Mystery Quilt #3 – Getting Better

Well, after Clue #3, I like it better. I m still calling it my Orange Nightmare, but I do see that there may be hope. I m not a fan of these 6.5 inch blocks though.

Cornona virus is killing me. I have little or no motivation to do anything. My daughter started her junior year in High School and came home crying because nothing is the same, you can’t do anything. there are no groups at lunch. I felt bad for her. I didn’t even think how awful it would be for her and her best pal is going to the vocational school, so she does not see her.

A couple of weeks ago, my quilting pal Lynn and I went to Amish country to go fabric shopping. Not that we needed anything, but we both wanted to feel sort of normal. Interestingly in Amish country, they do not wear masks. They believe if god wants them, then they are ready to go. We went on a Friday, so there were not big crowds. It was hot as heck though.

Zinck’s in Berlin (Ohio) was our favorite. Of ll the times I have been to Amish country I had never been to this store. Ft quarter packs (20 FQ’s) were $26.99.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

Mystery quilt and packing….

So, I am trying to get back to my normal life.  My daughter is home from the hospital, which is great.  But, you do sort of trade one set of circumstances for another.  Glad not to be running to the hospital, but there is a lot to do having her home also.  This weekend is the Quilt Retreat.  It has been a while since I have been to one.  Part of me feels like I should be staying home and part of me can’t wait to go.  Kevin tells me I am going…… I have been gathering my things together in my new wheeled “I am going to a retreat” case.

Since this is a mystery quilt retreat, I have been spending 10 minutes here and there cutting out the pieces that I need.  I am done, need to label them and get them into bags all sorted.  I have never done a mystery quilt, so this is a new experience for me.  I used some fabrics that I had purchased previously and then purchased a couple other coordinating fabrics.  I will post photos as we go.

Now for the what to pack?….  Wine (check), Diet Pepsi (Check).  I am guessing I should consider a sewing machine and other supplies.  We will be leaving at 6am Friday morning, so I really need to be ready by Thursday night.  That should be a challenge.

We are staying at the Berlin Hotel and resort.  Since it has been so warm here, the trees are just starting to change, so it will be very beautiful.  Fall in Ohio tends to be very picturesque.  Can’t wait to go to one of my favorite shops , Millers Dry Goods and there is a shop hop going on.  WooHoo!