11 November, 2007

Baa, Baa Black Sheep...

The weekend retreat in the mountains was incredible. Delicious food, easy conversation among good friends, the hum of sewing machines late into the night and glorious weather! Here are a few of us on Saturday, just prior to my departure. (That's me in the front row, 2nd from the left.)

My objective for the weekend was to reduce the strings in my bin by sewing a galaxy of stars. (Progress on those in a post to come.) I did not meet my objective... in fact the exact opposite was true! Not only did many kind-hearted ladies contribute their trimmings to my string bin, but Salem Stitcher brought me a huge offering...
no, it wasn't wool but there were three bags full!
And, I'm sharing... not with the master, the dame and little boy down the lane, either; but, rather-- one for me, one for Quiltkeemosabe and one for our quilt ministry at church. I dumped out the contents of my 'keeper' bag yesterday; this is going to be fun! It will be some time before this generous donation goes from it's chunky, scrappy state to trimmed-down strings, squares and bricks; but the journey in cases like this is equally as fulfilling as the destination!

Ah, yes...
Life is Good!

13 comments:

quiltteacher said...

Welcome home! Haven't you realized you never get finished with your goals at a quilt retreat with friends. To much talking, laughing and just plain fun. Anna & Doug say Hi. Good spending time with them.

Su Bee said...

Retreats are so fun, and scraps are so fun, and friends/laughing/sewing/chocolate are all so much fun, what's not to love?
You know the more we cut up scraps the more they multiply - how's that work?
LOL - Congrats on a super weekend!

dot said...

Looks like everyone had a good time. What a neat bag of scraps. Lucky girl.

Libby said...

Ahhh - the beauty of strings . . . they multiply - at least as fast (if not faster) than they can be used *magic*

paula, the quilter said...

And a good time was had by all! (that phrase has always made me chuckle). Don't you know that you can't turn your back on strings? They remind me of tribbles.

meggie said...

Such fun! And what goodies!

leigh anna said...

and you know where to send the little baby orphan scraps! ;)

mamaspark said...

Wow, I guess there are string blocks in your future!! Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Shelina said...

I guess it is true - they do multiply!

YankeeQuilter said...

Goals and quilt retreat just never end up in the same sentence for me! Glad you had a good time.

Carole said...

Sounds like a good time! Shucks, I was going to send you my string scraps! lol Keep well and happy stringing! ;o)

teodo said...

I'm happy for your fun retreat and .................
I think that a day you will use all these strings.
ciao ciao

CONNIE W said...

Sewing, retreats, strings, and the upcoming holiday -- all are things to bring smiles. I hope your MIL greatly improves and can enjoy turkey day with the rest of you. Take care of yourself in the meantime.