After the Quilt Retreat

When we left, Jen and I head back towards where Grandma Donna lived. We didn’t quite get there and stopped at a Comfort Inn for the night. The next morning, we met up with Mark and the boys for breakfast with Grandma before heading home.

I could barely function for the first hour as my hands were swollen so bad. I had no wrinkles in my fingers! It was awful! An hour or so into the day, they relaxed and were all better.

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Brendan had my camera and was taking pictures of Grandma Donna. We followed her back to her house after breakfast and the following pictures are Brendan’s – he wanted to use my camera.

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Pictures of his hand on the way back to Grandma’s.

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Picture of one of Grandma’s two dogs.

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He asked Jen to walk him across the street so he could get a picture of Grandma’s house.

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Grandma’s other dog, hiding under the kitchen table.

With that, we head on home. There are no pictures on the way home. I had a medical appointment on Monday so, on Tuesday, I set about finishing what I had started at the quilt retreat. I was anxious to see how it all came out.

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I set out the pieces to start sewing them together.

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I got this army of blocks finished and they all looked really good. I was stunned at how gorgeous they were. Now to finish that other block from up above…

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I got them sewed and then trimmed them to square them up. I was as fragile as possible on squaring them up; however, when done, each of the blocks (all 18 of them) were 1″ shorter than they needed to be.

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Every single one of these blocks I worked so hard on was an inch smaller than it needed to be. Talk about a disaster! I’ve no clue how I’m going to save this. The other block of the two is perfect – this one, destroyed. If you’ve any ideas, please tell me!

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With a tad bit of stretching and pulling, I managed to get one row sewn together. However, I can’t do that the entire quilt. It would really mess things up bad. So, envision this as the quilt that I was supposed to create and I’ll sit in a corner and cry.

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It would have been so pretty.

… more later on what I’ve been up to. This is it for my quilt retreat weekend.

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