in a little mountain town about 2-1/2 hours from here over this next Friday, Saturday and Sunday with my favorite quilter roommate. Unfortunately my participant packet got lost in the mail! It finally arrived this morning, a little battered and scuffed, but the contents were just fine. I have been to this one before and the leader usually sends a pattern and background fabric for a Friendship Block, all of which will be drawn for at the end of the retreat. Now I'm scrambling to find compatible fabrics from my stash (for a pale yellow with orange dots background!) I'll try to get it cut out before I leave, but I'll have to sew it together there!
I don't have much time because I am also packing for a long-awaited trip to Alaska for nine days to see our DS, and his fiance, whom we haven't seen in a year! We leave next Tuesday, with only one day between trips. (What was I thinking??) We are flying from Sacramento, CA to Seattle, WA to Anchorage, AK -- It will take all day, and we arrive about midnight. DS assures me that will be okay, "because it will still be light, you know!" Can't wait to investigate all the quilt shops I can find in Alaska! I'll catch up with you all when I get back.
Here is the last photograph DH took of our DS before he left: