"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's Retreat Time!!

For the third year in a row, my quilt guild is hosting a retreat at a local hotel. It starts tomorrow- and I am so excited!! This retreat is SO MUCH FUN! Lots of sewing, and good friends, and up till 3am... it's just the best- even with my snoring roomate... (just teasing you, Cathy :) )

Vicki already came by to pick up my ironing table for the retreat- she has a minivan, and I can't fit it in my itty bitty Jetta :) I've just about finished packing all my projects and accessories... there is now quite the pile on the sewing room floor!!

I've packed every ruler I own, my design wall, and about 25 projects- quilts and bags and a laptop case for my sister. They are all at various stages of completion, and I am really hoping to come home Sunday night with most, if not all, of them done ("done" for the quilts being completed tops). I am going to go to the quilt shop that's giving us a discount early tomorrow, before the retreat starts. I just need some thread for a couple of the projects. Then I'll be ready to seriously sew!!

I'll send some pictures to my Flickr page along the way- but you probably won't hear from me again here until Monday :)

Oh, yes. This is post #224... I am making something at the retreat that I will be giving away next week!


  1. What fun! Which quilt shop? I may have to get in on that next year.

  2. I'm sure you'll have a terrific time and sew up a storm! ANn :)