Monday, April 28, 2008

52 hours to go

From what Joanne L. says we have about 52 hours until retreat starts! I am really looking forward to going to this special retreat in Northern Indiana. I will get to meet some great online friends for the first time! Liz, Mary, Susan, Joni and all, I can't wait to meet you in person! I hope I didn't forget anyone!

I am leaving on Wednesday to drive up to my SIL's to spend the night. Then wonderful Joanne L. is picking me up on Thursday morning to finish the drive to retreat! Then back to my SIL's on Sunday evening for the night. Should get home on Monday morning sometime. I think my DH is looking for to the vacation also.

Riding with Joanne I am sure will be an experience. I know already I should take a tarp for inclement weather and she has already said, "unruly passengers will be strapped to the cargo rack on top". I don't plan on being good! lol I think we should sing 99 spools of thread on the wall on our way. Well, I thought it was a good idea!

I guess I better think about doing some packing tomorrow. I don't even know what project(s) I will take with me to work on. I have so many I want to take but I don't think I will need that many.

Joanne, I will be ready! See ya soon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spring is here!

I think anyway! The weather has been great! So great, I have had my windows open during the day.

Greg has had to actually mow the yard. Now it needs it again. I may just do that tomorrow if I get the time. The grass is green from what you can see under all the dandelions!

Greg was able to get the garden tilled up on Monday! Yeah!!!! We even got our potatoes planted. Yesterday evening we set out our cabbage plants. I know we set out way too many though. Greg's uncle has a greenhouse and supplies us with all our plants. Whenever we ask for 12 we get 24. That was the case with the cabbage plants. We asked for 12 and got 24. Uncle Dave picked up our seed potatoes also. You can probably already figure out we got more than we wanted. Asked for 25 pounds and got 50. If the weather is good this summer, we will have plenty of potatoes and cabbage. I think it is because he always has so many extra and just wants to get rid of them. I hope it isn't because he thinks we eat that much! LOL
I always figure if we can't use it we can give it away to those that need it.

My Mom and I have been working on a quilt for my little sister Dawn. She is so little anymore. She is 45 years old! Where has the years gone!
We are making it out of batiks using Log Cabin blocks. The center of the quilt is 120 of those blocks. Then there is the first border of Flying Geese. The last border is Log Cabin blocks set on point. I think it is going to turn out nicely!
I have another quilt I need to get started on. A wall quilt for my niece's new baby that due to arrive in July. Since it is a wall quilt it won't take near as long as Dawn's quilt. The baby is going to be a girl if all the technology is correct. Her name will be Isabella Rose. I have the design in my head and just need to put some things down on paper.

Next week I am going to another Quilting Retreat in North Webster, Indiana. There will be 19 other ladies that I will be joining. I am really looking forward to it. Some of the ladies I have gotten to know through email and our Quilting in Indiana Yahoo group. I can't wait to meet them! Retreats are so much fun! You learn so much and make wonderful friendships!

That's if for today! Hopefully I will make it back sooner the next time!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I just had to stop in and tell everyone about a wonderful retreat I attended last weekend!
A few of us decided to get together for the weekend at The Leavenworth Inn in Leavenworth, Indiana. We had such a wonderful time!
We each received some wonderful gifties. Here is a photo of the gift I gave. I call it my Fabric Milkshake. It reminds me of the great milkshake that you get at Steak N Shake.

I will be going to another retreat the first of May. I am so looking forward to it!