Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy Wednesday friends!   I hope you have had a great week so far and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I love not worrying about getting through the work week; though I did enjoy working, I am much more content being retired.  In fact, today I'm wearing my t-shirt that says "Choose Gratitude".  The week has been good, I think I have everything I need for our trip; now I just have to go organize it!  Oh boy, I do have a lot of sewing supplies I'm taking because I don't want to get caught with not having something I need.  I am taking my granddaughters sewing machine as well; I was concerned if something happened to mine, I would need to go get another. Several friends have said "what is the problem with buying another"-lol.  The problem would be that I know what type of machine I would get and it's costly; so better to have my good machine and a beginner as back up.
It has been so long since I have gone away on a quilt retreat-at least 11 yrs and I forgot just how much stuff you need to take.  I'm taking every color thread for fabric I'll have, then add in countless rulers and templates and you'll understand.  WE are taking hubby's Passat and not my Highlander, so hope we have enough room for our suitcases, etc etc.
I can't tell you how excited I am~firstly to go to Sisters for classes and the quilt show and also to be with our best friends for 8 days.
Today, I've already walked and now need to organize my sewing things before meeting a friend for her birthday lunch.
I hope your day is filled with joy!


  1. I can see we have the same views on retirement. That quilting retreat and seeing good friends sounds like fun.

  2. Have a wonderful time! I can't wait to hear all about it!!
    xo Kris

  3. Wow, this is so interesting with the preparations to SEW at Sisters! But in truth I am chuckling a bit as I read this with my limited ability self lol! Have fun!


  4. We bet you are very well-prepared. It sounds like a wonderful trip for so many reasons. Have a great time.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  5. Noreen, You are going to have such fun. I am excited for you. You'll have to show us all what you sew up. Blessings and save trip. xoxo, Susie

  6. I have a friend that goes to a couple of sewing retreats every year and she has more fun and looks so forward to them. She makes gorgeous children's clothes. I know you are going to have such an enjoyable time and we look forward to hearing about it.

    I wish you could drop by for a glass of tea and conversation. What fun!

  7. Oh what fun you will have! I can't wait to see and hear all about your trip!


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