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Additional notes for AUGUST 2019 RETREAT

Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Lynne on Saturday. 3 Replies


Started by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand"). Last reply by Darce Ovel on Saturday. 40 Replies

retreat 2019 food

Started by diane. Last reply by SandyO Jul 9. 2 Replies

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Comment by Darce Ovel on Friday

Seems like I haven't posted anything in forever - been checking in tho.  Just not much new to tell I guess.   Very little sewing - altho I've been trying to organize a little - my west coast kids are all coming in 2 weeks - Yippee!!!   That means tho, that the guest room needs to be usable!  Yikes!  Some of it can be shoved into the office and some into the utility room.   I need to get my retreat projects and figit quilt all organized and finished (or even started) before they get here - this weekend is the plan.  We'll see.

Comment by Lynne on Thursday

Have fun and be careful on your hike Diane.  You are only leaving yourself a couple of days to recuperate before retreat!  

Cute sock monkey quilt Carol.  I made a sock monkey quilt a few years ago and put it in my future grandkid stash.  When my cousin was finally able to adopt a baby, one of the first pictures of him was with a sock monkey made by great grandma.  I knew that quilt needed to belong to Coop.  When I got to the shower and saw the sock monkey theme, there was no doubt about it!

The one and only fidget quilt is done.

The NDTS blocks are almost done, I can't wait to see the variety we end up with.  I drew out my layout for what I want to do with them and have a couple of options for the rest of the fabric I will need in my stash.

Three weeks from today!  I had better figure out what I am doing!

Comment by Rhonda Huggins on Wednesday

Diane, prayers for you to have a safe hike. Have fun!

Comment by diane on July 9, 2019 at 7:31am

I have put up a new discussion page for the retreat food offerings. 

Lynne I get VOGA wine at Fresh Thyme in Ames. It does have a cool bottle but it's drier than you'd like but you could get it just for the bottle!

Ever have one of those days when you just feel so lazy you can't get the energy to get out of the chair? That's me today. 

Jill and family were here Tues-Sun. I had a bunch of errands to do yesterday and then went to De Moines with a friend to help her "fluff" her booths at the antique malls there , got home  about 9. I go down to Ankeny Thursday to pick up Harper to have overnight. 

I have one quilt that needs binding, I just got the next block instructions for a block of the week I'm doing online. I'm caught up with the online mystery, and another BOM, I have 2 stash busters that I am working on in between everything else. 

I'll be leaving the 20th for my adventure on the Appalachian Trail, hopefully I will return the 28th.  One corner of the bedroom is full of all my equipment I need to take. This isn't a cheap trek that's for sure! But will be exciting.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on July 8, 2019 at 8:11pm

Oh that would be wonderful, Sandy!  Not sure how I would work all the logistics out but it would be awesome to join you all someday.

Comment by SandyO on July 8, 2019 at 12:20pm

Adorable....!   Carol, when will you venture to Iowa to join us at a retreat?  Perhaps 2020?  We have such a wondeful time together for 3-4 days.

Comment by Jackie Orton on July 8, 2019 at 12:18pm

SEW CUTE, Carol!!  What a great gift!

I am plugging away with the b-day blocks...just about have them done.  But seems like every time I get ready to work on them, I get interrupted!  Then finish the NDTS blocks...then the fidget quilt.  I'm an under pressure of a deadline sewer, too, Rhonda!

And somewhere in there I need to make a practice block for the State Fair contest before I use the fabric they sent!

Hugs and prayers.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on July 8, 2019 at 11:35am

I found this cute sock monkey fabric and had to make a baby quilt complete with a "way-back-when" sock monkey.  Wow, I'm older than I think!

Comment by Lynne on July 8, 2019 at 10:01am

The Kim Crawford, it's what the guy at the wine store recommended too.  I really wanted the Voga just because the bottle looked cool but they didn't have it.

Comment by diane on July 8, 2019 at 9:40am

What did you end up being for them lynne?


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