A sort of
not well-kept secret is how much I love tiaras! Let's face it, there are not many opportunities in real life to wear one. My favorite episode of The Big Bang Theory? The one where Sheldon buys Amy a tiara! Just too funny.
So this year at retreat (about the only place I can wear one for several days in a row), we had a tiara contest. Several people participated in the actual contest, and I have a
bunch few that I bring each year for those who are trying to keep a low profile. When we play Quilto (yes, it's bingo with quilting terms ) we all wear tiaras! Here's half of the group. (You can see one of the retreaters wearing a frown--she was having a terrible time [wink wink].)
And the other half. That's Penny waving so majestically because she just won Quilto! It's very serious.
Emily was the winner of the tiara contest. Her tiara is embellished with threads and all kinds of embellishments. Such a regal air!
Here they are, all hard at work.
Here's the Stroud Posse with their finished Rose Star blocks. Hand pieced, of course, using freezer paper templates from Linda Franz at www.inklingo.com. Linda has designed programs where you can actually print on the wrong side of your fabrics, eliminating the tracing part. We could not do that at our retreat, but we did use custom designed freezer paper to complete our blocks. Thanks, Linda!
And a close-up of Terri's almost completed block. The pansy fabric was perfect for this, and she has already cut two more versions to make a runner.
It was a fun time. Lots of laughs, lots of chocolate, lots of sewing. The greatest lesson learned--NEVER let Sharon be in charge of the camera's remote control! You'll see what I mean in a later post;-)
P.S. I am listening to Cane and Abe by James Grippando.