I had great fun at our September retreat at the Hampton Inn again! I always get a lot of sewing done; I worked on a customer T-shirt quilt, and finished a couple of quilt tops; so much laughter and, as always, good food! The next retreat is coming up beginning of December, and all the tables are already booked!
Little man Simon had his big day on September 8. We celebrated his baptism at St. Benedict's in Chicago. What a beautiful ceremony in a beautiful church! Uncle John and Aunt Kristi are his God Parents. Afterwards we enjoyed all the great food Luke had prepared! Luke, you're an awesome chef!
Several friends have asked about Simon's little helmet. Simon developed a flat spot on the right side of his head because he prefers sleeping in the same position. With the help of this very light weight helmet (Doc Band) his head rounded out beautifully, and he'll be done with wearing it next week. It only took 2 months to help shape his perfect little head. Fran and Luke had the helmet 'wrapped' with the Bears' logo. He's #1 one Baby Bear!
Of course, I've been quilting my heart out on all those customer quilts. Here are some examples:
|Marcia's Quilt, A Bonnie Hunter Pattern|
|Cher's BIG Heart Quilt|
|Winks' Shop Sample for Prairie Stitches|
|Peggy's Quilt, Another BOM from Prairie Stitches|
|Marcia's Beautiful Black and Yellow Quilt|
|3 Sisters Moda Kit, Shop Sample for Sew Generously|
I'm also very proud of the 3rd place ribbon I won at the MQ Today Show in Oconomowoc for quilting Ann's quilt.