Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sandy's Retreat?!

Good Sunday morning!

I feel like I have been at another retreat.  Except, I didn't have someone else to cook wonderful meals for me!  LOL!  Since I only worked Wednesday and Thursday this week, my chores were done early Friday so I hit the sewing machine and finished two new Halloween quilt tops.  The first one is a scrappy nine patch and the second one is a stacks quilt using Moda's Boo Crew.  Now, I have to decide which one goes as a wedding present for a friend's daughter (she is getting married on Halloween!!)

I haven't played golf in two weeks but we have a tee time this morning.  I can only hope that it doesn't rain!  It seems like our weather turned icky the day of the fall solstice.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Home Again, Home Again!

Everyone made it home safely Saturday from the quilt retreat.  Corrie Munson, her sister Des,  and friend, Stacey put a lot of effort and work into planning for the retreat.  Several of the gals gave little tutorials on such things as binding, sewing zippers and making pop cakes.  We even had a quilt challenge where you have about 70 minutes to make something for the kitchen from a half yard of fabric, and some charm squares.  The winner made an apron and matching bikini top!  Yes, a matching bikini top!  It was hilarious!!  We made new friends and if you are like my sister, cried when it was time to leave.  I have been to bed early every night since we got home.  It is surprising or not, how tired you can get at a retreat!!

I want to share this description on Kathy's blog of the food prepared by Stacey.  Go here!

I made a pumpkin table topper, finished my Pam Buda "Nappy's Dowry", made a cute pumpkin candle mat that I saw here, and got started on my purple Irish Chain.

Pumpkin Table Topper

Mini Four Patch

Nappy's Dowry

Little Pumpkin Mat

I didn't have to return to work until Wednesday morning, so I spent Sunday and Monday resting and putzing around the house.  Tuesday morning, I met my golfing buddy and her daughter for breakfast, shopped a little, and then spent the rest of the day quilting.  Tonight I will get the binding stitched on and do the hand stitching.  Hopefully, I will have some pics for you by this weekend!!

Thank goodness I only had to work Wednesday and Thursday--love these short weeks!  BUT, let me tell you I enjoyed the ten days off and makes me look forward to RETIREMENT!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Quilt Retreat

  • We are up
  • We are ready
  • We are off
Sister Vicki is here, up (don't know how awake, she is not an early morning person!!) and ready and we are headed to McCall, Idaho for quilt retreat!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Good News Bulletin!

I am officially on a well deserved vacation!!!
  • Everything is fine with my knee--no surgery needed!
  • Quilt Retreat in two days.
  • Cleaned the guest room for my sis, who arrives tomorrow.
  • Sold five quilts at a flea market Saturday.  And let me tell you it was HOT!
  • I have the Flying Geese Queen Quilt Flimsy finished.  Need to piece the backing and on the quilter it goes!
  • Have narrowed but not finalized the project list to take to quilt retreat.
  • Made some pumpkin bread to take to retreat.
  • The Seahawks won last night!
  • The Mariners lost!

This is a picture of the storm that rolled into the Tri-Cities last night about 6 pm.

For the past two weeks, I have not done any sewing after dinner (very unusual for moi!).  I think that I might need a small adjustment in my meds!  So, now that I am on VACATION, my stress level should go down and I can get some sewing done.  Love to all and I will check in later!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Finish

Good Sunday afternoon!  I hope that you are enjoying your labor day week-end.  I played golf again this morning and then came home to the sewing machine.  I finished up my "Winter's Lane" quilt flimsy.  I have ordered fabric for the border and for backing.  Let me know if you like it!!

I am off to make "Chicken Salsa Verde" and a salad for dinner.  And then vegetate in from of the tv!