Goodness--I lost another month. I am delighted to announce that I do not plan to be out of town at all in October. (Unless #1 son in Seattle buys a condo and needs mom to come paint) Otherwise, I wil sleep in my own bed, slump around without makeup in my rattiest quilting t-shirts and put the garden to bed. I'm so excited. I hate having to comb my hair every day and act like an adult.
I have just over three weeks before our local quilt retreat. I hope to get the applique done on, yes, wait for it, yes, you're right, THE wedding quilt. Haven't you missed my whining about that? I have about six leaves to applique and a fair amount of embroidery to do. Then I will piece the whole mess together and baste it at retreat. That's my plan and I hope I'm sticking with it.
What else is going on? Well, I went to Denver twice in three weeks. 500 miles each way. Entertained my son's in law's. Started designing the mystery quilt for the third book in the series. Learned to roast fresh tomatoes to freeze. Yum. Made plum jam. Yum. I have buckets of apples so I'm freezing them one pie filling at a time. Did I mention I bought a freezer? Wow is that fun! Helped set up the quilt show before I left for the first Denver trip. We had 160 quilts on display in our little town. Beautiful!
And last, but not least (pun intended) I gained back 6 of those devil pounds.
I missed you all!