare the backings (thank goodness, I'd purchased backing fabric over the summer!) and take them and my roll of batting to the longarmer. I'm sure she'll have them ready in a few days.
It took me all day Saturday to put together those two quilt tops. But on Thursday and Friday, I'd already made these doll outfits:
|2 pj bottoms made from flannel scraps|
|2 sets of flannel pajamas|
|One holiday dress|
|Back of holiday dress|
|The second holiday dress with lots of lace!|
Before I left for retreat, I'd made a couple batches of soap and cut them into bars. They should be well cured by now and ready for packaging.
|This is "Pomander" glycerin soap--orange and clove scent with bits of cinnamon stick mixed in|
|Coconut and olive oil soap|
So, I guess I have a full day ahead of me with these projects. Fortunately, my husband did all the housecleaning--and laundry!--while I was gone so that's not on my mind. I do have to make a grocery run before I can get going on taking care of these tasks and moving on to new ones. Busy day again--and I love it!