Lots of things have been going on. I guess the first and biggest event of the month of August was the arrival of Sara Jean... my new longarm.
I have already lost count on how many quilts I have completed on this new machine. The whole process seems to move along much quicker, from loading the quilts using my Red Snappers to having to roll the quilts half as many times. I can run at a higher speed without losing the quality of my stitching.
As I have been doing my quilting on this new setup Ron often observes and determines if there is any way to modify things to make the process move more smoothly. Things are looking and working pretty good in the quilting room.
I started off my days there with a walk, and through the day I often had a couple ladies join me for a quick walk to get away from sitting at our sewing machines. One morning MB and I saw a double rainbow.
I tried to keep my quilting fairly basic on this retreat. These quilts went together with minimal effort. Neither of them has a destination, but I think they both turned out very nice. I worked on a couple other blocks, but these two tops were started and finished while there. The invitation to this retreat gave me an opportunity to meet a great group of ladies and I look forward to joining them again next year.