Thursday, September 5, 2013

Quilting Season

Fall is here and hopefully the "busy-ness" of summer will slow down far awhile.  I have been working on some quilting projects but I hope to have more time once I finish the canning from the garden.  In the spring I received a phone call from Jack, my former boss at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman.  He told me that he was considering holding another Quilter's Retreat this fall and asked if I was still interested in working as the Quilter's Retreat Coordinator.  I thought about it for two seconds and asked when I could start.  So - we have a Quilter's Retreat scheduled for October 31 - November 3, 2013 at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman.  This retreat will be a UFO retreat, so we can all get a few projects finished up.  I know for myself I tell myself that I am not going to start anything new until I finish up a few projects.  And as I look at my calendar I see that I have signed up for 3 classes in the next 6 weeks, so much for self-control.  But I like to learn new things so I try to take advantage of as many classes as possible.  A retreat like this will give all of us time to finish up a few things, meet other quilters, share ideas and just plain have a good time.  Please check out our website - for additional details.  The retreat will feature 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, an Italian dinner buffet, an appetizer and wine tasting reception, the resort's award winning Elk Viewing Carriage Ride with a gourmet dinner and wine tasting, vendors, a trunk show, a square swap, show and tell and a few other things.  Please call 800-729-9375 for pricing and reservations.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!
My plan for the last several weeks was to get in gear and make more postings on my blog this year.  Here it is, the third day of the new year and I am finally getting to it.  Oh well, better late than never.  I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful holiday season.  We sure did.  We were able to spend time with family and also have a little r & r time.  Steve had some vacation time and we enjoyed spending time together.

This is a picture of one corner of my new sewing room.  I absolutely love my new sewing room.  My long arm has not arrived yet but we are ready and anxiously awaiting the phone call.  I spent many hours in my sewing room on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and had a great time.  I put binding on a couple of wall hangings, made a very small table toppper from a kit and did some machine applique on my Block of the Month from last year.  I had to do a fabric search so I went through several boxes of my fabric stash.  By the time I found what I was looking for my head was whirling with ideas for my stash.  Hopefully this winter I can spend lots of time enjoying my new sewing room and playing with my fabric.  I do have an election on February 26 so that will keep me busy but not near as busy as the elections in August and November.  Off now to do a little bit of sewing before I head to our Guild business meeting.  Enjoy your day and I hope you get to do some sewing too.