I'm leaving tomorrow to go see Marlene (EGBQ). we are going to her quilt guild's retreat. going to be with Marlene for 8 days. 4 days at the retreat and 4 days visiting with my best bud. can't wait, i'm so excited to see her.
p.s. also gonna see Katiemedarlin (Lynn) and Owie (Mary). looking for to this visit with my dear friends.This message has been edited. Last edited by: califgal,
one of the best things is that for the five day retreat, we have adjoining rooms and plan on keeping the adjoining door open, probably won't get much sleep, when you throw in Jlu, Millie and Sue, HGTV is well represented
I am so jealous of all of you getting together with other people on this board, I would love to do that but have not met any one in person yet but I do feel like I know all of you by just being on here.
Times are hard at my house right now, my husband has cancer and is starting his 3rd kind of chemo treatment on Wed. am praying that this one will at least keep his cancer in check.
WandaThis message has been edited. Last edited by: gmvj,
Will Patsy be an honorary "Merry Maid"?!? Maybe you can talk her into coming to AL next spring!
Wanda, I'm sending you a big hug and prayers. I agree with Fla. Farm Girl about the retreats, there aren't any strangers once you put the board name to the face. We have been having fun times in AL twice a year - going on 3 years.
"Wishing you sunshine and blessings"
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i'm here!!!!!!!!!! made to Marlene's. we have been out and about all day today. Left the house at 9am and got home at about 4:30. marlene ran some errands, i helped her at the food bank she works at as a voluteer. then we went to lunch at Papa Joe's and had mexican food, which i must say was really good. she had taco salad i had chili relleno with rice and beans. the off to the thrift stores we went (3). then stop to get my wine for the retreat, 3 bottles. they we having a sale LOL> i'm pooped, i need a nap now. LOL
Marlene and i are back home at her place. i had a great time at the retreat. 4 solid days of sewing. i have never sewn so much in my life. LOL. it was a fun retreat, met so many nice quilters. they all made me feel at home in their guild. a really nice group of ladies. i learned alot. i made about 50 fabric coaster, and i learned to make Humbug bags but i call them diddy bags, u can use them for makeup, sewing things or what nots. i worked on a CQ block. and Lynn (katiemedarlin) showed me some new stitches and she even worked on my block too. when i get home to calif. i will post pictures of the things the ladies worked on and my stuff too.
So glad y'all had a blast. Now you'll need a few days to catch up on sleep!
Wanda, for times in life like these, it's really a treat to go online at whatever time in the day or night you can and "chat" with quilty friends. I know it's hard to see DH weak. We'll try to lift you up with our silly antics and pretty quilt photos - right everyone?
If these retreaters were there with you and DH, I think they'd talk everyone into dressing up in costume this week. So .... perhaps on Thursday, we can share pics of our costumes (even if they are a little lame). It will make us all feel a part of a virtual retreat.