Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here...but struggling

I'm here....but struggling. I'm struggling physically (RA flaring), job-wise (still have

but it is H---L), quiltingly (not going on), bloggingly (not reading or writing) and mentally (because of all the above plus!) I'm not sure about continuing to blog. I love it and yet haven't seemed to find the time to get it in. .......Just know that I am going to hang in there a bit more and then hopefully be back full force!!!!!

In the meantime I'm going to leave you with a picture of this block. Such a simple block but I've not seen it in this setting. I did not do this quilt so I am only showing a portion of it. I love this and it is on my list of to-do...whenever I start quilting again~


Monday, February 02, 2009

Retreat 3

(sorry this retreat business is so drawn out! I've been readying for my in-laws and have had trouble at work....)

This is the kitchen of the Red Barn. On this morning, she had decorated the tables with flower pots wrapped in fabric & filled with flowers, napkins that matched the fabric on the pots and coordinating placemats. Each meal greets us with new centerpieces, placemats and cloth napkins. The upper shelf is decorated with discontinued Fiesta Ware dishes.

The windows are all covered in these fabric wrapped clothesline. Well, fabric wrapped is an odd way to put it. It is more like pieces of fabric tied around the rope. They are very cute.

This is a view of the sewing room. I am standing at the corner and getting as much in the shot as possible. See the open doorway? That is one bedroom. The sleeping is dormitory style and there are 12 beds to a room. The closed door next to it is one of the bathrooms.

This is one of the bedrooms. This one is decorated in the Christmas theme. There are another set of beds on the other side of the cubbies.

This is one bathroom. Each of the potties is covered by a different fabric. At the end of the room are two showers. There is another, identical bathroom adjoining.

This is what she uses as a curtain to give some privacy to those showering. It is not a shower curtain, just a "door." Click to enlarge, it's a rag quilt!

In "our" bedroom, this is the wall that is adjoining the sewing room. Friendship stars made from carpet!
This is one side of our bedroom. There is a wall with open doorways to....

The other side of our room. There are 4 of us that share this room. The other rooms are all pretty full as our retreat group is around 16. They can house up to 24. It is nice back here in our little corner because we have room to spread out all of our stuff. Plus, when it gets too cold we can grab an extra quilt! I always choose the bed on the left in the corner. I figure if I snore too loudly at least I won't be snoring in someone elses ear!

This is the view from where I sit. See the two women across from me? Mad women I say. The one on the left is a machine! She just churns out quilts left and right. The woman on the right is such a great quilter that she had quilts, quilts with an "s" accepted to the Houston show!!!

Here are the "5 AM-ers." We are the three "M's," Morah, Mollie, & Mary!!!!!

February Gift

Has been delivered.....You've seen these before but now they finally have a home!

My in-laws are visiting for two weeks. Yes I like them. No I don't find it an imposition. Yes it's tons of work keeping MIL happy. I probably won't be sewing too much over the next two weeks.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Stash Report


If I did this correctly, my stash report should be viewable here.
If not....well, I cannot seem to figure this out!

This report covers two weeks including shopping on retreat. I have no apologies. I am more concerned with the fact that since retreat I've not been sewing. So much has happened this week but this stash report isn't the place for it! Another post.....

Fabric in - YTD 33.16
Fabric out - YTD 18
Net +15.16
Ufo finished - YTD 2
Project Finished - YTD 12


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