I went to the Villa Madonna on retreat last week and it was great....up to a point.
I loved the sewing time, the company and without doubt...the food! I had this all ready to be put together...at least that is what I thought. When it came time to put the squares all together ...in order , mind you....I discovered that I had not done one...ONE damn square! When I looked at it all more closely I remembered that square...it was extremely similar...almost identical to the previous square , so much so that I thought I had already done it and threw it aside(too bad I didn't put it in the carry box for this project). Well the ladies saved my bacon...one had some extra reds and one had some extra white to match some of my whites. I had already taken some extra cornerstones and sashing ...just in case I screwed up. Anyway...my 150 Canadian Women is done and ready for the longarm quilting. I am not hand quilting this one....too many seams for my liking. If you haven't done this project...no problem it can be involved...but I would strongly recommend you read about these women...it makes you proud to be, not only a woman, but a Canadian woman at that.
I've had this next project since 2004. It was a Christmas gift from a good friend who has since passed away. She knew how much I loved wolves. I kept looking at it and feeling a little intimidated by it kept putting it away. I brought it with me to the Villa thinking I would solicit some help if it got away from me. Well, I finished the two projects above and was really at loose ends with a day and a half to fill. I won't say it was easy but it certainly wasn't the difficult project I thought it would be. Mind you I didn't read the instructions carefully enough and sewed all the borders on before I realized they were to be sewn on AFTER the wonder under pieces. After "unsewing" and resewing with the picture all
finished, I "got'er done!"