Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Quilt Retreat Review




It's a tradition to go on a quilting retreat for a long weekend every January with my local quilt guild. I have been attending this retreat since I was expecting my first child and she's now 18. So that's a pretty long time! I did miss the year I gave birth to the twins, but other than that, I've had a perfect attendance record.


This year's theme was Mardi Gras. And you guessed it...we were invaded by hundreds of tiny crawfish wearing carnival masks. You may remember the ducks from two years ago. There's always a surprise or two, and definitely lots of laughs!

(this photo of my backyard was texted to me)

January is the perfect time of year to get away and stitch our little fingers off. When it's this cold, how else could you better spend your time? This year an epic snow fall was predicted, and we did see a few flakes. And while much of the country is still digging out, we are already back to temps in the 40's.


I packed plenty of strips to keep me busy. They did. I made a lot of these blocks...


And quite a few of these as well...


Reports from home said that a certain dog really missed me. He's such a momma's boy! I will admit I missed him a bit too. 


But mostly I was so busy sewing and chatting and eating and sleeping and sewing...you get the idea.

Enjoy every stitch,
Diane

15 comments:

  1. Looks like a perfect weekend.

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  2. You DID get a lot done. Good for you! It feels great huh. I'm always ready to get home too....this winter weather is sooooo wierd.

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  3. wee - fun!! I love retreats and that looks like it was super fun.
    Awe boomer, give his ears a scratch for me I'm sure he missed "mommy"
    xo

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  4. It looks like a fun time. Your blocks are such great colors!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I sure had fun while I was making them.
      Sadly, I haven't figured out why your comments don't make it to my mailbox. Hmmm. Hope you are staying warm and cozy!!

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    2. Thanks Kelly! I sure had fun while I was making them.
      Sadly, I haven't figured out why your comments don't make it to my mailbox. Hmmm. Hope you are staying warm and cozy!!

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  5. I missed my pooches whilst i was at retreat last weekend too. But it's always worthwhile you get so much done in a focused environment like quilt retreat that immerses you wholeheartedly in your passion :-) it was a beautiful sunny weekend here in Denver though not great timing to be indoors so much lol

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  6. I missed my pooches whilst i was at retreat last weekend too. But it's always worthwhile you get so much done in a focused environment like quilt retreat that immerses you wholeheartedly in your passion :-) it was a beautiful sunny weekend here in Denver though not great timing to be indoors so much lol

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  7. Wonderful blocks! I like the black and white ones thrown in for contrast.

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  8. Beautiful blocks as usual ! And Boomer has found his Mom.....

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  9. I like the second blocks especially. Great to have time off just for sewing!

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  10. What a huge stack of strips. Your blocks are fun and I'm sure you've got s plan. Retreats are definitely good for the quilting mojo!

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  11. I'm so jealous. There are no guilds in my area. So sad for me.

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  12. Those crawfish were a long way from home! Wonderful blocks - what a fun weekend!

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