June 4, 2021

Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!

Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!
I think we can all agree that when quilters get together, it’s not only the quilts that are wonderful, the FOOD is fantastic!
And before anyone asks, no, I don’t have the recipe for Tonni’s French Toast Casserole (With candied pecan crumble!) but I will get it!
The secret ingredient and main event?  Tonni makes her own sourdough bread and spoils us on retreat when she is here.  We eagerly await her bread.  We long for it.  We sing sonnets to it.
And in French Toast Casserole?  WOW!
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!
Dinner was just being served when I was heading home last night – Terry’s lemon chicken filled the kitchen with such a wonderful aroma I wished that I could stay!
And tonight I will be staying – the Hubster is off to Kentucky for an archery thing and won’t be back until late tomorrow night.
Zoey and I get play days with the Quiltvillians!
Now on to the talk of recipes – because I know you are going to want them.  There is talk of the groups posting their recipes in their own private Facebook retreat groups.  I’ll see if I can snag them to share here.
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!
The washer/dryer arrived!
This is the same beautiful unit we have inside the Inn, and after using it for the past nearly-a-year, there was no doubt what I wanted for the second laundry station.  
This is a GE unit, and I love the deep water wash, the bulky items setting for all of the bedding and towels – 
I’m hoping we’ll be running and ready to go within a couple of weeks.  There will be a garage overhaul as far as stuff inside goes to make things a bit more productivity inducing.
But I’m excited.

Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!
More Cabin Corners progress!
I really appreciate your patience with me as I continue to work on this project in between everything else that is going on.
Some things are going to push this to the side – our Leader & Ender Challenge starts around 4th of July and I’ve been cutting and making units for that to sew in between other things so I have something to share with you when that releases.
It’s about the time of year that I start working hard on getting our Winter mystery quilt going –  Many of the new Leader & Ender units will be made during that time as I use them to keep the piecing on the mystery continuous –
So – the Cabin Corners blocks may take a back seat for a while. At least until the mystery top is done, so we can release yardage, colors and all by Halloween.
For those asking for the block pattern – Patterns are released when the quilt is done and the pattern is written.  Thank you for understanding that this all takes time. I’m still at the block making stage on my own quilt.
I’m excited that you are excited and inspired – There are many more blocks to be made but there will be a pattern for you in due time.  
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!

THIS is a peek at what is releasing later this month –

It’s almost Rivanna time!
Get your blues and neutrals (Or other favorite colors) ready!
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!
Gingham red binding for the win!
Just ONE MORE DAY and I get to show you the WHOLE THING. Let’s just say that TODAY’s agenda has me stitching that binding down so I can share it tomorrow!
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!
Come join the fun as Pat Sloan takes you on a joyful journey through a year’s worth of celebrations. You’ll find easy patchwork and fusible-appliqué; projects for Valentine’s Day, Easter, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 
Stitch welcoming lap quilts and table toppers, plump and pretty pillows, trick-or-treat totes, cozy Christmas stockings, and more. Keep your home décor looking fresh and cheery as the seasons change, and always have the perfect pattern on hand for a housewarming or holiday gift. 
With inspiring photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and 17 terrific designs at your fingertips, you’re on your way to a great year!
I have added Holiday Celebrations to the Quilting All the Time category of the Quiltville Amazon Affiliate Store. Use your PRIME from wherever you are and have the book in your hot little hands in just a few days! 

Today, head over to visit Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter for her post about Holiday Celebrations and her own gift-away!

Amy lives in Utah, is 2 hours behind me time-zone wise, so we’ll cut her some slack if her post isn’t live when you click the link.  Be sure to come back and check later today if it isn’t there yet, you don’t want to miss her post and gift-away.
Tag a friend in the instagram comments and they can receive a free book too!
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!

Binding and sleeve finished!
But there was no way to get to where I needed to stitch down the label last evening.  I think I’ll be taking a quick minute to do that while stitching down the binding on the  Holiday Celebrations project!
It looks like it’s going to be rainy off and on today – but I’m still hoping to get some of the gals out on Round House Road for a good long walk today.
We need to do something to walk off yesterday’s yummy food!
How is your Friday looking?
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!

Quiltville Quote of the Day –
Vintage quilt found in Kentucky.
To reach any goal, you first have to make one!
What you do today will lead you into your tomorrow.
Which direction do you want to go?
Happy Friday, folks!
Good Friends, Good Food, Great Fun!