Sunday, September 25, 2011

Packing is way over-rated

I'm leaving in the morning for my retreat in Wisconsin and am still in quite a frenzied state trying to figure out, not what clothes to bring, but WHAT PROJECTS TO WORK ON!!! I mean, it's the hardest decision to make. So much fabric, so many choices... Here is the pile I've put together to take, although I've still got one more project I want to pack (and decide on, too).

 Note of course Bonnie's book is on top, since I always refer to it for ideas.  And in the middle is a big bag filled with the Ocean Waves parts, which I AM GOING TO FINISH!!  There is also a large bag filled with orphan blocks, patterns and books I'm going to hopefully give away while there.  I'll be excited to show you my finished projects upon my return in a week.

Oh, and of course one of the very difficult parts of going away (aside from leaving my sweetheart of a husband) is that I won't be picking up my darling grandson Ryan this week, as I usually do.  Here is how he looked this week at the park, where we were blowing bubbles:

Hope everyone has a great week!!


  1. Maybe if you left the projects home you could take Ryan! Or not. Looking at that pile of projects I have to ask, are you really only going to be gone a week? : ) Seriously, I know for me so much of what I am sewing on depends on my mood. To have to pack enough stuff to anticipate my moods for a week would be a problem. Of course, if I was a disciplined quilter that wouldn't be an issue, but I'm not, so it is. And I've learned to live with it!

  2. Have fun sewing! ah yes Bonnies books are a great reference for me and INSPIRATION plus!
    can't wait to see what you finish this week

  3. An entire week of sewing with friends? What fun!

  4. Have a safe trip and have fun sewing. Nothing beats blowing bubbles! :)

  5. Have a wonderful time and get a lot done!!

  6. Have a great time. Can't wait to see everything you get done.

  7. Randy,
    I posted about your lovely snips- Thanks again ever so much. I hope you have a fantastic time at the retreat. It is always fun to be with other quilters creating new quilts. I will look forward to seeing your new projects.