Saturday, April 13, 2013

Things to do while not retreating with the CMQG.

Notes.... new projects in the works - eventually!

This post started earlier this week while I was feeling sad about having to miss out on my guild's spring retreat this weekend. I made a list thinking I'd try to get lots of sewing done - pretend I'm with the girls sewing my weekend away. But it's pretty obvious with work and a four year old that's not going to happen....

So here are a few things that I have done so far - while the CMQG ladies are retreating:

I... dragged my MIL to Joann's (she waited in the car b/c Allie fell asleep). LOL. 

I did manage to pick up some batting and backing fabric for a Pellon project that's been lurking on my WIP list for several months. 

Then my MIL took Allie for the evening (sleepover!) - and Wally and I went out on a date? We're such a lively couple took a trip to the tea store and bought some new tea... then randomly decided to drive out to Sonic (out of our way but worth it). Now I've managed to piece a backing, baste, and quilt that Pellon project! Crazy. :)

And I'm still sipping on my slushie from Sonic! 

I'm sticking with some more reasonable goals for tomorrow... (since I do have to go to work)... hoping to be able to bind the quilt from tonight, as well as that purple one from earlier this week. 

I really need to order some fabric and start a new quilt. I'm getting annoyed at all these small projects, and finishing old WIP's. The old projects just aren't as exciting. 


  1. We missed having you at the retreat! I am so happy that I pretty much finished up an old UFO that will be my PNN quilt. Plus, I finally made a pouch for one of my students (that I promised to make about a year and a half ago). Now, I have a good idea of what I need to do better in order to be prepared for retreat and get a bit more accomplished.

  2. I miss Sonic so much! I don't think my hips miss it, though. :P
    It's good that you were able to occupy yourself a bit. It's such a bummer to miss out on the fun, but you got a date night out of it! :)

  3. I didn't know you didn't go to the retreat either. I miss those retreats. All that wonderful sewing time!

  4. I didn't realize that you weren't at the retreat either. I miss those retreats. So much uninterrupted sewing time!

  5. If you want to go to a retreat later this year, the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild fall retreat is Oct 10-13th in Dewitt, IA (just over the IL border). We would love to have you come. There are individuals from multiple locations in IL and IA that come, and the ages range from 20-70. Me and the other 20-40 yr olds are starting to take over.