One of my fun plans was to take a Working with Wool class at Primitive Gatherings in Menasha. I live really close, and just never seem to get around to that. When I walked into the class, I was so surprised to see my friend Jodi! So Wednesday was a fun day sewing with Jodi and her friend Maggie, as well as about 20 other quilters. The class was great - even though I've worked with wool a lot, I learned several ways to make it better. We started a wool penny mat, and mine is still in about the same status as when I left the class.
Because of the nasty weather, I was able to spend a lot of time in my sewing room, so I wasn't really too sad about not being outside! One of my goals was to get this monster put together:
Anyway, it's all put together and ready to go into the to-be-quilted someday stack, along with its many friends. I didn't put the words on it - I tried writing them on a scrap and they looked terrible, so I think mine will be named Too Many Triangles or something.
Another goal was to finish a second Boxy Stars for donation. This quilt was already pieced, so I just had to finish it.
My other finish was Chessies' Needlebook, a cross-stitch pattern I've had done for a long time. I learned how to do the finishing last summer, but just hadn't gotten around to doing it.
So, vacation is over...I didn't get everything I wanted done! It was fun while it lasted.
My UFO for the Country Threads challenge is a star cross-stitch that I need to make into a pillow, so I should be back with a finish before the end of the month.