Nebraska has turned into a good place for me to go to quilt retreats. I recently went to Nebraska for my third retreat at the Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center at Ashland. Three of us drove down and had a great time. You may have heard about lots of flooding in Nebraska. We heard about it, too, but saw very little evidence other than rivers that were high. The flooding was not in the area we visited, lucky for us. It's very unlucky for the people who experienced it. We were told that $450 million worth of livestock was lost in the floods! Wow!
So.. back to the retreat. We had a lot of laughs and got a lot done. This is most of what I produced (not photographed: several random blocks that will appear in the future).
The three of us at the retreat all made this same bag. It was fun to do it together, and the bag has already come in handy.
I came back home and was very tired from having stayed up too late every night at the retreat. But I got a lot done and had fun, so it was worth it. I'm about caught up on sleep now. I'm eager to get back into my sewing room and attack more projects, but I decided to spend some time cleaning it. I can't wait to get it back to a semi-organized state and do some more sewing.