Why yes, I am excited. It's my first retreat with my Mom's quilt guild and it's in a week and a half. First off, I'm going to have to travel, so Mom has suggested that I pack light - in other words - leave the cutting board and rulers at home. Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay. But what if I need them? To, I don't know, straighten a block? Trim something? Slit my wrists after spending an entire weekend with Mom? (Kidding. I would never)
She assures me that I can use hers if I need to, but suggested that I have everything cut before I get there. That? Makes sense. It makes perfect sense. So this week (and this weekend) I'm in prep mode. Last night I pressed a bunch of fat quarters that'll get cut (maybe even tonight) in preparation for a quilt I've been eyeing since 2008 (if the date on the front of the magazine can be trusted)
I need to cut out borders for my hunter's star quilt.
I read the instructions for this owl applique quilt and decided that I clearly need an engineering degree to follow her bizarre instructions so I set it aside for a weekend not filled with other people. When I read them, all I can think is, "Ok, but why?" Which sucks because I love the pattern. It's just so cute.
And I realized I need to get looking at supplies I'll need. For example: Thread. I. Need. Thread. Even if I wasn't sneaking off for a weekend of sewing, I need thread. I'm completely out of thread. No wonder I haven't been sewing at all lately.
I need batting for a 60" x 80" quilt.
I need to be realistic about what I really can finish in a weekend away. Because part of me wants to pack up everything quilty that I own. You know. Just in case I don't want to sew on borders. Or sew up that batik quilt that's been calling me for 3 years.
Maybe I'll pack some books in case I don't want to sew.