what ho? another retreat?

9 Nov

yes indeed.  the boys went a hunting so we went a quilting.  this time it was at karen’s.  and just look at what she got for me!

sewing table

it’s a “sewezi” table.  and it’s terrific.  sew lovely to have my machine at the proper height.  and yes, sewing from 6am until 10pm still creates a back ache but not nearly like it used to.  it’s a snap to set up and take down, comes in a little carrying bag and it even has wheels.  i like it aLOT!  see that little pincushion?  want a closer look?

pincushion

how stinkin’ cute is that?  a PINK velvet pincushion.  we were not doing trinkets at this retreat but miss karen cheated and gave me the pincushion and a box of pearl pink pins.  i love it!  thanks mucho karen!

we each managed to meet our goals for the weekend!  i finished up another set of trucks and tractors and the dirt roads for both quilts.  now to embroider on a few of the blocks, square them up, set them with triangles, attach the roads……seems like a lot left to do!  that was all i brought to work on so then karen got out her scrap basket for me to play with.  i made several bases for postcard embellishment.  yea me!  karen finished up 108 batik blocks and then 30 funky blocks.  yea karen!

naturally we needed a treat or two:

treats!

the great thing about these cappo mugs, is that an entire bottle of champagne fits in two mugs!

 

back to work the minute i arrived home.  had a delightful late afternoon and evening with the longarm.

and, the D O G is back.  yea.

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7 Responses to “what ho? another retreat?”

  1. Christine Olson November 9, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    Sweet pincushion! But what I really want to know is…did the training take? 😉

    • myolivebranch November 9, 2009 at 9:39 am #

      it’s a bit early for me to tell. one thing that was obvious, is that he’s again waking up during the night. 1am, 3 am. so we’ll have to correct that again. imagine it’s from being in a kennel with other pups.

      i’ve been studying the “commands” so i can catch up to him.

      heel!

  2. Becca November 9, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    what fun! I also love that pincushion! Way cool.

    So how is the D.O.G.? Is she now bringing your morning coffee and making breakfast?

  3. Jan November 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh that just looks like tons of fun!!! Lucky you!!

  4. grapegrower November 10, 2009 at 12:44 am #

    champagne in coffee cups!
    all that coaching down the gurgler!

    • Snort November 10, 2009 at 10:12 am #

      We were less likely to spill them on our projects in the short coffee cups. Don’t worry – we will remember your coaching next time.

  5. Linda Card November 10, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Love that table. And it folds up so you can take it with you. Sweet!

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