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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dear Jane Retreat...

Hey Janiacs, I just got home from the "Dear Jane" retreat in Shipshewana, IN (Amish country)  and it was very fun. If you're not familiar with it, it's organized by people on the "Dear Jane" listserv. The retreat fee is only $20 plus the cost of hotel. Seemed like most people shared rooms to save on costs - I mean, conserve funds for fabric shopping - who are we kidding. : ) The format is completely open ended - come and go as you please... very low-key. There's another retreat in April so jump on that list and mark your calendars...

On the last day, when most of the quilters had already cleared out, I took advantage of the empty tables and laid out what I have so far... I am auditioning a sashing fabric candidate here and checking out how all the diamond blocks are shaping up...  Miles to go... but still fun to see every thing out in one place.
 
 


Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Little Late

I should of thought of this a couple weeks ago to post this picture of a quilt I spotted on a bus trip last year. Well if anything maybe someone would like to make one for next year's Halloween. The maker used all different pieces of Halloween fabric. Very clever if you ask me. 




Now I, haven't made a block in months. I have been so preoccupied with my first grandchild(s), twin boys. I will finish mine, just not soon.

Monday, November 5, 2012

We're All So Quiet!

I'm know I'm swamped with getting history masters work caught up around family-emergency backups, plus I can't find the latest set of Baby Janes that I prepped for sewing (ARGH!!). So that's why I haven't gotten any Jane sewing done in this long stretch.

I imagine lots of you are busy with holiday and gift projects that need immediate attention. Any other reasons out there for lagging Jane work?  ;D

We'll all get back to her as we can. I just wanted to make sure I hadn't been kicked off the roster. Glad to see I'm still here, because I intend to get back to my Janes in the next two weeks.

Hope you're all well and enjoying the new season!

~~Lynette

Me multi-tasking so I could have fun answering the door for trick-or-treaters while also getting my essay done in time for the submission deadline.
Yep - still have a few boxes to unpack.  :P